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Senior leadership team

Senior leadership team

Ciara Devlin

CEO
Senior leadership team

Ciara Devlin

CEO
Senior leadership team

Andrew Fordham

Director of Development
Senior leadership team

Andrew Fordham

Director of Development
Senior leadership team

Anna Simons

Chief of Staff
Senior leadership team

Anna Simons

Chief of Staff
Senior leadership team

Dan McLean

Interim Director of Communications and Engagement
Senior leadership team

Dan McLean

Interim Director of Communications and Engagement
Senior leadership team

Megan Williams

Director of Finance
Senior leadership team

Megan Williams

Director of Finance
Senior leadership team

Anna Kingsley-Nyinah

Director of People
Senior leadership team

Anna Kingsley-Nyinah

Director of People

Communications and Engagement

Communications and Engagement

Rosie Horton

Senior Communications Manager
Communications and Engagement

Rosie Horton

Senior Communications Manager
Communications and Engagement

Cameron Bowen

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Communications and Engagement

Cameron Bowen

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Communications and Engagement

Lillian Yohannes

Communications Officer
Communications and Engagement

Lillian Yohannes

Communications Officer

Corporate partnerships

Corporate partnerships

Jessica Ridgewell

Head of Corporate Partnerships
Corporate partnerships

Jessica Ridgewell

Head of Corporate Partnerships
Corporate partnerships

Emily Hancock

Senior Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Emily Hancock

Senior Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Lizzie Thomas

Senior Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Lizzie Thomas

Senior Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Aidan Thomas

Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Aidan Thomas

Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Ryshel Patel

Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Ryshel Patel

Partnerships Manager
Corporate partnerships

Oreva Akpore

Partnerships Officer
Corporate partnerships

Oreva Akpore

Partnerships Officer
Corporate partnerships

Chloe Parford

Senior Business Development Manager (London)
Corporate partnerships

Chloe Parford

Senior Business Development Manager (London)
Corporate partnerships

Dan Isitt

Business Development Manager
Corporate partnerships

Dan Isitt

Business Development Manager
Corporate partnerships

Madhumitha Vijayakumar

Hiring Coordinator
Corporate partnerships

Madhumitha Vijayakumar

Hiring Coordinator

Data, Projects and Strategy

Data, Projects and Strategy

Toby Gill

Senior Impact and Innovation Manager
Data, Projects and Strategy

Toby Gill

Senior Impact and Innovation Manager
Data, Projects and Strategy

Ala Al Sanabani

Data and Innovation Manager
Data, Projects and Strategy

Ala Al Sanabani

Data and Innovation Manager
Data, Projects and Strategy

Nora Ezzeddine

Data and CRM Coordinator
Data, Projects and Strategy

Nora Ezzeddine

Data and CRM Coordinator

Finance

Finance

Harriet Chimes

Senior Finance Manager
Finance

Harriet Chimes

Senior Finance Manager
Finance

Carla Noli

Finance Manager
Finance

Carla Noli

Finance Manager
Finance

Susan D’Sylva

Funding Finance Manager
Finance

Susan D’Sylva

Funding Finance Manager
Finance

Sarko Ahmed 

Finance and Operations Officer 
Finance

Sarko Ahmed 

Finance and Operations Officer 
Finance

Shoaib Akbary

Finance and Operations Assistant
Finance

Shoaib Akbary

Finance and Operations Assistant

People

People

Dani Meier 

HR Manager
People

Dani Meier 

HR Manager
People

Abdulrahman Bdiwi

Involvement Officer - Lived Experience
People

Abdulrahman Bdiwi

Involvement Officer - Lived Experience

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Tamsin Seymour

Head of Public Fundraising
Philanthropy

Tamsin Seymour

Head of Public Fundraising
Philanthropy

Tristan Paton

Head of Trusts and Statutory
Philanthropy

Tristan Paton

Head of Trusts and Statutory
Philanthropy

Sanja Shea

Senior Philanthropy Manager
Philanthropy

Sanja Shea

Senior Philanthropy Manager
Philanthropy

Emily Paul

Senior Philanthropy Manager
Philanthropy

Emily Paul

Senior Philanthropy Manager
Philanthropy

Cathy Hill

Philanthropy Manager (London)
Philanthropy

Cathy Hill

Philanthropy Manager (London)
Philanthropy

Dilys Grocott

Philanthropy Manager (Manchester)
Philanthropy

Dilys Grocott

Philanthropy Manager (Manchester)
Philanthropy

Helen Brabant-Bleakley

Philanthropy Officer
Philanthropy

Helen Brabant-Bleakley

Philanthropy Officer

Programmes

National

Programmes

Carolyn Burke

National Senior Programme Manager
Programmes

Carolyn Burke

National Senior Programme Manager
Programmes

Sabina Siddiqui

National Education Manager
Programmes

Sabina Siddiqui

National Education Manager
Programmes

Alisa Nadeem

Education Officer (Birmingham)
Programmes

Alisa Nadeem

Education Officer (Birmingham)
Programmes

Manal Bawazir

Education Officer (London)
Programmes

Manal Bawazir

Education Officer (London)
