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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.
Vicky has extensive knowledge of charity governance gained through a career first in the arts (including at the Albany and Whitechapel Gallery) and most recently in the voluntary & community sector with Hackney CVS and currently as CEO at Tower Hamlets CVS. She has an ongoing interest in wellbeing, access, and equality and has been a resident of Lewisham for 30 years. She is currently serving as the Board’s Interim Chair.
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 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.
Adam is Head of Climate Week, with Climate Week NYC being the world’s biggest. Previously, Adam served as European Head of Communications for the International Rescue Committee, acting as a member of the Senior Management Team and supporting their global communications strategy. Other roles include Head of Communications for the UK poverty charity Turn2us; adviser to the Press Complaints Commission; and communications lead for Total Politics Magazine. He is former columnist and editor for Pinknews, Europe’s largest LGBT news outlet.
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.
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.
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 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.