Diana Fawcett – Chair
Diana works for Victim Support as Operations Director and before that was responsible for housing services and community safety at Bexley Council. She has worked in housing for over 30 years, for four local authorities and three housing associations.
Amina Ismail – Vice Chair
Amina is one of the longest serving trustees of LRMN and was once a client of the charity. She is an active member of Deptford Family project and is a well-known campaigner for refugees and asylum seekers.
Lydia Abu – Treasurer
Lydia is currently working as the Finance and Operation Manager for London Community Foundation. She is fully qualified AAT and part qualified CIMA; she studied MSC in Civil Society (Charity Accounting and Financial Management) and currently writing her dissertation. She’s been an active Board Member of LRMN for 6 years now and also served as Chair for 3 years.
Ruth Murphy – Secretary
Ruth formally joined the LRMN board in December 2014. She graduated in 2008 from Sheffield University with a History and Politics degree and has since gained experience working in a range of corporate roles in local government and housing. Ruth has delivered transformation projects at Hackney and Barnet Councils, including regeneration, community safety and customer service projects. Most recently, she has worked as a Project Manager for Peabody Housing Association, helping the organisation to scale operations in order to support the growth in new Peabody homes.
Pawan Dhillon – Member
Pawan, who is originally from India, graduated as an engineer and moved to the UK for further studies. He finished his Masters in Energy Trade and Finance and qualified as a chartered accountant 2 years ago.He is a firm believer in power of communities and their impact in driving change through exchange of cross functional expertise of its members
Jill Rutter – Member
Jill lives in Forest Hill and is Head of Research at the Family and Childcare Trust. Previously, she was a senior research fellow in migration at the Institute for Public Policy Research and has also worked at the Refugee Council. She has written extensively on migration, is a trustee of the Migration Museum Project and in her spare time is a ceramic artist.
Bronwen James – Member
Bronwen is Philanthropy Manager at London’s Air Ambulance, responsible for Trusts and Major Donor fundraising. Before this, Bronwen was sole fundraiser at the homeless health charity, Groundswell. She began her career in market research, before gaining over five years experience in the charity sector, specialising in project development and fundraising.
Rosemarie Ramsay – Member
Rosemarie is an inclusive leader and social entrepreneur, working with and for individuals and communities to increase access and participation, importantly to ensure their voices are heard and responded to in the decision-making framework: the design, delivery and evaluation of services. She has supported the work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers since 1997. Rosemarie is a strategic thinker, who works across all sectors and equality areas to ensure reliability, accountability and proficiency in the delivery of services which achieves positive changes and sustain cohesive communities. Rosemarie has worked locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She serves on several boards including a current appointment as Lay member for Public & Patient Involvement on the board of Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group.