Our Board of Trustees

Mark Wiggin – Chair

Mark is CEO of Caritas Diocese of Salford committed to promoting voluntary service to address exclusion and inequality though the practical application of Catholic social teaching. He has been a CEO since May 2009. Prior to that Mark was CEO of Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) and Assistant Director of Caritas Care (Diocese of Lancaster). Hence Mark has been in Caritas leadership for over 25 years.

 

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Nour Sakr – Vice Chair

Nour is a Pro Bono lawyer for an international Human Rights organisation and a former trustee of Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes where more than 50 children and their families resettled. She was also a very active campaigner of the Extend the Welcome Campaign along with leaders at Citizens UK. She co-chaired the summit in June 2018 which called for the extension of resettlement in the United Kingdom.

 

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Rabbi Danny Rich – Treasurer

Rabbi Danny Rich was the Senior Rabbi & Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism from 2005 to 2020. Prior to this, he was Rabbi to Kingston Liberal Synagogue for nearly two decades. Rabbi Danny Rich is a Justice of the Peace, and a hospital and prison chaplain. He is a President of the Council of Christians & Jews and a member of the Council of Imams and Rabbis.

 

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Neil Jameson CBE

Neil was founder and Executive Director of Citizens UK from 1988 to 2018 and was responsible for driving the UK’s largest and most diverse Community Organising body and establishing broad-based Citizens Alliances in most large cities in England and Wales. Neil is first and foremost a Community Organiser – seeking out talented civic leaders and young organisers with the courage and commitment to organise…

 

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Ahmad Al-Rashid

Ahmad is originally from Syria and now is based in the UK. He specialises in Cultural Orientation, Integration, Community Cohesion and Community Engagement.

 

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Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE

Dr Bari is an educationalist, author and parenting consultant. After completing his PhD in Physics from King’s College London in 1986, he worked as Physics researcher, Secondary Science teacher and Specialist teacher in Behaviour Support before he took an early retirement in 2011. Since then, he has focused on writing, volunteering with some civil society bodies and charities, facilitating his own parenting course and mentoring young people.

 

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Gulwali Passarlay

Gulwali Passarlay is an Afghan political refugee currently residing in the UK. He left Afghanistan in 2006 and graduated with a degree in Politics from the University of Manchester. Have recently finished his masters of MPA at Coventry University, CTPSR in Global Diversity Governance. In 2018 he has co-founded ‘My Bright Kite’ CIC to empower refugee youth and create awareness about the challenges asylum seekers and refugees face in their host society.

 

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