Our People

Kick4Life F.C. has a dedicated team of staff and volunteers in Lesotho and around the world. Their passion and determination is central to our mission to change the lives and long-term prospects of more children and young people in Lesotho. We’d like to introduce some of our team to you here.

 

Kick4Life Founders

Pete Fleming, Co-founder & Chief Executive

Pete co-founded Kick4Life in 2005 and is joint Chief Executive. He also sits on the Lesotho Board. Pete led the establishment of Kick4Life on the ground in Lesotho creating a successful and sustainable project from scratch. He is now based in Cape Town. In 2015 Pete was named in the Beyond Sport Inspirational 50 list which profiles the leading figures from the worlds of sport, politics, business and social development who have been instrumental in inspiring and facilitating change through sport.

Steve Fleming, Co-founder & Chief Executive

Steve co-founded Kick4Life in 2005 and is joint Chief Executive. In 2010 his book Eleven Stories of Development through Football was published and shortlisted for the Peace & Sport Award, and from 2013-14 he represented Kick4Life as a network board member of streetfootballworld. He is currently based in Cambridge leading the charity in the UK. In 2015 Steve was named in the Beyond Sport Inspirational 50 list which profiles the leading figures from the worlds of sport, politics, business and social development who have been instrumental in inspiring and facilitating change through sport.

Senior Management Team

Hana Taiji, Country Director

Born and raised in Western Canada, Hana studied at Harvard University as a varsity athlete. Her love and passion for football has landed her at Kick4Life where she started as Academy Director before progressing to Country Director, overseeing our operations in Lesotho. With personal and professional experiences in Football 4 Good, Hana is passionate about helping Basotho youth access opportunities that will transform their futures on and off the pitch. She is a former Canadian National U20 Team player and student-athlete in the US NCAA system.

Stephen Malefetsane Moerane, Programmes Director

Hailing from a rural part of Lesotho, since his graduation from high school in 2007, Stephen has studied in Swaziland, the United States and numerous European countries through the Semester at Sea program. With a Bachelors in Music Theory with a minor in Mathematics, Stephen previously worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and is an active member of the Lesotho-US Alumni Association. As Programmes Director with a focus on HIV, Stephen aims to effect positive change nationwide. He is also hoping to use his musical talents to find new ways of empowering Basotho youth and is a key member of the Kick4Life Choir.

Chris Bullock, Director of Football

Chris Bullock, famously known as 'Bully', is a German born citizen but grew up in Portsmouth in the UK. He holds degrees in Social Sports of Science and Business Studies, and is currently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Football Business. As Director of Football Chris oversees all of the organisation's football operations from youth to senior level for both men and women. This includes helping Kick4Life FC men's team progress to the Lesotho Premier League in 2014. He has also made a big contribution to the wider football sector in Lesotho, notably helping to promote the women's game at a national level.

Anne K. Isavwa, Hotel & Conferencing Manager

Anne is a humanitarian at heart and in action, serving as a volunteer in various fields including as secretary of the Rotary Club of Maseru. and brings passion, love and belief of people and diversity to K4L. She is an entrepreneur, final year student in BSc Business management with the University of South Africa, Higher Diploma in Marketing management from Kenya and has 15 years work experience in sales & marketing. Her passion in training and developing others, commitment to service above self and in uplifting the needs of those less fortunate is why Anne is focused on growing Kick4Life's unique social enterprises, with 100% profits reinvested in charitable activities.

Ambassadors & Supporters

Tyson Beckford

Fashion model and Hollywood Star, Tyson is an avid supporter of Kick4Life F.C. and is the face our fundraising efforts in the USA. Tyson has hosted a number of events for Kick4Life including our New York Galas.

Giuseppe Rossi

Giuseppe currently stars for Fiorentina in Serie A and is an established Italian international. He has previously played for Manchester United and Villarreal. Giuseppe has been supporting Kick4Life F.C. since 2011, notably backing our 2014 World Cup Fundraising Campaign.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry first visited a Kick4Life testing event in Lesotho in 2008 and has since returned to play for Kick4Life in a friendly match. He was also trained to deliver activities from Kick4Life’s health education and life-skills curriculum. Following the visit he said: “The Kick4Life program is very innovative and it’s making a huge impact in supporting the most vulnerable youth in Lesotho.”

Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello visited Kick4Life in Lesotho as England manager in 2008. Moved by the experience he called on the world of football to do more in the fight against HIV in Lesotho, and invited two Kick4Life participants back to the UK to meet the full England squad!

Lesotho Board of Trustees

Lerata Pekane

Lerata Pekane is Chartered Accountant and former President of the Lesotho Institute of Accountants. He has vast experience in finance, auditing and governance in Lesotho and is a strong believer in the power of football to engage young people in Lesotho as a platform for social and economic development.

Matseliso Lehohla

Matseliso is a Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Trade and Industry specialising international trade agreements and developing legal frameworks and policies to promote a business climate for local and foreign investors in Lesotho. She is committed to improving the life-chances of vulnerable children in Lesotho and interested in how they can be integrated into the economy via government, business and NGO, bringing valuable skills and perspective to Kick4Life’s F.C.’s social enterprises.

