UK Trustees

All of the Trustees of the Charity give their time voluntarily to the organisation.  If you are interested in becoming a trustee please contact us at info@followthewomen.com

DETTA REGAN

Founder / Director

Has been a Youth and Community worker for 30 years, getting involved in International cultural and social youth exchanges. In her role as a trainer travelling the world, she visited the Middle East. A desire grew to raise the profile of women and children in the region. As a keen cyclist, she was told that she could not cycle in the Middle East as people would look at you. She realised that she could use the bicycle as a vehicle to get noticed and FTW was born.

PHILIPPA OCHONSKI

Marketing, Communications and PR

Has been involved in FTW since its inception, taking part in 4 of the 5 bikes rides and responsible for the playground projects. Works full time in Marketing in the IT industry. Enjoys cycling, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

EMMA JAMES

Secretary (acting) 

International administration and logistics

Has been involved in Follow The Women since 2008 as the International Administrator, and then also took part and headed up the logistics team on the 2009 bike ride.

ELAINE WEALLEANS

Chair (acting)

Trustee

Has been part of FTW since its conception and is the countries co-ordinator for the cycle rides. A senior youth support worker for local government., involving as many young people as possible in youth exchanges, particularly with the Middle East. Passionate about Palestine. Enjoys cycling, sport and food.

SHIRLEY CLARKE

Treasurer

Has been involved with FTW since 2005, taking part in cycle rides and youth exchanges. Working full time in the IT industry. A part time youth worker for 12 years and school governor interested in supporting women and children groups. Hobbies include cycling.