Board of Directors

SKIP board member Julie Cullimore.

Julie Cullimore

Founder and Trustee

Julie has always been passionate about fairness and equality and has been involved in various projects over the years. She instigated the start of SKIP together with Duncan Turner when they met in Peru and recognised the need and then spent the early years of the charity with fundraising and promotion.

Having worked in banking and finance for over 20 years Julie now splits her time between the UK and France, spending time with the family and friends.

SKIP board member Duncan Turner.

Duncan Turner

Founder and Board Member

Duncan is one of the founding members of SKIP, and was responsible for starting the project in Peru and running the organisation from 2003 through to 2006. Duncan brought together a group of people in Peru and internationally who shared the dream that all children in Peru had the right to an education and a better future.

13 years later and SKIP is still working hand-in-hand with disadvantaged families in Peru to achieve those aims. We are proud of all we have achieved by working together and recognise that there is still so much to do! We hope you will join us in whatever capacity you can, as your efforts will make a real difference in so many children’s lives.

SKIP board member Tony Escreet.

Tony Escreet


Tony lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England - with his wife and young daughter (aged 7).

He attended the University of Leeds and also the University of Exeter in the UK and obtained two Economics Degrees. Tony has spent all his working life in Financial Services – working for a small Insurance Broker in Bradford (West Yorkshire) for 10 years and then (and still) at Scottish Widows Insurance Company (part of The Lloyds Banking Group) for the last 23 years. Tony manages a small financial planning team who help support the sales channels that deal directly with customers.

Tony is fond of wine and reading and walking and his favourite holiday destination is France. He has yet to travel to Peru!

Tony is a founding member of SKIP and has been involved since its inception in 2003.

SKIP board member Joy Mason.

Joy Mason


Joy has been a Trustee and donor for SKIP from commencement. She is a Partner in the family business as a Funeral Director, a role she has held for over 20 years. She lives in Cheltenham, where she grew up, surrounded by a large family including her children and more recently grandchildren, which keeps her busy. Joy enjoys traveling, reading eating out, theater and of course spending time with her family.

Advisory Board

SKIP advisory board member Benjamin Clerc.

Benjamin Clerc

Advisory Board Member

I am French but have been living abroad for about 10 years, mostly in the UK and in Myanmar (where I currently live) but also in New Zealand, Peru and the Netherlands and a little bit in East Africa. I volunteered for SKIP in 2009 (feels like a long time ago) and really enjoyed my time there, re-launching the microfinance programme and meeting all the lovely people of El Porvenir. My technical expertise is in Human Resources, coaching and strategy. I have a Masters in Organisational analysis from King's College and 12 years experience, with the last 7 as part of the leadership teams of the organisations I worked for.

SKIP advisory board member Lizette Rha.

Lizette Rha

Legal Representative in the US and Advisory Board Member

Lizette is from the US and came to Peru in 2008 to volunteer with SKIP.

She obtained a B.S. in Psychology from UCSD and an MSW from San Diego State University. After obtaining her LCSW and working at a veteran's hospital for 6 years, she came to Peru to travel abroad for the first time on her own and to volunteer with SKIP. While with SKIP she began the first pilot nursery school program. After just short of 1 year, Lizette returned to the veteran's hospital and has been there since, but continues to volunteer her time with SKIP as the US Representative managing the US finances.

SKIP advisory board member Patricia Jara.

Patricia Jara

Advisory Board Member

Patricia is Spanish and was in SKIP as the Programme Coordinator in 2010-2011 and again in 2013-2014. She has a Law Degree from the University of Complutense in Madrid and a Diploma in Social Work with a Masters in International Relations. Over the course of 8 years she has coordinated projects in different Latin American countries (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and, of course, Peru) working in education and women's rights with development NGO's both local and international.

Patricia is currently in Spain working on women's rights issues linked to projects in Latin America.