Trustees

Stephen Bishop

LLB Law - Solicitor

Stephen founded Bishop & Sewell LLP Solicitors, a Central London law firm, in 1979. Having met Dean Buchanan some 25 year ago through business contacts and was privileged in being asked to become a Trustee of DATUM and being able to contribute to the charity with his legal experience and contacts. Stephen is passionate about providing education and health care to poor and disadvantaged children in the world.

Nicholas Blomfield

LLB Law MA - Solicitor

Nicholas is a dual qualified solicitor in England and Wales and in Ireland, Trinity Sitting (Dublin) and is currently qualifying as a U.S. Attorney in the State of New York. He specialises in financial regulation, data protection, banking, funds, blockchain and cryptocurrency and has experience leading on transactions and negotiations internationally and has spent time working in Beijing and the United Arab Emirates. Nicholas is interested in charitable work and various sports (windsurfing, muay thai, cycling), fitness, reading and technology.

Dean Buchanan

Ba BArch MSc - Architect

Dean established his architectural practice in London in 1987. Over thirty years he designed a series of major buildings including commercial offices and luxury hotels. In 2004 he and his family witnessed first-hand the effects of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. This roused his interest in trying to help poor and vulnerable children which led to establishing DATUM. Since taking early retirement he has been able to dedicate more of his time to working on the charity’s projects. As Trustee he has used his experience in building design and project management to construct schools and clinics across SE Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Elsa Buchanan

Ba Ba - Journalist

Elsa is a multilingual news reporter and communications professional who has reported from, and lived in, dozens of countries in the Middle East, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Previously on Newsweek Media Group's Africa news desk, she now helps deliver successful information campaigns for the NGO sector to promote awareness of security, human rights, and health issues among the public, social institutions, NGOs, and governments. She is currently working with a humanitarian landmine clearance project in Yemen - helping the project address the issues of landmine warfare, deadly explosive devices and their impact on Yemeni society. Having been involved with DATUM since its launch, Elsa uses her cross-cultural context experience to work with staff throughout the world to ensure effective collaboration and successful delivery of projects, and awareness campaigns.

Jasmin Jessica Hodgson

MBBS, BSc (hons), PGcert MedEd, DRCOG, MRCGP

Jasmin is a General Practitioner and also works as a teaching fellow at the Department of Primary Care, Imperial College London. She qualified from Imperial College London in 2014 and has a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

As Trustee, her healthcare background provides valuable input on the healthcare and sanitisation projects. In her spare time she enjoys travelling the world, climbing, scuba diving and gardening.

Timothy Miles Rawson

MBBS, BSc (hons), PGdip MedEd, DTM&H, PhD, MRCP (UK)

Tim is an academic doctor specialising in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. He has worked for both the NHS and Imperial College London since 2013. He has an interest in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine, completing his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene with Médecins Sans Frontières in 2016. He has spent time working in India with a charity specialising in leprosy and neglected tropical diseases. As a Trustee, Tim is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to improving the health, education, and living conditions for supported by DATUM.