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Corporate Partnerships Board Director

This outlines the qualifying criteria, commitment requirements and role of the Board Director – Corporate Partnerships.

Qualifying Criteria and Commitment Details

  • Board Director must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours support per month.
  • Embody Gulf for Good Core Values (Compassion, Community, Courage, Fun, Trust, Teamwork).
  • Once selected and appointed, Board Directors will sign an agreement and commit to serve for minimum of one year, after which the agreement can be renewed or terminated.

Board Responsibilities

  1. Represent and promote Gulf for Good, seek opportunities for both goodwill sponsorship and potential private client challenges
  2. Identify opportunities to promote Gulf for Good, its campaigns, events and initiatives
  3. Work with the Board of Governors and operational team to achieve the organisation’s mission
  4. Attend monthly Board meetings
  5. Undertake the necessary monitoring and evaluation activities in order to determine the success or otherwise of communications strategies; and provide the Board with a monthly report.
  6. Respond to Board Approval requests in a timely manner
  7. Volunteer to attend and eventually lead Gulf for Good training and hiking events

Corporate Partnerships Role

  1. Support the development and implementation of Gulf for Good’s Corporate Partnerships strategy to help drive sponsorship and partnership agreements, and increase corporate awareness of Gulf for Good, its principles, vision and activities.
  2. Advise on Gulf for Good’s Corporate Partnerships strategy and plans on an ongoing basis.
  3. Ensure Corporate Partnerships, sponsorships and all agreements and relationships are managed in line with Gulf for Good’s guidelines and values.
  4. Conduct due diligence to ensure any partnerships are with reputable organizations that complement the values of Gulf for Good
  5. Present relevant corporate partnership and sponsorship proposals to the Board for approval (part of the monthly Board report).
  6. Actively seek and establish new sponsorship and partnership relationships for the benefit of Gulf for Good through actively arranging and conducting meetings with potential, new and existing partners.
  7. Act as lead governor of all corporate partnership activities, being accessible as the main point of contact for the operational team e.g. participate in corporate hikes, training and support with the logistics and guidance for any corporate challenges.
  8. Work closely with the Operating Team, setting objectives and providing guidance and advice to support them in the successful management of all tasks related to corporate partnerships.
  9. Develop and maintain strategic networks of people, companies and institutions with similar or complimentary interests to Gulf for Good and strive to find ways in which to work with them to promote and improve Gulf for Good.

To apply email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Anne Edmondson, Chairwoman

A passionate educator, Anne has done 14 challenges, including Everest Base Camp in 2015 (when the earthquake occurred), where she saw first-hand the heart-breaking devastation caused to so many communities. When not in the classroom, stair climbing or beach hiking, Anne loves cooking, baking and feeding people – after all, she is Irish.

Brian Wilkie, Co-Founder & Honorary Chairman

Serial entrepreneur, Brian started Gulf for Good in 2001 when he and his friends recruited 49 people to trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro to buy ambulances for use in Namibia. Brian is an adventurer, born in India and traveling since, Dubai became his home in 1976. Enviroserve, Universal Express, and Ductac are some of his companies.

James Berry, Legal Director

Born in East Africa, Barrister Jim runs his own practice in Dubai, where he has been living since 1989. A founder member of the Board, Jim has done several challenges in Tanzania and Morocco. In his spare time, Jim can be found working with Larchfield Children's Home, one of our main charities, of which he is the Founder.

Jay Daga, Finance Director

CFO Jay, is our Finance whiz, helping us keep all our figures in order and advising us on our budgets and costs. When he’s not working with numbers, he enjoys yoga and is a keen runner and cyclist. Jay has peddled his way across Laos and trekked in India.

Nabil Habbouche, Challenge Director

Nabil currently sits on the Board of Directors as Challenge Director as well as dedicating his weekends to running Gulf for Good's hiking programme in the UAE as Lead Hiking Guide. Nabil is also the Founder of Adventure Quest, a UAE based adventure company. He has done three Gulf for Good Challenges and has been involved with Gulf For Good since 2007.

