Working with volunteers within our communities as well as partner organisations.
Biniam Araia leads IPC’s work in Teesside. Bini co-founded IPC and over the past 20 years he has become a leading advocate for refugee and other communities in the North East of England.
Sirak Hagos co-founded IPC and leads the charity’s work in Newcastle/Gateshead. Following a PhD programme in Refugee Entrepreneurship, Sirak has many years’ experience of community development work.
Leigh Davison, project manager at IPC, has nearly 20 years’ experience in the charity sector undertaking various roles including management and front line project delivery.
Afi Dometi is the founder and CEO of Africawad in Newcastle, supporting local women in the North East who volunteer their time to help recycle clothes, providing invaluable work experience, and supporting humanitarian projects in Africa.
Jama Jama, current chair of IPC, has been involved with supporting refugees and those seeking asylum for many years, having set up the refugee group Golis Community Association in Newcastle, and serving as chair of the East African Support Group.
John Hinman has worked in the charity sector for many years, notably with the NSPCC, as well as on policy and public affairs and as a member of the national consultancy team working with black and ethnic minority communities.
Mark Sutcliffe, a publisher and translator, has long-standing links with the refugee and other communities in Teesside and North Yorkshire as a volunteer and trustee.
Tanjong Tajocha, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with over 15 years’ experience in accountancy, tax and business consulting, is COO at Febe Associates, based in Gateshead.
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