Our Board

our board

AFFCAD UK is run by a team of committed volunteers. Our Board of Trustees oversee and guide our work.

Our board of trustees

Martin Strube
Chair and Trustee

Martin’s professional background has largely been in Local Government and in the broad Co-operative Movement. As a committed co-operator, the bulk of his working life has been immersed in partnership building, group working, and collective decision making.
He is an experienced Board Member in a wide variety of settings, from Boards of Directors to Trades Councils; from Governing Bodies to Co-operative Councils; at local, regional, and national levels.

He has served companies and democratic bodies variously as chair, secretary, treasurer, minute-taker, executive, and external advisor. He is totally committed to the idea that collective time and joint decision-making should be both pleasurable and

Outside of work he dabbles in music and video generation.

Our Board

Purvy Patel
Vice Chair and Trustee
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Purvy is an experienced CIM Certified Marketing professional, skilled in the execution of creative and effective marketing strategies and re-engineering sales process to drive effective and sustainable revenue growth. She has a natural affiliation with AFFCAD as she was born in Uganda and has many fond childhood memories.

Outside of work, Purvy enjoys running, baking and volunteering on a charitable farm – not all at the same time! Although sometimes it feels like it.

Sarah Evans
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Sarah is a Director of Finance in a National health brand, where she specialises in business strategy, growth and execution. Outside of work, she has a passion for health and wellbeing, is a trained Yoga Teacher and Somatic Coach. She is also a keen traveller, having lived in India for a couple of years, and spent time teaching in a school in Indonesia.

Nicola Bentham

Nicola currently works as a university lecturer and PhD student, specialising in Organisational/Business Psychology. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an Organisational, Learning & Development professional across various industries, including oil and gas, investment banking, non-profit, construction and property.

Outside of work, she enjoys teaching yoga, photography, life coaching, rock climbing, and walking four amazingly-demanding (and very loving) Jack Russell Terriers.

Claire Mutono

Claire is a senior healthcare professional working to improve Medicines Optimisation and Patient Care for patients. Her extracurricular activities include travelling, keeping fit, and utilising social media to teach the importance of healthcare.

Grant Morton

Grant has years of professional experience in charities working with refugees, homeless persons and other vulnerable and disadvantaged groups across many different projects. He has a keen interest in Africa, studied philosophy, grows hot chillies and rescues cacti!

Chi Jack-Osimiri

Chi has over 10 years of experience in different aspects of Trusts law, Company law, Commercial/Contract law and IP Law through various roles. She has particular experience in providing training, advice, review and drafting work in these areas to organisations in the private and charity sectors. Chi also has over 10 years experience of teaching at various UK universities. Her interests are in IP law, broad aspects of Commercial and Trust laws.

Halima Mahamuud

Halima is a qualified chartered accountant with experience in financial accounting & reporting, management accounting and group accounts. She has worked with several listed multinational companies in retail, oil & gas, mining, shipping, security. In her spare time, she enjoys learning, listening to audiobooks and going for long walks, cooking & baking and personal development courses.

Interested In Becoming a Trustee of AFFCAD UK?

AFFCAD UK is a small, volunteer-run charity and our Board provide us with valuable expertise and support.

We are open to applications from interested individuals. Please get in touch to share your experience, what you hope to bring to AFFCAD UK and why you are interested in joining our Board.