I am currently CEO of ROTA (Race on the Agenda) and have had a long commitment to anti-racism as well as promoting equality in all other areas. I am the Chair of the Metropolitan Migration Foundation as well as being a trustee of London Voluntary Service Council and Refugee Action.
I have been a freelance consultant specialising in governance and evaluation, Chief Executive of Charities Evaluation Services and London Advice Services Alliance. I have a substantial track record of working with refugees and migrants. I was Director of RETAS (Refugee Education and Training Advisory Service) and was a founder member of the Refugee Training Partnership as well as a trustee of Refugee Council.
I have had a longstanding commitment to solidarity work with Eritrea and I edited the Eritrea Support Committee newsletter in the 1980s and am currently involved in campaigning for human rights in Eritrea through Eritrea Focus and other grassroots campaigns.
In the more distant past I have been a community development worker, a volunteers organiser, a journalist and a philosophy tutor. I am a member of War on Want and Amnesty International.