Who we are Who we are Our team Staff & Volunteers Bogi Meggyesfalvi is our Research Volunteer Diana Repcenko is our Finance and Administration Manager Elias Matar is our Youth Programme Manager Laura Durán is our Senior Policy and Research Officer Lois Fallon is our Fundraising Officer Pandora Haydon is our Communications and Campaigns Manager Patricia Durr is our Chief Executive Officer Phil Spencer is our Training and Practice Officer Temitope Adekoya is our Youth Support and Participation Officer To contact a member of the team: [email protected] For press enquiries: [email protected]For training enquiries: [email protected] For youth programme and youth group enquiries: [email protected] Trustees Liz Barratt, Chair of the Board of Trustees Liz is the Joint Head of Immigration at Bindmans and has acted in many cases involving children who are unaccompanied and trafficked as well as for looked after children. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Liz worked in the voluntary sector as a housing adviser and as a refuge worker for Women’s Aid. Liz is also a former trustee and Chair of the Trustee Board for the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). Liz has acted in several high profile cases involving unaccompanied and trafficked children, and her work on the application of the Dublin Regulation led to a change in the law and Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2012: MA and BT v SSHD C-648/11 relating to the application of the Dublin Regulation to unaccompanied children, which clarified the law in this area R (on the application of SA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1611 (Admin) in relation to the application of good character requirements for registration of children as British citizens Annabel Mullin, Trustee Annabel is Principal Consultant at OneFifty, a specialist consultancy in digital communications, and focuses on supporting clients work in Sustainability and ESG. She has many year’s experience running political campaigns and is co-founder of politically-oriented organisations Stand for Something and Advance Together, as well as co-leading the organisation Renew. Annabel is also on the supplementary magistrate list and sat for nine years at the Central London Bench including the Old Bailey. Before this she worked in financial analysis in the City, with the NHS to rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders with severe mental illness, and as a Met police officer. Annabel is currently completing her ESRC Funded PhD at UCL using life course data to understand criminal propensity and guiding policy to reduce offending. Deveena Sahota, Trustee Deveena is a Young Women’s Practitioner at the organisation Abianda and has been advocating for young people at risk of exploitation for 10 years in roles across the charity sector. Deveena has supported organisations in the development of their approaches to participation, equalities work and thinking intersectionally. Deveena has worked in partnership to tackle violence against women and girls and managed staff across three London boroughs in the delivery of a specialist project tackling child sexual exploitation. At Abianda, Deveena provides support to young women who have been exploited, providing 1:1 support and advocacy. Geoff Corre, Trustee Geoff is a social worker, trainer, consultant in countering trafficking and modern slavery and an accredited serious case review author. He wrote the first serious case review into the death of a child believed to have been trafficked from Vietnam to the UK and conducted a major local review of child sexual exploitation. Geoff was a trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking. Geoff has extensive experience in child protection as a provider, commissioner and regulator. He has acted as Head of Child Protection for a large county council and managed a multi-agency safeguarding hub. As an HMI, he has inspected child protection services in local authorities and police forces for Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Geoff is a member of Locate International’s advisory board and a trustee with the Peace Hospice in Watford. Nicky Guy, Trustee Dr Nicky Guy is the Deputy Director for Culture and Sport at the Welsh Government. She joined the Board in 2016 having previously been the Head of Vulnerability, including child trafficking and missing people, at the Home Office. Nicky has undertaken a range of Civil Service roles, focusing on culture, heritage and support of vulnerable people. She has a strong interest in south eastern Europe, especially Albania and Kosova, following her PhD and book on Albanian independence. Renata de Groot, Trustee Renata is Head of Enabling and Delivery at Oxfam and has over ten years’ experience in the charity sector, with particular expertise in international development and fundraising. At Oxfam, Renata has developed strategy, managed operational teams and designed ways of working, as well as delivering fundraising and communications. Renata has also worked with Hope and Homes for Children in the UK as well as a local child protection charity in the Philippines, and has a strong commitment to supporting organisations to develop feminist, anti-racist and safe practice.