Laura Tenison mbe

Laura came across this beautiful area of Mozambique on a family holiday with her small children. She was shocked by the high levels of infant mortality and determined to do something positive to make a real difference, she adopted Nema as the company’s house charity. She is a hands on trustee, involved on a daily basis with fundraising & operational issues on the ground. More…

amy carter-James

Amy officially founded Nema in 2005 to be the independent charitable arm for Guludo Beach Lodge. Her passion for empowering communities to implement high impact, low cost projects has only grown. More…

general TRUSTEES


richard nightingale

As one of the most respected architects in his field, Richard was engaged in 2002 to design Guludo Beach Lodge. His knowledge and wisdom, spanning far beyond architecture, was invaluable to Neal and Amy and he was the first person to be asked to be a Nema Trustee. More…



Eleanor was the first manager Nema recruited in early 2005. Since then she has gone on to become a doctor with a special interest in sustainable development and tropical medicine.



Tom started helping Nema with accounting support 5 years ago while working at JoJo and swiftly became an invaluable member of the Nema team. With day to day help with admin, logistics and fundraising he plays a critical role in Nema’s success.

These are voluntary positions, trustees give their time, resources and expertise to Nema freely and generously.