Meet our team

Charles Raven

Chief Executive Officer

Charles Raven is the Chief Executive Officer of the Relay Trust.

He guides the strategic partnerships of the Trust enabling grassroots training in the more challenging areas of the Anglican Communion. He was educated in Oxford and Durham with degrees in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and Theology. Since 1988, he has been an ordained Anglican minister and served as a missionary in East Africa from 2012 to 2016. He now lives in Oxford, but frequently travels in Africa.

Doug Ingram

Chief Operating Officer

Doug Ingram is the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer.

He is responsible for the day to day running of the Trust and oversees the relationships with our partners across Africa; as well as leading our work in West Africa and the Sudans. Following a 20 year career in the British Army, he joined the Relay Trust in 2022. He holds a Master’s degrees from both the University of St Andrews and Cranfield University.

Daniel Magagnin

Regional Relationship Manager and Deputy COO

Daniel Magagnin is the Regional Relationship Manager for the Relay Trust’s work in Mozambique and Angola, and is the Trust’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

He studied Education at university and specialised in leadership and management in the education sector, where he has also gained more than 10 years of experience in such capacity. Daniel lives in Oxford and is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Theology degree at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University

Chris Hyliger

Regional Relationship Manager

Chris Hyliger is the Regional Relationship Manager for the Relay Trust’s work in Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean, predominately in Madagascar.

He studied Peace and Development at university and has a heart for Africa, borne from his experience working in east of the continent.  Chris has worked extensively in the Christian non profit sector and has a history of roles which have sought to break down barriers and see the removal of obstacles for people from all walks of life.  Chris lives with his wife in Leeds and is an active member of their local church, not least playing football for the church 11 a side team.

Sam Jones

Regional Relationship Manger

Sam Jones is a Regional Relationship Manager for the Relay Trust’s work in Burundi.

He studied Medicine at university, going on to work for the NHS as a medical doctor. He is currently training for ordination in the Church of England at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. Sam has spent several months in Malawi and is passionate about seeing the Gospel transform lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. He enjoys languages, speaking some French, Chichewa and more recently Kirundi! Sam and his wife live near Oxford and have recently become parents.

Ella Marshall

Regional Relationship Manager

Ella Marshall is a Regional Relationship Manager for the Relay Trust’s work in Western Africa. 

She studied for her first degree at the University of Edinburgh and is now reading for a Bachelor of Theology studies at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. With a background in pastoral care at a school, she is passionate about empowering individuals and fostering community connections. Alongside her dedication to people, Ella cherishes her love for art and textiles, which adds a vibrant dimension to working in Western Africa.

John Inglis-Jones

Regional Relationship Manager and Finance Consultant

John Inglis-Jones is a Regional Relationship Manager for the Relay Trust’s work in South Sudan and is also supporting the Trust in the further developing its financial processes and procedures.  

Originally in the Army and in banking for 16 years, John is an experienced Chartered Management Accountant & finance consultant, having worked primarily with healthcare providers and charities working overseas over the last 15 years.  Since 2011, he has travelled extensively to South Sudan, working with charities directly supporting the churches there.  He is married with 3 children and lives in Northumberland.

James Stileman

Regional Relationship Manager

James Stileman is a Regional Relationship Manager for the Relay Trust’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.