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Diarmuid O’Hegarty
Chair of the Board of TrusteesDiarmuid was Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at the London Metal Exchange, where he worked for 16 years. Previously he worked as a Solicitor at the Securities and Futures Authority and a City law firm. Diarmuid trained and qualified as a Solicitor in Dublin after graduating in modern and medieval history from Trinity College Dublin.  Diarmuid is Irish, grew up in Dublin and has lived in London for 25 years.
Nicholas Luder
TreasurerNicholas has worked in investment banking for the last 10 years at JP Morgan and Standard Chartered, with responsibility for a global portfolio of derivative contracts. He has also run his own businesses in the fitness industry and been actively involved in politics. He holds a first-class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development from Birkbeck College.
Rose Heaney
SecretaryOriginally from Belfast, Rose has lived in North West London for over 30 years. She has a degree in modern languages and has held a variety of IT and educational roles in the private and public sector most recently working as a university academic developer specialising in e-learning. She currently works at Queen Mary University of London but has also worked at University of East London and the LSE. Amongst various voluntary roles, she has been a school governor in both Westminster and Newham schools and a coordinator of winter night shelter schemes in Brent and Westminster.
Aaseem Mulji
Trustee Aaseem Mulji was born in Uganda, and has been resident in the UK for over 30 years. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. Aaseem is currently employed by BSKYB as Head of Retail Assets, responsible for managing over 320 stores in UK and Ireland. He specialises in Retail Marketing but enjoys dedicating a considerable amount of time visiting and evaluating development projects run by the Beta Charitable Trust in East Africa. He is married with 2 daughters.
Jessica Banfield
Trustee

Jessica is an international development professional primarily focused on peace-building and governance issues affecting conflict-affected societies globally. She currently works as an independent consultant providing advisory and research services to a number of international clients, including the UK Department for International Development and the United Nations Development Programme, as well as various NGOs. She formerly spent 11 years with the UK-based charity International Alert where, most recently, she oversaw all programming and operations across Africa in the post of Africa Programme Manager, previously spending 4 years as Uganda Country Manager based in Kampala. Jessica has a background in journalism and holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), as well as an Honours degree in English Literature from Edinburgh University. She is resident in the London Borough of Brent.
Fatima Jichi
Trustee Fatima is a Medical Statistician at UCLH/UCL. She provides statistical support for the design and analyses of medical studies to researchers across UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Fatima also lectures in statistics on several MSc courses at UCL. She has been involved in several charities since university when she co-founded Muslims4Peace, which aimed to tackle extremism and misconceptions about Islam as well as promote integration and inter-faith dialogue. She has worked on several environmental projects including ‘Muslims Go Green’ and the IUS tree planting initiative with the Woodland Trust. Other projects include the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign with the NHS Blood & Transplant. Fatima is a keen traveller and an advocate for social justice and equality in all parts of the world.
Philip Mundy
Trustee

Philip was born in Hong Kong and spent his formative years in Luxembourg, before moving to the UK in 1999 to continue his studies. Philip graduated from the University of Leicester in 2002 with an honours degree in Law. He is a partner in a Central London firm of solicitors specialising in commercial property matters. Philip has helped raise funds for a number of charities over the years including Show Racism the Red Card, the NSPCC and St Lukes Hospice – Harrow & Brent. Philip is married with 2 young sons.
 Usman Azam
Trustee

Usman was born and raised in London, and has worked in community and charity sector for the past decade. At university he studied Diagnostic Radiography and is currently pursuing further academic studies. He currently works as a project consultant in the voluntary sector. In his spare time Usman is actively involved in youth projects and is also a Civilian Instructor in the Air Training corps.