Mrs Alison Orman (Chair)

Alison initially trained, qualified and practised as a Chartered Accountant for many years, specialising in taxation, VAT and expert witness work. Driven by what she believes is a God-given passion for social justice she decided to combine voluntary interests with working life and joined the voluntary sector as a paid employee, initially supporting those with physical or learning disability and mental health problems to undertake voluntary work and later managing teams delivering services within pan-disability organisations. She is now works part time as Director of Finance and Operations for a UK health charity and provides consultancy services to smaller charities.

Throughout the years Alison has volunteered within the church and with many charities, including those supporting homeless people, and has a strong interest in the political and religious situations within the Middle East and the effects they have had on individuals living there, with some close associations with Christians and refugees in the region.

Mr Andrew Muir

Andrew was a founder member of ICN and its first CEO until he left to work in Afghanistan in 2010.  Apart from his obvious familiarity with the work of ICN he also has many years of experience in local government where he worked as a manager in highways.  With his wife, Sheila, he was also a foster carer and then an adopter.  They have eight grown up children.  Seven years of living in Afghanistan has also given him a deeper insight into the type of backgrounds from which refugees are fleeing.

Andrew has a BSc degree in civil engineering and is a chartered engineer. However he is now giving his time to voluntary work.

Ms Chika Udezue

Chika is a journalist and worked for Saudi ARAMCO for twenty years as a writer and community relations officer. She is currently the editor of a medical organisation newsletter as well as a freelance writer.  She is also a magistrate and an active member of several panels including the Dorset BME.  Chika holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Masters in Human Resource Development (HRD).  Chika grew up in a Christian home and has been a committed Christian all her life. She is active in her local church.

Mr Barney Kavai

Barney Kavai is a cross-discipline professional and entrepreneur who came through the doors of ICN as a refugee and later joined the leadership team bringing a wealth of knowledge in business strategy, finance and community integration.  Barney is a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) scholar with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bournemouth University; and BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science, Limburg Catholic University, Belgium.

Barney is Chief Executive for BMK Creative Group, Global Healthcare Solutions (GHS) and founding chairman of RIZE organisation; a social enterprise investing in young people through education, leadership development and empowerment.  As a community champion, Barney is passionate about social investing and actively involved in community projects that promote youth entrepreneurship, social inclusion, diversity and equality.

Mrs Mireille Mason

Mireille’s background straddles raising four children, housing and education.

During the 80’s, following a Diploma in Housing Management, Mireille worked for two local authorities supporting social housing, conducting estate visits, controlling rent arrears, allocating flats and interviewing potential housing applicants. This involved working with families, single and older people.

As her children were at school, Mireille joined the Speech and Language Base at Twynham Comprehensive, gaining a Literacy and Numeracy Certificate. This later led to ten very happy years as a qualified Teacher of English, teaching English to migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers in Bournemouth for both Adult Learning and ICN, reaching learners from twenty six different countries.

Now recently retired, Mireille looks forward to continuing her support of ICN as a trustee.

Mr Johannes Radvan

Johannes comes from a family who have been refugees from war for three generations. His parents escaped from East Germany, and the family fled to the UK from a war in Africa when he was a child. He is currently a Curate in the Church of England locally at LoveChurch, St Clements in a multicultural area of significant deprivation, working with young families and children. Previously, he was a hospital cardiology consultant (teaching and training, especially international fellows). He likes mountain biking a lot, (but falls off a lot!).

Kate Palka

Kate is a solicitor who has been in practice for over 30 years, working both in private practice and in-house, specialising in commercial work, employment and governance and also teaching law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  She is a Chartered Company Secretary and accredited mediator and has also trained as a Christian counsellor, having set up and chaired a charity delivering pregnancy crisis and post abortion counselling.  Kate’s desire is to use her knowledge and experience to support Christian charities and not for profit organisations navigate the legal and governance landscape, particularly those focussing on people who are marginalised, oppressed or living in poverty.

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Mrs R. Fell

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