Our Board

our team

AFFCAD UK is run by a team of committed volunteers based in the UK and around the world.

Our team

AFFCAD UK is run by a team of committed volunteers based in the UK and around the world. We work closely with AFFCAD Uganda to support the community in Bwaise wherever they need us most. Right now that is campaigning and fundraising for our Covid-19 relief campaign.

We are always looking for enthusiastic, passionate and professional people to join our team, so get in touch!

Julie Gordon
Company Secretary

Julie has experience in administration from various organisations and charities, and also currently volunteers for a mental health charity.  In her spare time, she is a voracious reader, and enjoys spending time with her children.

Fun fact: Julie has recorded a single at Abbey Road recording studio.

Dylan Cox
Website & Content Manager

Dylan is a writer with a passion for digital marketing. He loves building websites and writing content for a variety of organisations. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, coding and exercising.

Fun fact: Dylan once played in a football match against David Beckham’s eldest son.

Christina Celestine
Social Media Manager

Christina is a digital expert, passionate about education, Africa, and technology. She’s an inspiring advocate for social justice, committed to positive impact and shaping African society.

Kehinde Felix
SEO Manager

Kehinde is a Digital Marketing Specialist in SEO. She is also a Social Media Manager and Content Creator. She has an MSc in Digital Marketing from Teesside University, UK. She is passionate about supporting charities and helping small businesses improve their online presence. Aside from work, she loves cooking, creativity, and meeting people.

Alex Brooke
Data Manager

Alex has 10 years combined experience working within digital marketing, software and data. He loves to help out family and friends whenever he can, and loves to give back. Alex loves all things techy and loves to experiment with code, formulas and analytics tools. 
Fun fact: Alex is from Yorkshire and used to be a chef many years ago. He once had food sent back because his Yorkshire puddings were too big! 

James Contreras
School Partnerships Coordinator

James is an ex-teacher, previously working as a Head of Department. He now works as a Data Science Coach for apprenticeships. In his spare time, he loves travelling and escaping London to explore the outdoors whenever possible.

Katie Stuart
School Partnerships Coordinator

Katie has worked in education for the last three years. She is currently a Business Transformation Coach for apprentices, and previously held a role in Programme Management for an education start-up. She is passionate about educational development and widening career opportunities for young people. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, surfing, and playing netball. 

Suzy Wyett-Adams
Volunteer Programme Coordinator

Suzy has a background in volunteer management, and has supported volunteers on programmes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Outside of work, she loves travelling with her family, trying new foods and gardening.

Isla Swan
Volunteer Programme Assistant

Isla studied International Development at university and is currently working for a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities. Isla enjoys volunteering for charities in her spare time, as well as getting outside by hiking in the Peak District or Yorkshire Dales, and wild swimming when she can.

Giovanna Giuriolo
Grants Writer

Giovanna has a BA in International Studies and a BA in History from Loyola University Chicago, as well as an MSc in African Politics from SOAS University of London. She is passionate about sustainable development, international development and human rights. She also has regional expertise in Africa, including field experience in Tanzania working with vulnerable youths.

Michaela Knošková
Grants Writing Assistant

Michaela pursues her Masters degree in International Affairs at Columbia University and has a BSc in Politics from King’s College London. She is passionate about African political and economic development and EU-Africa relations. She has a background in youth empowerment and previously worked in politics and international development.

Deborah Oyewole
Charity Assistant

Deborah is a Social Science student, specialising in Political Humanities. She is passionate about international relations and development, and has undertaken work experience at the UN in Geneva.

Fun fact: Deborah plays the saxophone, and loves baking and reading in her free time.

Tracy Care

Tracy has over 35 years of experience in accounts and bookkeeping, as well as over 20 years in payroll processing. She obtained her AAT qualification and became a Fellow member in 2011. After facing redundancy in 2018, she obtained her AAT Practice Licence. She enjoys music, knitting and reading, and spends lots of time researching her family tree. 

Connie Lynch
Admin Assistant

Connie is an Interpreting and Translation graduate (French and Spanish) and currently works as a project coordinator at a Scottish social enterprise. She loves walking, baking for friends and family, playing her cello, listening to music and learning different languages.

Jabina Rai
Admin Assistant

Jabina is an avid reader, writer and speaker of positive social development. With a heart for volunteering, she dedicates her efforts towards various charities and communities. She finds it fun, embarking on long distance journeys and exploring cultures, one adventure at a time.

MaryAnn Buonanno
Admin Assistant

MaryAnn has degrees in Health Science, Social Services and Applied Psychology, and is currently self-employed in the medico-legal industry. She loves circuit training on the beach every weekend, and spending time with her dogs.

Interested In Joining AFFCAD UK?

AFFCAD UK is a small, volunteer-run charity and we rely on the fantastic commitment, energy and talent of our team. We operate remotely, and welcome applications from people all over the world. You can choose how, when and where to work.

We are currently looking to recruit volunteers for the following positions:




We are also 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 team.