Our people

Starfish Asia (UK)
Starfish Asia is a UK registered charity (No. 1099672)

Mike and Kerstin Wakely
In their 35 years of voluntary service in South Asia, Mike and Kerstin Wakely were often faced with the ugly face of poverty. It seemed so unjust that many have to suffer when just a little help can make all the difference. Mike and Kerstin began working with their network of national contacts to provide help. Starfish Asia was the result of that concern.Mike is now Executive Trustee of Starfish Asia (UK), and Kerstin works as the Treasurer and Administrator.

Image showing Mike and Kerstin Wakely, Executive Trustee, Starfish Asia (UK)


Mags Robson
Mags (Margaret) Robson volunteered to help with the administration in January 2017. Since then she has become an ever more vital part of our small team. When a planned upgrade of our database takes effect in a few months’ time, she will become the main administrator.

Mags was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and grew up in Karachi where her father established and ran Zor Engineers for many years. She came to Britain in 1983 to go to University and then worked as a civil engineer for ten years, before taking a break to raise her family. She says: ‘ I am delighted to be part of the team as I have been a supporter of Starfish Asia since the beginning. Also, having lived for the first eighteen years of my life in Karachi, the people of Pakistan are very close to my heart.’

Mags Robson


David Wright (Chairman), Senior Change Manager (Carilion plc)
Michael Wakely, Executive Trustee, Starfish Asia
Rev. Hugh Osgood, President of Churches in Communities International, Bromley
Juliet Woodman, Music Teacher and home-maker
Geoff Larcombe, Mission leader and Baptist Pastor (retired)
Marjorie Murphy, former Director of Mission & Evangelism in the Anglican Communion
Devin Scobie, ‎Scottish Public Affairs professional – ‎Caledonia Public Affairs Limited.


Starfish Asia (Singapore) Ltd
Starfish Asia (Singapore) Ltd is a registered company limited by guarantee that manages funds given for educational projects in Pakistan.

Geraldine Lee
Geraldine is a teacher by profession and worked for many years in early childhood education in Singapore.On retirement she developed her interest in the plight of Pakistan’s children, with a special focus on the value of education to reduce poverty.Starfish Asia (Singapore) Ltd is a registered company limited by guarantee that manages funds given for educational projects in Pakistan.She had lived for several years in Pakistan as a voluntary Christian worker and was familiar with the needs.

Image of Geraldine Lee, Starfish Asia (Singapore) Ltd


Starfish Asia (USA)
Starfish Asia (USA ) is registered in the State of Ohio, and tax exempt under section 501(c)(3). The main office is in the State of Georgia.

Starfish Pakistan
Starfish Pakistan was registered as a Trust in Pakistan in 2003

Anser and Kashi Javed
Anser and his wife Kashi were leading one of our schools, the Holy Shepherd School in Karachi, for ten years before taking the responsibility to run Starfish Pakistan. They moved to Lahore in summer 2012 where Anser is now Director of the national office. They have two children.


Anser Javed and his wife Kashi, and children

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