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Who we are

Find out

Who we are

Members

Azadi are 50 members strong; each person gives their time for free. From aid workers to former service personnel, linguists, fundraisers, caseworkers and data processors, our members’ varied professional skillsets are what gives us our strength and depth.

Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors focus on specific areas particular to their expertise. The support of ambassadors is vital; their combination of influence and expertise furthers our work with government and business. This is advantageous to the interests of our beneficiaries.

Patrons

Our Patrons represent the organisation more broadly. They share our values and are capable of acting as spokespeople. Our fantastic patrons have helped us with fundraising and raising our voice on the international stage and we are indebted to them.

Patron

Nusrat Ghani MP

Nusrat Ghani is a British Conservative Party politician who has been Member of Parliament for Wealden since 2015. She was instrumental in the cross-party campaign for the introduction of the Genocide Amendment to the 2019-21 Trade Bill.

Patron

Tracy-Ann Oberman

Tracy-Ann is a successful actress, writer and narrator.  She is widely known for roles including Chrissie Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, is often seen on stage in the West End and has written for the Guardian. 

Patron

Malahat Mohammadzai

Malahat is a women’s rights campaigner and advocate for Afghan women and girls, who previously worked for the HALO Trust in Afghanistan.  She was evacuated to the United Kingdom in 2021.

Ambassador

General Sir John Chalmers McColl, KCB, CBE, DSO, KStJ

General Sir John McColl spent 38 years in service. He was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 2007 to 2011, the Commander Regional Forces 2004-2007, Commander Joint Services Command College 2003-2004 and the first Commander of ISAF 2001-2002, when the British involvement in Afghanistan began. He was the Chair of COBSEO (the confederation of service charities) from 2017 until 2021.

Director

Sarah Magill

Sarah is a practising barrister with experience at management level with UK third sector organisations.

Director

Rosie Shaw

Rosie is a future trainee solicitor with experience in refugee and immigrant non-profits in the U.S. and U.K.

Director

Simon Myerson QC

Simon is a practising senior barrister and part-time Judge.  He is Chair of Leeds Jewish Representative Council and a Trustee of his shul.

Director

Daniel Berke

Daniel is a director of 3D Solicitors.  He holds various roles within the Jewish community and his local community, including as a member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps of the World Jewish Congress.

Ops Manager

Carly Sparkes

Carly is an experienced Ops Manager and a qualified nurse with extensive UK and overseas third sector experience.  Outside of nursing, she has managed humanitarian mine clearance operations.  She has previously worked in Afghanistan in both military and civilian roles.

Fundraising Manager

Katharine Horgan

Katharine joins us in addition to her work in trusts and grant fundraising at Liberty the Human Rights organisation and has a history of special events and major donor fundraising. She is is also studying the GDL part-time.

USA Lead

Caroline Bello

Caroline is a small business owner with a background in International Affairs and nonprofit humanitarian health.

Aid Manager

Trina Lawrie

Trina is an experienced researcher and data processor with an extensive volunteering background in the third sector.

Caseworker Manager

Albany Kidd

Albany brings substantial pro bono experience to Azadi including immigration and humanitarian work in the UK and Europe.  She is currently a bar student.

Caseworker

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah brings nearly 20 years of experience as a successful charity fundraiser and advocate for marginalised people in conflict around the world.   

Database Volunteer Manager

Katie Lynch

Katie’s background is in legal data and client management.  She is currently a bar student.

Fundraising Coordinator

Kendra Cornelis

Kendra is an immigrant rights organiser based in the U.S. with a background in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

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