Ajan Abdullahi

Team Administrator

Originally from Somalia and Ethiopia by way of Germany, Ajan now considers herself a west London native. After completing her BA Hons in History in 2013, Ajan had a brief stint working at a planning department in North London before transition to working in administration. She has experience working in the international education sector, as well as in a corporate setting for a large assistance company supporting CEOs and Group Directors.

Emilia Baran

Finance Manager

Emilia graduated with BSc (Hon) in Mathematics from the City University of London and then decided to pursue a career in Accountancy. Through practical experience, further study and personal development in related fields she became a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and the Certified Institute of Management Accountants.  She has worked as a Senior Accountant for a small organisations (mostly charities) since 2012 and joined the West London Zone in November 2021


Mariana Camarotte

Office Manager & Inclusion Lead

Mariana is an experienced executive assistant and management professional. She has worked in management roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Brazil, Portugal and UK. Most recently, she worked as the Executive Assistant for the CEO and Board of Directors of a community foundation that tackles poverty in the East End of London. Mariana has a Management degree from Surrey University and is a qualified PRINCE II project manager.


Sam Kendall

Head of Finance and Governance

Sam joined WLZ in 2015 after a career change into Finance and HR and went on to complete the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Professional Diploma in Accounting. Sam is now a full member of AAT and became Head of Finance and Governance in 2019. Prior to joining WLZ, Sam worked as a solicitor in private practice.