Ella Saunders

Partnerships Officer

Ella joins WLZ from Action Tutoring, where she worked on closing the education attainment gap by coordinating volunteer tutoring programmes across East London. She is committed to the youth charity sector and is excited to support WLZs unique programme and its impact on children and young people.

James Dunbar

Partnerships Manager

Before joining WLZ, James worked for 8 years as Creative Producer for Chickenshed Theatre. In this role, he developed a programme of inclusive theatre projects for children and young people in West London, working in partnership with a range of organisations, schools and local community groups. James trained as a dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and has worked across the community arts sector as a performer, teacher, theatre maker and producer.   



  Kate Welsh

Head of Partnerships

Kate joins West London Zone from an Arts and Education background, having worked for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Into Film and various schools and PRUs. She has extensive leadership experience in mobilising cross-sectors partnerships to support young people and in designing outreach programmes. She is an advocate for early intervention and creating sustainable opportunities for young people.  

   Ruba Aljarf 

Partnerships & Insights Manager

Ruba joins West London Zone from Wellcome Trust where she managed different portfolios related to Teacher Development and Young people as changemakers in their communities. Ruba has significant experience in managing and overseeing projects focusing on education, youth empowerment and youth mental health. Ruba passionately champions educational initiatives that improve children’s quality of life.