Volunteer - Gerhard Lyell


Name: Gerhard Lyell
Age: 42
Family Status: Married to Christel and have 3 children, Alex, Ben and Emily.
GE Business: GE Industrial Finance - Working Capital Solutions
Work Location: Manchester

About your job
WCS Alstom Global Integration Leader

GE Volunteer activities
I am also the WCS Manchester COE site leader and my role here is to sponsor, enable and facilitate the various volunteering events on the site.

Why you volunteer
To make a small positive difference to humanity.

Favourite volunteer project
buildOn Trek where WCS raised ~£90,000 to build a school in Malawi in 2015. The school is now fully functional.

Fun fact:
I have met Nelson Mandela a few times and he was a fun guy to be around. Very inspirational but also had a great sense of humour and his quote of "it always seems impossible until it's done." Also, coincidentally share the same birthday of July 18th with him.


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela


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