MEET OUR TEAM

Pauline Edwards - Chair

Pauline Edwards - Chair

Pauline is the Founder/CEO of Annies Orphan, an organisation that operates charity shops across the UK and support projects in Africa and Asia. She has MA degree in Theology and is Minister of the Wales AOG, Bangor. She joined the Board of Trustees in Jan 2008 and was appointed Chair in Sept of the same year.

Pauline Edwards - Chair

Kunle Onabolu - Director

Kunle Onabolu - Director

Kunle is the Founder/Director of ACT. He has a PhD in Civil Engineering. His work experience spans academic research, building materials manufacturing R&D and consultancy. He has been a Trustee since the charity was formed in 1999. He also sits on the board of trustees of other charities.

Kunle Onabolu - Director

Nicola Browne - Office Manager

Nicola Browne - Office Manager

Nicola’s background is in HR, Administration & Office Management, spanning over 15 years working across various industries. Nicola joined ACT in 2017 and works on providing office support and oversees the administration functions of the charity.

Nicola Browne - Office Manager

Gwen Howes - Head of Finance

Gwen Howes - Head of Finance

Gwen’s background is in IT, where she started in software development before moving to IT project and contract management. Following retirement, she joined ACT as a volunteer in 2011 working on book keeping. She now oversees the accounting and financial functions of the charity.

Gwen Howes - Head of Finance

Lauren Haizel-Cobbina - Project Development Officer

Lauren Haizel-Cobbina - Project Development Officer

Lauren is Project Development Officer leading the work on youth engagement. Lauren joined ACT in 2017, directly after completing her undergraduate degree at Portsmouth University where she studied International Development. She had earlier volunteered for various non-profit organisation. She is now working on expanding and maintaining our youth, church and school networks.

Lauren Haizel-Cobbina - Project Development Officer

Jack Beadle - Communications & Marketing Officer

Jack Beadle - Communications & Marketing Officer

Jack studied Accounting, Finance and Management, graduating from the University of York with a first class honours degree. He works in the City of London as a quantitative trader for a Hedge Fund. Jack joined ACT in October 2015 as the communications & marketing officer.

Jack Beadle - Communications & Marketing Officer