Jos Kerkvliet – Chair

Consultant clinical psychologist, previously Assistant Director in Mental Health, NHS Trust. Also a mentor for young people at KRAN. Offers health and wellbeing advice and support to staff.

Nicola Deane 

Previously Head Teacher of a primary schools in London with a large Refugee client group. Good financial management experience in a voluntary capacity for a local political party. 

Barbara Scott – Deputy Chair

Previously Head of a Primary School, and member of the KCC Educational Management Team where she was responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving in Schools. 

Pat Edwards

Pat worked as a probation officer and has considerable HR experience. She has worked in the charity sector and has wide experience as a Trustee including being a Chair.

Rami Younes

Rami is currently the International Relations Manager at Canterbury Christ Church University, he was born and educated in Syria.

Salome Legesse-Dunn – Treasurer

Salome has over 20 years finance experience in the private sector. She is currently Finance Director for Holiday Extras based in Kent.

Sally Caless

Sally is a qualified and experienced social worker, who has also worked for Porchlight.

Andrew Kidd

Extensive experience in international development, focused on poor and conflict affected countries. Previously, senior advisor on international development as a civil servant in Whitehall and international consultant.

Rupert Brown

Rupert is a former professor of social psychology who has done research into prejudice, hate crime and refugee resettlement. He mentors a young person at KRAN and volunteers with Canterbury Welcomes Refugees

Nicola Robbins

Nicola has 15 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional. She has worked with refugees in the UK and abroad and is currently studying refugee law