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.

Claire Bennett

People and Culture Business Partner

Claire has previously worked within the healthcare sector for over 17 years.  She is a CIPD qualified Human Resources professional with a depth of experience of working in both specialist and generalist roles. Claire holds a BA in Theology and Religious Studies and History from the University of Surrey, Roehampton and is currently working towards her CIPD level 7 advanced diploma.

Lily Assefa

HR Officer

After completing her MBA in Marketing, Lily worked as a Business Analyst and later on as a Product Manager for First Rate Travel Services (a joint venture between Bank of Ireland and The Post Office). After taking few years to look after her son, she worked for the National Institute for African Studies as Programme Manager/Administrator.

 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.