The Derek Moore Foundation was founded by the three Trustees - Derek Moore, Andy Toms and Rene Siva. They are ably assisted by three Project Advisors Lyn Hughes, Fiona Jeffery and Chris Rowles who work closely with the Trustees to evaluate proposed projects. All of us have extensive travel experience and know personally, many of the countries where our projects are located
Meet the team
Founder, Director and Trustee
Working in, or visiting, over 120 countries provided fun and adventure but also brought home a realisation of the needs and hopes of the many communities he travelled through.
Director and Trustee
At the age of eighteen Andy became a driver and tour leader on a Trans African Expedition - and fell in love with travel and with the African continent.
Director and Trustee
Rene began his working life as a commercial pilot, working in the USA, but on his return to the UK he started a life in travel. From the beginning of his travel career he gravitated towards the world of pilgrimage travel,
Lyn is something of a legend in the travel business. In 1993 she, along with her late husband Paul, started a small travel magazine, working from their back bedroom. In the 25 years since then Wanderlust has grown ...
A graduate of Edinburgh University, Fiona has had a long and prestigious career in travel and tourism. Her career highlights include running the World Travel Market from 1986 to 2013, during which time she became Chairman.
Born in the UK, Chris grew up in Holland, before returning to the UK to attend University, gaining a degree in Environmental Science. Following graduation, however, he moved into the Travel Industry,
GUATEMALA – Midwives
In the Quetzaltenango area of Guatemala are many rural communities where the Mayan dialect called Mam is spoken and few people speak Spanish. This lack of Spanish means…Read more
THAILAND – MEF village solar project
The Mahouts Elephant Foundation (MEF) is one of many elephant-based projects in Thailand. But what we like about the MEF is the fact that there are two complimentary…Read more
ZIMBABWE – Village Investors Programme
In Zimbabwe, the village Investors Programme (VIP) economically empowers parents and guardians of vulnerable children in the Mutari district of the Easter Highlands through community-led savings and loans…Read more