AN EPIC TEAM

This Is EPIC is a Guernsey based charity that was founded in 2013, the current Directors working passionately to drive the charity forward are Louise Smith, Philip Smith, Mel Torode and Warren Mauger. Martyn Langlois was a co-founder of the charity and remains an adviser to the charity.

We also have an amazing team of volunteers and fundraisers who play a critical role in helping us achieve our vision of providing some of the poorest people in the world with a help up, not a hand out.

Louise Smith

Founder & Director

Louise founded This Is EPIC with Philip and Martyn in 2013. Louise has been involved in Village Savings and Loans projects in Africa since 2007 and has been responsible for implementing over 1000 VSL groups. Her passion is seeing the projects change the lives of individuals, families and whole communities. Louise's “why” in life is living to enable others and seeing people overcome poverty. Louise also has fantastic business experience having worked with BT and Specsavers in procurement roles before working on community projects in Africa in 2007.

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Mel Torode

Director

Mel has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services. She is the Managing Director of a fund administration and fiduciary business in Guernsey as well as an experienced Non-Executive Director with a varied portfolio. Mel is passionate about the long-term impact of our projects. She plays a vital role in ensuring our operations are robust and transparent, focusing on our governance, monitoring and project controls. 

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Mel Torode

Director

Mel has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services. She is the Managing Director of a fund administration and fiduciary business in Guernsey as well as an experienced Non-Executive Director with a varied portfolio. Mel is passionate about the long-term impact of our projects. She plays a vital role in ensuring our operations are robust and transparent, focusing on our governance, monitoring and project controls. 

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Warren Mauger

Director

Warren has been a key fundraiser for This Is EPIC since 2014 taking on epic challenges including 7 Marathons in 7 Days, 48 hours running on a treadmill and completing 5 Ironman Distance Triathlons in 5 Days. He has also been heavily involved in supporting the charity’s communications. Warren is a communications professional and his focus is to ensure the charity communicates our message with clarity and impact, and that we engage with our community of supporters and other organisations working with people living in extreme poverty. Warren also runs his own business and brings that skill set to the team. 

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Philip Smith

Founder & Director

Philip’s passion is being involved in enabling positive change within communities by giving people a help up rather than a hand out. Philip has worked on Village Savings and Loans projects for a number of years and his energy is focussed on providing access to informal financial services for those living in poverty. Philip runs his own Project Management & Consultancy business and has also completed some EPIC challenges to raising over £100,000 for charity including 7 Marathons in 7 Days, 48 hours running on a treadmill and completing 5 Ironman Distance Triathlons in 5 Days.

+44 (0) 7781 128208

Philip Smith

Founder & Director

Philip’s passion is being involved in enabling positive change within communities by giving people a help up rather than a hand out. Philip has worked on Village Savings and Loans projects for a number of years and his energy is focussed on providing access to informal financial services for those living in poverty. Philip runs his own Project Management & Consultancy business and has also completed some EPIC challenges to raising over £100,000 for charity including 7 Marathons in 7 Days, 48 hours running on a treadmill and completing 5 Ironman Distance Triathlons in 5 Days.

+44 (0) 7781 128208

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Our work focuses on empowering community driven change and providing a help up rather than a handout.

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