His passion is spending time outdoors away from the rat race by sharing his passion for anything outdoors with others, including his two boys. He has a love for adventure travel, a yearning to learn about other cultures, in both knowledge and taste. When he's not spending time in the mountains, you can find him outdoors, near the water, teaching kids how to swim, or engrossed in the daily news.

Mohammed Bin Kuwair, External Affairs Director

A sustainability promoter and environmentalist who works in the environment protection industry as international business and partnership development. An advocate for changing community behavior to keep Mother Earth clean and healthy for future generations. Mohammed Bin Kuwair, or MBK in short, is a strong believer of partnerships, there is no better way to solving challenges than the famous saying "two heads are better than one”, hence, his role is to support Gulf for Good to build stronger partnerships in the UAE.

Kat Kearsey, Strategy and Events Director

Kat began her Gulf for Good journey in 2007 with the phenomenal Everest Base Camp challenge. She was bitten by the challenge bug and has since ran a cross country Marathon in Ethiopia, raced Tuk-Tuks around Sri Lanka and summited Kilimanjaro. Originally from the UK, Kat moved to Dubai in 2005 “for six months”. over 15 years later, with a husband and two kids she’s still loving the desert and the opportunities it brings to see the rest of the world.

Daniel Andrews, PR & Communications Director

Daniel sits on the Board as the PR & Communications Director. His experience within the PR & Communications and Media industries spans in-house, media agency and editorial roles in Europe and the Middle East.

Daniel’s passion for helping those less fortunate stems from a very young age and has been involved in a number of fundraising initiatives for rural communities in South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as being actively involved in improving conditions for young people in his local community in the UK. Since moving to the UAE in 2011, Daniel has supported a number of CSR initiatives in house and as a consultant.

As an adventure and cultural seeker, Daniel can be found hiking the UAE’s mountains with his dog during the winter and exploring the countries hidden gems all year round.

Lana Alrichan, Marketing Director

Passionate about combining strategy and marketing, Lana holds numerous advisory positions as a management consultant. Her resilient history in marketing and advertising has led her interest in Gulf for Good which combines her love for both kids and fitness. Lana believes that leaders should create change beyond the four walls of an organisation, building vigorous communities that fabricate real world impact. Travelling to over 50 countries, you are most likely to find Lana watching a sunset somewhere in the world. 

Jennifer Sault, Charity Director

Founder of Thrift for Good and Charity Director of Gulf for Good. Seriously addicted to mountains and fundraising for children's charities are Jen's two favourite pastimes. She previously worked in the Operations Manager role and left it to start Thrift for Good, Gulf for Good's sister social enterprise reselling preloved items. Profits are then donated towards Gulf for Good charity projects. Check out

Milly Larmer, Charities and Operations Manager

Milly loves just about any activity that will get her outdoors and pushing her limits. Having trekked across the Indian Himalayas, travelled the world, and taken on the role of Trek Leader for the Women’s Heritage Walk, a 125 km hike across the UAE desert, Milly is super excited to channel her competitive spirit to help others around the world as part of the Gulf for Good team!

Tazmin Walker, Corporate Relations

Walker by name and Walker by nature, Tazmin loves to get those hiking boots on! She and hubby recently trekked 192 miles (309 kms) across England with their three children (all budding ‘Walkers’!) Taz is passionate about travel including having six Gulf for Good challenges under her belt and aspires to travel to over 100 countries.

Emma Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager

A total outdoor enthusiast, Emma has led a life of adventure since she was a teenager summiting Mount Meru at the age of 17 and going on to complete Mount Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, and the Annapurna Circuit well before the age of 30. With a background in business management, marketing and event management, working for Gulf for Good and assisting with the weekend hikes in the UAE is an absolute joy combining work with passion, whilst helping children in need.