Programmes

Hoda Bakir

Education Officer (London)
Programmes

Hoda Bakir

Education Officer (London)
Programmes

Vic Wilford

Education Officer (Manchester)
Programmes

Vic Wilford

Education Officer (Manchester)
Programmes

Mike Hamilton-Taylor

National Volunteer Manager
Programmes

Mike Hamilton-Taylor

National Volunteer Manager
Programmes

Barbara Zagrodniczek

Senior Volunteer Officer
Programmes

Barbara Zagrodniczek

Senior Volunteer Officer
Programmes

Joao Espirito-Santo

Volunteer Officer (Manchester and Liverpool)
Programmes

Joao Espirito-Santo

Volunteer Officer (Manchester and Liverpool)
Programmes

Iryna Shutova

Volunteer Officer (London)
Programmes

Iryna Shutova

Volunteer Officer (London)
Programmes

Anne Vedel Larsen

Volunteer Officer (Glasgow)
Programmes

Anne Vedel Larsen

Volunteer Officer (Glasgow)

Programmes

Greater Manchester

Programmes

Samantha Bridge-Tonner

Senior Programme Manager (Birmingham and Greater Manchester)
Programmes

Samantha Bridge-Tonner

Senior Programme Manager (Birmingham and Greater Manchester)
Programmes

Rachel Ward-Newton

Programme Manager
Programmes

Rachel Ward-Newton

Programme Manager
Programmes

Reem Othman

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Reem Othman

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Maria Root

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Maria Root

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Adiam Embaye

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Adiam Embaye

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Jessica Kemp

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Jessica Kemp

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Rahwa Beyene Gebretatios

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Rahwa Beyene Gebretatios

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Fatih Celebi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Fatih Celebi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Rebecca Piechowiak

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Rebecca Piechowiak

Employment and Integration Advisor

Programmes

Birmingham

Programmes

Samantha Bridge-Tonner

Senior Programme Manager (Birmingham and Greater Manchester)
Programmes

Samantha Bridge-Tonner

Senior Programme Manager (Birmingham and Greater Manchester)
Programmes

Abdikarim Ali

Programme Manager
Programmes

Abdikarim Ali

Programme Manager
Programmes

Ouzra Karimi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Ouzra Karimi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Soulmaz Mosavi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Soulmaz Mosavi

Employment and Integration Advisor

Programmes

London

Programmes

Helen Mebrate

Head of Employment Programmes
Programmes

Helen Mebrate

Head of Employment Programmes
Programmes

Carmen Chapell Elkin

Senior Programme Manager
Programmes

Carmen Chapell Elkin

Senior Programme Manager
Programmes

Cosku Fertinger

Programme Manager
Programmes

Cosku Fertinger

Programme Manager
Programmes

Sigal Foster

Programme Manager
Programmes

Sigal Foster

Programme Manager
Programmes

Jonathan Ghubar

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Jonathan Ghubar

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Marta Della Libera

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Marta Della Libera

Senior Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Kidist Woldesenbet

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Kidist Woldesenbet

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Seraye Delnissaw

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Seraye Delnissaw

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Mahsa Mirzai

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Mahsa Mirzai

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Rosa Lieven Wright

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Rosa Lieven Wright

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Abdullah Al Nofal

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Abdullah Al Nofal

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Yujin Choi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Yujin Choi

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Elyes Rigby-Zeghlache

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Elyes Rigby-Zeghlache

Employment and Integration Advisor
Programmes

Summer Knight

Hiring Coordinator
Programmes

Summer Knight

Hiring Coordinator
Programmes

Bethany Maynard

Employment Programme Assistant
Programmes

Bethany Maynard

Employment Programme Assistant

Programmes

Glasgow

Programmes

Euan McLeod

Senior Programme Manager
Programmes

Euan McLeod

Senior Programme Manager
Programmes

Safia Khalid

Employment Advisor
Programmes

Safia Khalid

Employment Advisor
Programmes

Daniel Strauss

Employment Advisor
Programmes

Daniel Strauss

Employment Advisor

Programmes

Liverpool

Programmes

Rhiannon Knower

Programme Manager
Programmes

Rhiannon Knower

Programme Manager
Programmes

Faith Agaba

Employment Advisor
Programmes

Faith Agaba

Employment Advisor