David Goss

David Goss (Chairman)

After a career in the financial services industry David retired in 2009 to travel, sail, cook for friends, walk his dog, but most importantly work with the trustees to fulfill the objectives of the charity, as he has done since 1997 when The Castellan African Trust was first established.


Caroline Colville (Secretary)

“I live in the village of East Ogwell in Devon on the banks of the River Lemon. Having spent over 20 years teaching, I worked as an Educational Psychologist in Southampton and Devon with a special interest in Emotional Literacy. Nowadays my life is full of family and friends, gardening, woodturning and walking on my beloved Dartmoor”.


Chris A J McLauchlan : FRCS FRCP FCEM FHEA

“I was born at a young age in Suffolk. I now live in Whimple, Devon with my wife and two daughters and have been working in the emergency department in Exeter for around 20 years. I visited the Gambia with David was able to witness the superb work that this small charity has supervised and accomplished. I will always remember the gratitude of the lovely people there in the villages.”

Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

Judy lives in Sunderland and has retired from a long career in teaching. Apart from being a keen quilter she is passionate about her work in Africa. She travels there with CAT every year and works tirelessly to raise funds and collect teaching materials. She has supervised new libraries and currently she is rolling up her sleeves to start work in a schools that has no books.

Jewel Goss

Jewel Goss RGN RMN (fund raising)

After a long career in nursing Jewel is now semi-retired; she loves, to travel with husband David and was there with their son Tristan to help him establish CAT in 1997. She works hard for the charity visiting Africa regularly and raising funds and plays the piano, and a mean round of golf.


Stephen Teague – Treasurer

Stephen is a chartered accountant by profession, working in the food manufacture industry and he became the Treasurer for the Castellan African Trust when it was first registered as charity in 2011. He has been a member of CAT since 2003. Being a father of four I’m well aware of the things we take for granted for our children in terms of health and education, and hope to play a small part in making a difference for those less fortunate in West Africa.

Louise Goodbody

Louise Goodbody

Louise has a research post and lectures in Clinical Psychology. Like other Trustees she has been a member and sponsor since the early days of the charity when she first visited Bwiam village. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2010.


Pat Bowden

 Pat Bowden

Pat lives in


John Gillespie

Jenny Gillespie

David Short

David Short