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.”

Louise Calvey

Louise Calvey

Head of Services and Safeguarding
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
Rhian Cooke

Rhian Cooke

Head of Human Resources

Trustees

Penny Lawrence

Chair of Trustees

Tom Skrinar

Trustee Treasurer

Elaheh Akbari

Trustee

Joe Jenkins

Trustee

Ros Lucas

Trustee

Chris Randall

Trustee

Irmani Smallwood

Trustee

Serge Eric Yamou

Trustee

Amaf Yousef

Trustee

Emmanuel Serrano

Trustee