The trustee Board greatly appreciated all that Kate Smart had contributed to Asylum Welcome in her years as Director and were pleased to have a strong field of candidates from which to choose her successor. To make sure we included the all-important staff and volunteer perspectives, Almas Farzi, also known as Navid, and Pam Wright were on the selection panel.
Since holding senior roles in VSO, Mencap and Oxfam, Mark has been using his experience in advising small charities on their management and planning.
Currently most of Asylum Welcome’s face-to-face work by both staff and volunteers is suspended in favour of telephone advice and help through hardship payments. Mark will be phasing in his work with the Asylum Welcome team in the coming weeks, taking account of the current Coronavirus restrictions. We all look forward to getting back to normal working in support of asylum-seekers and refugees, under Mark’s leadership.
For further information please contact Marcus Thompson, as Chair of Trustees through the recruitment (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Goldring (email@example.com).