Enver joined the Refugee Council as Chief Executive in December 2020, following nearly three years as CEO of Just for Kids Law, a charity providing youth support and legal representation to children and young people facing adversity.
He holds a wealth of experience in the charitable sector, including senior roles at the National Children’s Bureau, The Children’s Society, Barnardo’s, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the Prison Reform Trust. Prior to working in the voluntary sector he was a BBC journalist for ten years.
Enver has been on advisory boards for the Department of Education, HM Inspector of Prisons and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner as well as chairing a number of cross sector coalitions including the End Child Poverty Campaign and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice. He has also played a pivotal role initiating sector wide strategic communications and campaigning projects. Enver served for five years as Chair of Trustees at the charity Asylum Aid and was a founding trustee of the charity British Future.
Enver is proud to be the first CEO in the organisation’s 70 year history who is from a black and minority ethnic background. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, camping and generally getting out into the British countryside.
Enver was named Charity CEO of the year at the Charity Times Awards 2023.
Renae joined the Refugee Council in 2021, from the No Accommodation Network where she was National Director. She brings over 20 years of experience working with people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants in casework, business development, and leadership roles. She began her career working with people seeking asylum to access housing and legal representation in her home city of Brisbane, Australia. A trained social worker, she came to London to work for an inner London Borough to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Renae is passionate about creating prosperous, inclusive and equitable communities where everyone is able to feel safe and thrive. She specialises in tailoring services to the unique needs of clients in collaboration with them and partners. She leads on safeguarding for Refugee Council.
Tamsin joined the Refugee Council in 2021, bringing 20 years of experience of fundraising and communications. During her career, Tamsin has led fundraising teams at a number of charities, most recently those at disability charity Scope and London’s sight loss charity Vision Foundation. She specialises in major gifts and partnerships fundraising, alongside key fundraising transformation projects. She has also been part of award-winning teams at British Heart Foundation and NSPCC Childline.
Lindsay joined the Refugee Council in July 2022 as Executive Director, Finance & Resources. Lindsay is a qualified accountant with over 15 years’ experience of working in social justice charities and not for profits. With a particular focus on improving culture, increasing value and continuous improvement, Lindsay has led on several organisational wide change programmes and has delivered significant transformation working in senior roles for a range of national charities such as Scope, Livability, and The Children’s Society.