Our people

Faye Cornhill


Faye has been a photographer for 12 years and has taught hundreds of professional and hobbyist photographers across the UK. Travel is a huge passion of Faye’s and along with her husband Phil and children Harry and Grace, she has travelled across the USA, Canada, the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Northern and South Africa. Whilst travelling in Thailand in 2019, Faye had the idea of starting Lives in Focus.

Phil Cornhill


Phil has spent his entire career working in the photographic industry and has gained extensive experience of working with all the major photographic brands across the globe. In his spare time he’ll often be seen trekking across the Buckinghamshire countryside with his trusty labradors, Stanley & Mabel. The countryside is where Phil is most at home having been raised in Somerset. He also enjoys rugby, squash, padel tennis and spending time with his family.

Marc Williams


Marc is an experienced sustainability and impact investing specialist, supporting businesses that help solve the world’s biggest challenges like inequality and climate change. Marc loves the great outdoors and loves getting to the coast as often as he can with his wife Phillipa and daughters Freya & Jessica. He’s also a big fan of travel, running, open water swimming and rugby.

Sam Richards


Sam has a background in both charity fundraising and Sales/Marketing and will be helping us create some buzz and noise around our projects. In her spare time you will find Sam with her family (husband Gary and two girls Olivia and Sophie), with friends, travelling, reading and cooking. Sam lives in the heart of Buckinghamshire but loves to travel both nationally and internationally.

Stewart Robertson


Stewart spends his spare time on the sandy beaches of Devon with his wife Alex and children Dominic and Eleanor. He loves all things French, rugby and squash. Having studied Modern History at The University of London, Stewart co-founded SRM, a boutique recruitment business with multiple employees and 3 offices.

Denis Julius Minja

Tanzania Country Manager

Denis is our Tanzania Country Manager and oversees all of the school relationships. He works with the school staff to organise workshops and helps us deliver donations and goods to the schools. Denis was born in the region of Kilimanjaro and attended Rongomo Primary school, one of the schools now supported by Lives in Focus. Denis works as a porter and guide on Kilimanjaro and lives with his wife Linda and two sons Constantin and Colin.

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