The Board

Charlotte Mackenzie – MBP Director & Chair of Trustees

Charlotte has been working to improve access to justice in Malawi, in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), since January 2012.  She first travelled to Malawi after being awarded a scholarship to intern with CHREAA for 4 weeks and ended up staying 4 months.  She has returned to Malawi frequently over the last 8 years and has worked closely with the Legal Aid department, Judiciary, Police and Prison Service in Malawi, to establish the Bail Project.  She is a practising Barrister in the UK with Staple Inn Chambers.




Humphrey Butler – MBP Trustee

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Humphrey is an entrepreneur and management consultant. He previously worked at Deloitte (helping blue chip organisations improve performance and manage change) and UBS (focusing on change management and new business). During a career break in 2012, he spent 3 months in Malawi volunteering in a consultant capacity with an NGO. His involvement with the Malawi Bail Project is a direct consequence of the time he spent in Malawi and the people he met there. Humphrey lives in Bath, in the beautiful south west of England, where he can be found running his funny map business (Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick) and dreaming up future adventures.




Catherine Gallagher – MBP Trustee

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Catherine is a non-practising barrister currently working in Banking & Capital Markets marketing and event management for a Global Corporate. On the side she is also a yoga teacher both in London and her home town in West Sussex. Her previous roles include working as a legal case-worker for the Victoria Climbie Foundation, specialising in child protection and witchcraft cases. She also spent time working for Inner Temple organising special events for the members, Benchers and the Master Treasurer. Catherine spent time with the team in Blantyre from April-May 2016 to oversee the project, report back on it’s successes and areas for development.




Amanda Walker – MBP Trustee

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Amanda Walker is a barrister practising in the UK at Goldsmith Chambers. She became involved in the Malawi Bail Project after working with remandees in Malawi on behalf of the Centre for Capital Punishment Studies, and in conjunction with the Centre for Human Rights Education and Assistance (CHREAA) and the Legal Aid Department.





Isobel Butler – MBP Trustee