Rev. James Davies (Chair)
James holds degrees from Cambridge (Natural Sciences) and Durham (Theology) and is ordained in the Church of England. He has worked in teaching, in tropical agriculture and in churches in Kenya, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He began working with International Care Network as a volunteer in 2003, became an employee later that year, until stopping work as an employee, becoming a trustee, and working as volunteer, in 2011. Within ICN his main focus has been immigration advice. He retired from his position as Senior Immigration Adviser at ICN in April 2020, but remains in his position as Chair of Trustees.
Mr Alan Cartwright
Alan’s background is in international banking which facilitated a good understanding of different life-styles and cultures. Building on these 30 years in the finance services industry Alan is now qualified through the CIPD as a Mentor/Coach, Certification via Open University in Management, and a diploma with the Institute of Life Coaching. Alan was then a consultant with his own company for several years, working with a range of organisations and individuals in learning and development. Following an assignment coaching people recently out of work Alan has, since mid 2010, been in management with Bournemouth YMCA. This latter post touches homelessness, children’s work, youthwork, fitness and community issues. His belief as a Christian drives him to support the development of the weak and needy and to generally to use his experience and gifts to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
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.
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 60 years old and giving his time to voluntary work.
Mrs Alison Orman
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.
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