Likhetho ‘Wave’ Mokhathi

Likhetho is a CAF (Confederation of African Football Associations) Grassroots Instructor with extensive coaching experience. He was previously Head Coach of the Under 20 Women’s National Team which competed in the 2011 COSAFA tournament and World Cup qualifying campaign. Likhetho is a former full international football player for Lesotho, nicknamed ‘Wave’ for his excellent turning!

UK Board of Trustees

David Light

David is a former secondary school teacher and now works in the charity sector in grassroots fundraising and community support. He has a passion for education and youth development and has been involved with Kick4Life since the organisation’s inception in 2005. Dave has taken part in three All Stars tours to Lesotho and regularly speaks in local schools in the UK about the charity’s work.

Benjamin Fishlock

Ben is Group Head for a large media owner and brings a wealth of marketing skills and business experience to his role as trustee. He has been involved with Kick4life right from the start and took part in the first K4L All Stars Tour of Lesotho in 2007. An all-round communicator, Ben has helped to shape a number of marketing campaigns for the charity and is always willing to go the extra mile to promote and raise awareness of Kick4Life.

Jonathan Grisdale

Jonathan joined the board in 2010 and is an experienced business leader with expertise in strategic planning, marketing and business development. Jonathan specialises in turning around ailing businesses to achieve exponential growth, and brings valuable business acumen and strategic insight to Kick4Life. A huge football fan, Jonathan is delighted to be involved in a charity that combines many of his passions.

Alexis Oswald

Alex is a senior finance professional working in the leisure and hospitality sector in London. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 he went on to work in mergers and acquisitions before taking a senior management role in industry. Alex believes strongly that sport has the power to unite people around the world in working towards common goals. He is a keen sports fan and has twice visited Kick4Life’s project in Lesotho. 

Nick Ward

Nick is a civil servant working in Whitehall for the Department for International Development. Nick brings a wealth of knowledge on how to successfully establish and monitor large scale development programmes, as well as project management experience from the private sector. Joining the Board in 2013, he is now looking to bring his knowledge and understanding of international development and work with NGOs to the Kick4Life board. A firm believer in the positive benefits of sport, Nick’s passion is for running and cycling and plans to join a trip to Lesotho to see first-hand the how K4L makes a real difference on the ground.

Alden Whittaker-Brown

Alden is Head of the Group Executive Office for a global design and engineering consultancy where he specialises in change management, continuous improvement and commercial efficiency.  These are some of the skills he applies in his work with Kick-4-Life.  Alden has been a long standing supporter, including leading a team of 10 volunteers on an All Stars Tour to Lesotho in 2014. 

USA Board of Trustees

Peter Molloy

Peter Molloy has been the Founding Director at Edison Investment Research Limited since its creation in 2003, and is currently based in its New York office. Prior to this, he spent ten years as a fund manager in London at Sun Life of Canada and Hermes. He has also been involved in a number of other successful start-up businesses. Peter visited the Kick4Life project in Lesotho in 2013 and 2015.

Natalia Sokolova

Natalia has 15 years’ international experience of taking companies in various competitive industries to new levels of success and leading diverse teams in fast-paced environments. She is currently Managing Partner of SGG World, a boutique international consulting and strategic advisory firm focused on Investor Relations, Marketing, PR and Media. Natalia is a dedicated philanthropist and has served as a board member for several NGOs.

Mike Tudor

Much of Mike's 37 year career was spent in senior management positions with the world’s largest, most successful energy company. During that time he led project across the globe including Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East as well as North/South America.  Mike is delighted to contribute to the life changing work of Kick4Life. Mike's first visit to Lesotho was in November 2015.

Peter Holden

Peter has spent the last 25 years commercializing emerging technologies and intellectual property having established three funds to date and taken multiple companies through to sale or IPO. He is a dual UK/USA citizen and has lived and worked in Japan, Korea, Silicon Valley and now New York with home being in Greenwich Connecticut. He is an avid and longtime soccer player (still) and through K4L is able to combine his passion for the game with a deep commitment to supporting youth development initiatives worldwide. He is actively involved in fundraising and has a keen interest in seeing the highly successful K4L Academy model reaching youth in other parts of Africa.

Adrian Flambard

Adrian has over twenty years of experience in international financial services, dealing extensively with expatriates in many countries having lived and worked in Guernsey, Hong Kong, South Africa and more recently New York. He is currently Senior Investment Manager at deVere Group. Adrian is excited to be supporting Kick4Life as a member of the US Board.

Rhett Power

Rhett has extensive experience in international development and has previously worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serving 7 years in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia. Prior to that he was Director of National Service Programs for Habitat for Humanity and previously served in the US Peace Corps. Rhett also has a very successful track record in the private sector having co-founded Wild Creations in 2007. The start-up toy company was quickly built up into the 2010 Fastest Growing Business in South Carolina

Tyson Beckford, Honorary Board Member

Fashion model and Hollywood Star, Tyson is an avid supporter of Kick4Life F.C. and is the face our fundraising efforts in the USA. Tyson has hosted a number of events for Kick4Life including our New York Galas.