Our Leadership Team

Stephen Hale OBE

Chief Executive

“I am extremely proud to lead the talented and committed Refugee Action team. For more than 30 years, Refugee Action staff and volunteers have helped refugees who’ve fled war and persecution to secure the protection and support they need to rebuild their lives in the UK.”

Prior to leading Refugee Action Stephen worked at Oxfam International as Deputy Advocacy and Campaigns Director from 2010-15, with responsibility for Oxfam’s global campaigns and advocacy.

Louise Calvey

Louise Calvey

Head of Resettlement
Tim Hilton

Tim Hilton

Head of Services and Good Practice
Nicola Parker

Nicola Parker

Head of Human Resources
Yemane Tsegai

Yemane Tsegai

Head of Finance and IT
Mariam Kemple-Hardy

Mariam Kemple-Hardy

Head of Campaigns
Zoë Grumbridge

Zoë Grumbridge

Head of Fundraising and Brand

Trustees

Penny Lawrence

Chair of Trustees

Andy Gregg

Vice Chair of Trustees

Tom Skrinar

Trustee Treasurer

Joe Jenkins

Trustee

Ros Lucas

Trustee

Chris Randall

Trustee

Irmani Smallwood

Trustee

Serge Eric Yamou

Trustee

Amaf Yousef

Trustee

Emmanuel Serrano

Trustee

Ellie Mahsoori

Trustee