Co-founder and Co-Director of Restored
Mandy is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Restored. Mandy previously worked for Tearfund as their Programme Development Advisor for Gender. She combined her role at Tearfund alongside Co-Directing Restored for over two years. Mandy has travelled extensively over the last 20 years and has run gender & ending gender-based violence training across Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, Russia, SE Asia and the UK.
In 2011 Mandy won the Deloitte 'Women Who Rock' award for her work on gender equality and ending gender based violence.
Mandy has previously lived and worked in India and has many internationally published articles and case studies. There include the pioneering 'Gender, HIV and the Church' case study from work in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso which saw relationships transformed.
Mandy is passionate about seeing the church rise up to take action on ending violence against women and being a positive example to the world on healthy relationships. She encourages every individual to realise their full potential in life. Restored is the channel of that passion and energy. She originally comes from Southport, UK. In her spare time Mandy plays hockey for her local club, Richmond and volunteered as a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics. Mandy attends St Stephen's Church in Twickenham.
Carolina is the Training Manager for Restored. She is passionate about working to make a difference in people's lives and particularly in challenging oppression, injustice and inequality. She has ten years of experience in the charitable sector in the UK, having previously worked for Latin America Women's Aid.
She has a Masters degree in NGO and Development Management. Carolina is a member of St Mary's Church, Hampton, where she plays a role in their leadership. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Dr Peter Willson
Operations Lead and First Man Standing
Peter has supported Restored since its inception in 2008 and is passionate about confronting male entitlement and misogyny as a cause of abuse against women. In 2018 he left his position as Consultant Surgeon in the NHS at Kingston Hospital and joined the team as a volunteer on the First Man Standing Project and then took on the role of Operations Lead in April 2019. He still works privately as a surgeon. He has a long term interest in teaching, training and staff advocacy. He is a qualified mediator and has produced numerous publications in multiple formats for teaching and training in Surgery. He has taught overseas in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Rural South Africa. Peter has been a Christian for over 45 years and had several leadership roles in church and para-church organisations since his late teens. He is currently a member of Kings Church, Kingston, Surrey and with his wife Janine was their Operations Team from April 2018 to 2019. He has an interest in photography and computing.
Survivors' Network and Handbook
Esther is the Survivors' Network Coordinator, responsible for running an online international community of survivors. She was the Editor and a contributor to Restored's Handbook for Female Christian Survivors of Domestic Abuse.
Esther is a qualified counsellor and social researcher and has trained in theological studies. She has held various roles in the helping profession over many years as well as conducting research for various organisations. Formerly, Esther managed a Vocational Assessment Centre and rehabilitation team in the insurance industry in Surrey, as well as working in rehabilitation centres in Canada helping those with injuries or long term ill health return to work.
Brenda has been involved in finance in the charity sector for over 20 years. She is a long-time member of her church and has been involved in various aspects of church life. When she is not working with numbers and getting things in order, she likes to spend time with her husband, two boys and Lena (the dog). She loves camping, having a braai (barbeque) and pretending to be a star baker!
Pippa joined Restored in June 2019 as Finance Officer (job share). She deals with processing income and expenses in their various forms. Previously she worked at Tearfund for 26 years and was around when Restored was started.
Outside of working in finance roles, she has a daughter to keep me occupied. Pippa and her family attend church at Holy Trinity Brompton where she and her husband volunteer on the production team. In her spare time she enjoys music and playing the piano to relax.
Mike worked for Tearfund, where the Restored office is based, for over 30 years mainly in an institutional fundraising role, raising money for Tearfund's international work from Governments. He then retired in March 2018 and has been volunteering for Restored a couple of days a week providing a variety of office and administrative support.
Board of Trustees
Restored has a range of Trustees from diverse Christian Organisations who give their time free and have a specialist interest in the area of violence against women. We are grateful for their expertise. Our current Board members are;
Simon Lawry-White (Acting Chair)
Restored aims to have a sex-balanced/gender-equal Board. We also aim to have two under 25's, international representation & a survivor of violence. Our current Board meets these aims.