Elaine Kelly

Elaine is Canadian and has lived in Dubai since 1994.  A chance meeting with the co-founder in 2001, led to her signing up for Everest Base Camp in 2002.  Since then she has completed 12 challenges, one as a rep. She was the Charity director from 2018-2021 and regularly volunteers at Thrift for Good.  With a degree in international development she spent 15 years in corporate real estate and now runs her own wellness business including health retreats around the world.

Martin Hope

Motor racing expert Martin has spent much of his life in the Middle East. As well as running his own motor sports company in Dubai, Martin is also a keen mountain biker. Martin did his first challenge with Gulf for Good to Mongolia in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. Formally a Board member, recently a new dad and is still managing to find the time to be one of our Ambassadors and lend us his expertise.

Alanna Turpin

Alanna often finds it hard to accept the status quo, having been involved in humanitarian, environmental, and animal rescue work since arriving in Dubai in 2009. Being no stranger to adventures, she’s planned three Gulf for Good corporate challenges, trekked to Everest Base Camp, cycled across Asia, and undertaken five half Iron Mans, in the last five years alone.

Gerry Gabriel

Architect, photographer, explorer and Gulf for Good challenger, Gerry has been living in Dubai with his family for the past 11 years.  As the GM of a successful survey consultancy in the UAE, Gerry is passionate about working with charity organisations as well as exploring new countries and learning about their cultures.

Gerry did his first challenge with Gulf for Good to Tanzania where he summited Kilimanjaro in 2012 and has done a few since, including Bhutan in 2016 with Marco, his 16-year-old son.  Gerry is looking forward to his new challenge as a Gulf for Good Ambassador.

Nathalie Nassar

Nathalie, originally from France, has lived and worked in Dubai for the last 15 years. She is a Marketing and Communications Manager by profession and loves fitness in her spare time! You can usually find Nat on a Gulf for Good activity most weekends. When not working or working out Nat likes to play squash to relax.

Patrick van Ijzendoorn

Patrick, originally from Holland, has lived in Dubai for 25 years and runs his own interior design firm. He has two teenage daughters and you can find him in Showka or Hatta most Fridays with his mountain bike team 'MTB Fridays'. Given his passion for two wheels unsurprisingly Patrick completed two cycling challenges with Gulf for Good: “Revolutionary Road” and “The Road to Mandalay”. 

Yasmeen Bhat

Yas, originally from Kashmir, came to the UAE over 15 years ago, with a background in Marketing, PR, Comms and Media, eventually setting up her own Advertising Agency company YAS Media Group in 2010. Yas prides herself on customer service and always has a winning smile! When not busy running her business Yas enjoys nature and the outdoors, having climbed several mountains with many more still on her to do list. 

Martin Bond

Martin is an outdoors enthusiast and a self-confessed challenge freak. Originally from the UK, Martin has lived in the Middle East since 1998 and has been involved with Gulf for Good since participating in the very first Gulf for Good ascent of Kilimanjaro in 2001. Martin has completed and led six Gulf for Good challenges, and has spent several years on the charity's Board of Governors. Martin is an all-round sports enthusiast but devotes much of his time to endurance cycling and swimming activities, including numerous Ironman and long-distance triathlon events around the globe. Most recently, Martin has just completed an ‘indoor English Channel’ event, a continuous swim of 33 km in a pool in Dubai in aid of the Lebanese Red Cross. Martin is a devoted father to his five-year old daughter Amelia, who will soon be out-running, out-swimming and out-biking him!

Andy Jackson

Andy moved to Dubai from the UK with his family in 2002. As an Audio and Communications expert, he has worked on some of the largest events in the region & successfully run his own business for over 15 years. Having participated in 2 overseas challenges in Uganda & Vietnam/Cambodia, he manages to balance his hi tech and adventurous lifestyles perfectly. Andy is regularly spotted Mountain Biking and Hiking during the winter months with Gulf for Good.