Welcome to our new trustees

The ILBF is delighted to welcome Sophia Dirir and Dr Tawanda Hondora to the ILBF’s Board of Trustees.

Sophia Dirir
Dr Tawanda Hondora


Sophia Dirir is General Counsel/Head of Legal Services at a leading UK children’s charity. She brings a wealth of strategic and regulatory knowledge of the charity sector.

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of the ILBF. As a committed advocate for equality and diversity, I recognise the many barriers that prevent equal access to justice. I am honoured to be playing a part at the ILBF in supporting the journey of individuals and organisations addressing this issue on a local, regional, and global level.”

Sophia Dirir

Dr Tawanda Hondora is Head, Rule of Law, Governance and Peace Directorate at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Tawanda has over 20 years’ experience in the inter-governmental, philanthropic and civil society sectors and is passionate about the building of effective rule of law and justice frameworks.

“I am delighted to join the Board of the ILBF. It is such an honour and a privilege to support the realisation of the ILBF’s strategic goals and objectives, including on increasing equal access to justice, and the observance of the rule of law through the provision of legal knowledge materials to communities in need in different parts of the world.”  

Dr Tawanda Hondora

The ILBF trustees, patrons and Operating Committee look forward to working with Sophia and Tawanda.

“The Board of Trustees is delighted that Sophia and Tawanda have accepted our invitation to join. Their appointment comes at a very important time for the ILBF as we develop our work to increase our impact. Their expertise and insights will help us immeasurably to drive our mission to share legal knowledge around the world to support legal education and access to justice.”

Paul Lowenstein KC, Chairman of the ILBF Board of Trustees

A huge welcome to Sophia and Tawanda!