Who we are

The trust is run by volunteer trustees and with the help of supporters. Many of our trustees have a background in teaching and managing ESOL, advising refugees and asylum seekers, or as a refugee.


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Our current trustees

Sue Colquhoun
Steve Hewitt (Treasurer)
Caroline Hogarth
Stephanie Jones
Judith Nicholson
Hanna Ostling
Shweta Otiv
Gomathi Panchapagesan
Mary Simpson (Chair)
Sally Staples
Jenny Wainman
Frances Weinreich (Hon Sec)
Jane Wilson

Our President

Sheila Rosenberg OBE



Our patrons

Hilary Blume DBE
Lord Peter Hain
Sir Jeremy Isaacs
Tom Jupp OBE
Sue MacGregor CBE
The Hon. Adrianne Marks
Lord Bhikhu Parekh
Shabibi Shah
Janet Suzman DBE