The Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) is a UK charity with a primary focus in Madagascar. The Trust has been a virtual organization since 2010. It minimises running costs in order to maximise benefits to Madagascar.
It is largely volunteer staffed, and its Trustees draw on their deep-rooted connectivity with the life and work of Andrew Lees, their significant experience within the global environment movement and other scientific disciplines in order to ensure the Trust’s rigorous operational and ethical standards.
The Trust’s Director has a background in communications and project management, with emphasis on social enfranchisement and stakeholder engagement, and brings more than twenty years experience of Madagascar to her role.
The Board of Trustees
Mary Taylor, Chair (Former Senior Researcher, Friends of the Earth).
Mike Childs (Head of policy, research and science at Friends of the Earth, and currently leading the three-year Big Ideas research programme).
Christine Orengo, FRS (Professor, University College London).
The Trust was deeply saddened to announce the death of its long-standing Trustee, Tony Long, in February 2022. Please visit the tribute page here.
Founder and Trustee Marek Mayer is also honoured on our website here
Yvonne Orengo, MBE
The Company Secretary
Natural Numbers Ltd
Volunteers and Collaboration
The Trust enjoys working collaborations with researchers, lawyers, NGOs, agencies, individuals and professional service providers from around the world who lend their support, volunteer their time and offer solidarity with the people of Madagascar. The Trust is profoundly grateful to all the individuals, entities and donors who support its work. Special thanks to: the Aldama Foundation and the Oak Foundation for their financial assistance.