Countess Lyndall Passerini
Mark Pallis, LLM, Barrister
Barbara Harrell-Bond, OBE, She has a D.Phil and an M.Litt in social anthropology from Oxford University. She is a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She founded the Refugees Studies Programme at Oxford University, which expanded rapidly during the years she was director (1982-1996). In 1999, while Visiting Professor at Makerere University, she set up the Refugee Law Project for Uganda. She is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo's Forced Migration and Refugee Studies and is the co-author, with Gugliemo Veridrame of Rights in Exile: Janus-Faced Humanitarianism, published 2005 by Berghahn Books. In 2000 she created the Refugee Legal Aid Project for refugees and asylum seekers in Cairo which developed into AMERA-Egypt.
Caroline Moorehead, OBE, Co-Chair and Secretary, is the author of Dunant's Dream, The History of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and many important biographies including: Bertrand Russell and most recently Martha Gellhorn. She is also a frequent contributor on human rights and refugee problems to the Guardian, Index on Censorship and The New York Review of Books. Her book on refugees, Human Cargo, Travels among the Refugees, was recently published in 2005. She helped Barbara Harrell-Bond to set up the Refugee Legal Aid Project for refugees and asylum seekers in Cairo in 2000.
Stephanie Grant is a lawyer specializing in issues relating to humanrights, migration, nationality and refugees. She has directed the Research and Right to Development Branch of the Office of the UN Hight Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. She was director of Reasearch at Amnesty International's International Secretariat. She has practised law as a Partner with Bindman & Partners in London, and is currently a visiting research fellow at the University of Sussex.
Martha Mueller Guicciardini, Finance, worked with Citibank for eight years in New York, London and Geneva, always in emerging markets including emerging market foreign exchange, African corporate finance and sovereign debt trading and, finally, with structured finance in Emerging Europe. At JP Morgan for nine years she held positions in structured finance for former CIS countries and, subsequently, as a senior client relationship manager with country responsibility in the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2006, she has been with the International Finance Corporation/World Bank initially in Istanbul working in the Balkans and Central Asia and, subsequently, in Paris, responsible for distressed asset investments in Emerging Europe.
Sulemani Abdulla (descriptions of new trustees and staff to follow)
David Johnston, has been the Managing Director of a software house for 20 years and worked in software for 30 years. After a brief career in accountancy, David became a programmer. He was trained database technology by Bruce Scott, the author of the ORACLE database. He is the architect of case management solutions for a variety of law firms, an expert in web based library solutions, search engines, electronic survey solutions and the use of web technologies. He supported the Refugee Migrant Justice (RMJ) for 15 years and was one of the architects of the Refugee Information Processing System (RIPS). RIPS is a case management solution optimised for the handling of asylum, immigration and litigation, though RIPS can equally well handle private work, police work and other case types. David offers IT consultancy, development, training and programming expertise.