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The Peek Vision Foundation Trustees

Peek is a trading name of Peek Vision Ltd, a company entirely owned by The Peek Vision Foundation, which is a registered UK charity. The Peek Vision Foundation is guided by an expert Board of Trustees. Peek Vision Ltd is managed by a Board of Directors, which report regularly to the Foundation Trustees and are held accountable by it.

Matthew Burton

Professor Matthew Burton serves as a Trustee and Scientific Advisor to the Board of Trustees. Matthew is the Director of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and Professor of Global Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He leads an international research group of clinicians, scientists and public health specialists. He is also an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist in Cornea and External Eye Disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. His major research focus is infectious eye diseases, working closely with multiple partners in African and Asian countries. Matthew was the co-chair of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, published in 2021.

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Rebecca Eastmond

Rebecca Eastmond is CEO and Co-Founder of Greenwood Place, which provides strategic advice and execution for a small community of entrepreneurial philanthropists.  Prior to founding Greenwood Place, she led JP Morgan's philanthropy advisory offering in EMEA for almost a decade. She began her career as a charity lawyer at Allen & Overy, before moving sector to become the Founder CEO of The Prince’s Foundation for Arts & Kids. 

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Allen Foster

Professor Allen Foster OBE is a former co-Director of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), both at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  He worked as a doctor in Tanzania for ten years for CBM (an international NGO working in eye care and disability) and subsequently as the CEO of CBM International.

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Martin Frost


Martin Frost CBE is a Cambridge-based businessman and entrepreneur responsible for the start-up and scale-up of several highly successful global technology businesses. He is a co-Founder of CMR Surgical, one of the UK's leading medical devices startups, developing the next generation system for robotically-assisted minimal access surgery. Prior to founding CMR Surgical, Martin was CEO and CFO of Sagentia plc. Under his leadership Sagentia, with Vodafone and Safaricom, conceived, developed and rolled-out M-Pesa, the leading mobile-money platform in the world.  He currently holds non-Executive Director and advisory positions across a number of technology and life science scale-up businesses.

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Elie Gasagara

Elie Gasagara is an Executive Leader / Independent Consultant working with civil society organisations in the area of adults and children safeguarding. He served in various leadership positions in various International NGOs. His last employment was with World Vision International, where he was Vice-President in charge of Accountability and Transparency until September 2020.  He has over 25 years of experience in development and humanitarian work in Africa, Europe and Asia. Elie is passionate about promoting good practice of accountability and good governance in various Civil Society Organisations, including sitting on Boards of different local and global organisations.

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Mahali Hlasa

Mahali Hlasa is Riders for Health Lesotho's Country Director and Chairperson of the Riders' Global Management Council. Riders is a world-leading, award-winning social enterprise working in five countries in Africa. Mahali leads an 80+ person team and has successfully ensured Riders services have been adopted by the Government as well as established financing through the CDC and other major funders. Prior to joining Riders, Mahali worked as an Environmental Health Practitioner for the Ministry of Health in Lesotho. She has served as an external examiner at the National Health Training College and part-time lecturer at The Central University of Technology, Free State in South Africa. 

She is a motorcycle rider and trainer who is passionate about the effective delivery of primary healthcare interventions in remote communities.

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“When you meet people and you can solve their problem, it’s a great feeling - it is not just my joy, but the joy of the patient. And when you share their joy then that is double joy.”

Dr Hillary Rono

Ophthalmologist and Peek Kenya Country Manager