Our Trustees

Jennie Fleming

A long time supporter of NNRF, Jennie was elected as a trustee Nov 2018 and as Chair of the Board in Nov 2019.

Helen O’Nions

Vice Chair
Helen is an academic at Nottingham Law school and since 2021 she has been vice-chair of the board of trustees.

Graham Ferris

Graham used to teach law at NTU. He is happy to support the work of the Forum, by being part of the team that oversees the organisational and formal structures that enable the great staff and volunteers to carry out their work.

Allan Njanji

Allan is passionate about refugee issues, and strives to find pragmatic solutions which empower refugees and asylum seekers to become independent.

Bilal Hazzouri

Bilal works as a Senior Impact and Business Analyst, specialising in International development, peacebuilding & conflict transformation expert.

Caroline Mombeyara

Caroline is an accounting professional with lived experience and is passionate about helping people in need to advance their lives and influencing strategic business decisions.

Darren York

Darren is a former charity Chief Executive with over 25 years’ experience in the sector. He became a Trustee of the Forum in November 2020.

Fiona Becker

Fiona is a registered social worker currently working as a consultant in child safeguarding. She is passionate about helping children and their families who are in need.  She became a trustee in 2023.

Heidi Richardson

Heidi is a long-term supporter of the Forum, and volunteers as an ESOL teacher.

Jenny Rose-Myers

Jenny is an experienced social worker, facilitator, and organisational consultant with over 40 years experience of safeguarding. She has worked across numerous sectors, chairing Boards,  undertaking case audits, investigations, policy development and serious safeguarding and other case and learning reviews. Specialising in expertise around exploitation and child protection both in the UK and internationally with NGOs.

Paddy Tipping

Paddy is a qualified social and community worker. He was the MP for Sherwood from 1992 to 2010, and served as Nottingham’s first Police and Crime Commissioner between 2012 and 2021. He became a trustee of Nottingham Refugee Forum in 2023.

Roger Tanner

Roger was a headteacher and teacher in Nottingham and now volunteers at NNRF, helping on Reception. Both these experiences help him contribute to the trustees. He is the current Chair of the HR committee.