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Operations Team

Alan Robertson

Chief Executive Officer


Head of Operations

Valeria Rizzo

Business and Operations Manager

Massimo Mazzariol

Finance Manager

Yemi Akinmade

Finance Assistant (maternity leave)

Abeba Woldamanuel

Finance Assistant (maternity cover)

Jasmine Mohtashami

Campaigns and Communications Manager

Sheren Hong

Fundraising Officer

Josh Boorman

Service Navigator

Freya Norwood


Immigration Team

Mark Housby

Immigration Manager

Mellanie Caramba-Coker

Immigration Solicitor

Polly Pym

Immigration Advisor

Freya Mutimer

Immigration Advisor

Aayad Lami

Immigration Supervisor

Joey Davison

Immigration Solicitor

Charles Bourthoumieux

Case worker assistant

Housing and welfare benefits

Thuy La

Housing and Welfare Benefits Manager

Aleister Adamson

Housing and Welfare Benefits Advisor

Genevieve Elliott

Housing and Welfare Benefits Adviser


Cristina Zorat

Women Together Manager

Priscilla Okoye

Women's Group Coordinator

Ollie Skeil

Access to Healthcare Advisor


Hau-Yu Tam

Migrant Hub Coordinator

Austin Hodge

Asylum Hub Coordinator


Claire Morris

Chair of Trustees

Claire is a Solicitor Advocate with expertise in governance and compliance. She is currently Assistant Legal Director at the Competition & Markets Authority where she advises on and manages litigation concerning competition, consumer protection and other regulatory matters. She has over 12 years’ experience in criminal and public law, including seven years as a senior lawyer at the Serious Fraud Office and roles assisting victims of sexual and gender-based violence. She has a PhD in international law, with her field work concerning Côte d’Ivoire and Libya, after specialising in refugee law in the USA.

Drucilla Susan

Vice Chair

Drucilla works as a teaching assistant, after arriving in the UK. She has volunteered on the ‘We are movers’ project with University College London, a project that showcased and highlighted the plight immigrants face in the UK. Drucilla has been involved with LRMN for a number of years, initially as a client and has been a trustee since 2020.




Mike Brooks

Mike has lived in Lewisham for over 25 years and is actively involved in various local community projects in Sydenham. He is a retired Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and was a senior tax adviser with Blue Circle and Lafarge. Since retiring in 2009 Mike has acted as independent examiner for several charities in South East London and also as Treasurer for local organisations. He passionately believes in social justice and fairness in society.


Eve Mosley

Eve has over eight years’ experience in international charity fundraising, and has raised over £80 million for women’s rights, health and humanitarian work. She is currently Head of Development at the Margaret Pyke Trust, and has previously worked at ActionAid UK, MSI Reproductive Choices and Plan International UK. She brings extensive knowledge of developing organisational fundraising strategies, building partnerships and consortia, and best practice in service design for social protection programmes. Eve has lived in Lewisham for seven years.

Aferdita Pacrami

Aferdita is the head of communications for Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales where she leads a communications team to advocate for local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. Previous to this, she led marketing and communications for international development charity Penny Appeal. She also helped to set up, and later became the CEO, of a small digital marketing agency. She holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma in professional marketing and has over 10 years’ experience in marketing, communications and digital.

Jagdev Panesar

Jagdev has lived in Lewisham for more than 20 years and by joining LRMN continues his local volunteering efforts. He brings expertise in IT-related projects and transformation programmes from working in a number of organisations across the commercial and education sectors for more than 30 years.





Linda Clemett


Linda is a qualified accountant with a MSc in Charity Finance. She has worked across a number of sectors: in the Government, in private practice and, for the majority of her career, as the Director of Finance for both large and small charities in the UK and overseas. At the same time Linda has been a Trustee/Treasurer for a number of charities throughout her career. She is currently retired, but continues to be involved with some smaller charities providing financial support and assistance on a voluntary basis.


Fazle Elahi

Fazle is a solicitor specialising in immigration, asylum, nationality, citizenship and human rights law. He currently works as a consultant solicitor for several solicitors’ firms. He volunteers for a couple of law clinics. He previously worked as an Immigration Project Manager for a renowned charity. He also teaches Immigration Law courses. Fazle holds a double LLB (Hons) and an LLM in Legal Practice. He was initially trained as a barrister and was called to the English Bar. However, he does not practice as a barrister. He is an OISC-accredited (Level 2) Immigration and Asylum & Protection Adviser too.

Irina Amelkina

Irina is a Senior Accessibility Specialist at DWP with a background in digital learning and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). She has worked and volunteered for multiple charities, leading and supporting the creation of accessible and inclusive digital experiences. She is an experienced strategist, assisting organisations in developing policies, strategies, and frameworks to embed inclusion and accessibility into their processes.

Irina is also a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). She holds a master’s degree in Sociology and a Professional Diploma in User Experience.

Joan Nche

Dr. Joan Nche is a teacher of ESOL at Ruskin College, Oxford. Her research and
writing are concerned with questions of home and relational poetics within the
scope of African and Caribbean writings. She coordinates and runs a Book Club for
Black British Writers (BWBC). Joan has been a service user for Lewisham Refugee
and Migrant Network and has lived experience of the current immigration climate
in the UK. She also has experience volunteering for Citizen UK and has undergone
training as a community organizer. She is currently on the Non-Recourse to Public
Funds (NRPF) Partnership Steering Group, a cooperation set up by Migration
Exchange, Citizens UK and Praxis.