Staff

Angie Garvich

Managing Director

Angie Garvich joined Al Madad Foundation in February 2017 as the organisation’s first Managing Director. She began her career as a fundraiser, and for almost two decades has worked across the not-for-profit sector to harness the power of philanthropy to affect real change in the lives of those in need.

Angie has had roles within a diverse range of organisations both in the US and the UK, including St Paul’s Cathedral and King’s College London, and has held senior leadership positions at The American Cancer Society and Westminster School. She gained an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London, and received a BA (hons) in History from the University of Montevallo as well as a certification in Foundations Administration from NYU. She serves on several volunteer boards and is a governor of a primary school in South London.

 

 

Grace Ghaleb

Education Programme Director

Grace is our Education Programme Director. This role has overall responsibility for a portfolio of international educational projects, including the development of new projects and ensuring the delivery, implementation and monitoring of funded programmes. She holds an MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from Coventry University.

Before moving to London in 2015, Grace was based in Beirut where she accumulated around 10 years' experience in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict prevention, youth participation rights, youth empowerment and peace education. She was also involved in several outreach and advocacy efforts to state actors, regional intergovernmental organisations and UN by liaising civil society actors from across the Middle East and North Africa around topics of arms control, human rights, rights of the child, gender equality, the implementation of unscr 1325, stopping the use of child soldiers, and the responsibility to protect. 

 

 

Katharine Robinson

Director of Operations 

Katharine is our Director of Operations. This role is responsible for the planning, management and delivery of a high performing, impactful and sustainable service for the Foundation. She aims to ensure our processes, from data management and communications, to monitoring and stewardship run smoothly and efficiently.

Katharine has 10 years’ experience in the charity sector, starting out in events at Livability and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal (2008) and moving into education with a role at Goodenough College where she oversaw the alumni relations programme and planned international engagement tours of China, Singapore and Australia, South Africa and the US. In 2011, she took up the role of Head of Alumni Relations at Westminster School, where she oversaw the alumni and former parents’ programmes. An interest in the procedures underpinning the running of a fundraising office, including a particular love of databases and infographics(!), led to this role at Al Madad Foundation which she started in September 2017. 

Katharine received a BA (hons) in History from Durham University. 

 

 

Jaya Purushothaman

Financial Controller

Jaya is our Financial Controller. This role is responsible for the effective financial management, budgeting, and reporting of the organisation, providing analysis and insights to the MD and Board as requested and ensuring regulatory compliance. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds a Master’s degree in Commerce.

Jaya has a career spanning 20 years within diverse range of sectors from manufacturing, retail, property management, investment banking to charity.

  

 

Board

Faiza Meyassar Alireza

Chair

Basma Alireza

Yasmin Alireza