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Our Leadership Team

Tim Naor Hilton

Chief Executive

Tim has worked at Refugee Action since 2002, starting as a frontline development worker in Manchester, before progressing to Area Manager in Greater Manchester and then Head of Asylum. He became Refugee Action’s Chief Executive in April 2021.

“I start this role with a commitment to ramping up our plans to shift power to people with lived experience. This means not only ensuring refugees are at the heart of our movement but creating employment opportunities for them at Refugee Action and the wider sector.”

Senior Leadership Team

Ali Noyce

Head of Fundraising and Brand

As Head of Fundraising at Refugee Action, Ali leads on ….

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Yemane Tsegai

Head of Finance, IT and Facilities

Yemane is responsible for the strategic lead of all financial and IT issues…

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Aslı Tatlıadım 

Head of Campaigns

Aslı leads the campaigns strategy and team at Refugee Action with …

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Rachel Goodall

Head of Asylum Services

Rachel is Refugee Action’s Head of Asylum Services. Rachel has worked…

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Lai-Har Cheung

Head of Human Resources

Lai-Har is the strategic lead for all aspects of Human Resources at…

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Yvonne Kachikoti

Head of Resettlement

Yvonne joined the Senior Leadership Team in April 2022 and leads all…

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Mohamed Omar

Head of Experts by Experience and Partnerships

Mohamed is Head of Experts by Experience & Partnerships at Refugee…

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Penny Lawrence

Chair of Trustees

Tom Skrinar

Trustee Treasurer

Elaheh Akbari


Caroline Gormley


Catherine Lebadou


Yagoub Matar


Halyma Begum


Mark Nowottny


Qays Sediqi


Sahar Khan