Nova People

Mirjana Majerski

Administrator and Receptionist: Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslavia. Moved to England in 1993 due to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the war I realised my passion for helping others and wished to pursue that as a career in the future. That wish was fulfilled when I started working at Nova in 2007 and I hope to continue for many years to come.

Conor Fitzpatrick Maths Home School Support Tutor Nova New Opportunities People

Conor Fitzpatrick

Children’s Maths Tutor: Born in Belfast

Born in Belfast in the 80’s at the tail end of the troubles, but thankfully grew up in peaceful times. I am a sport, music and Maths enthusiast. I have spent my adult life travelling and teaching in different places around the world including, England, Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Canada and now settled in Scotland.

Kertrina Little Maths Home School Support Tutor

Kertrina Little

Children’s Maths Tutor: Born in Reading

Born in Reading, to Hong Kong parents. Wanted to explore my heritage after university, so decided to work in Hong Kong as a teacher. Moved to London after, now settled in Brighton and love being close to the sea.

Max de Lotbiniere ESOL Tutor Nova New Opportunities Team Our People

Max de Lotbiniere

English Tutor (Adults): Born in London

Born more than half a century ago within walking distance of Nova, I have ventured further afield, but not for long. If you stay still in these parts, the world seems to come to you. My main trade has been journalism, but I took up Esol teaching a decade ago, was taken on by Nova and have been here ever since.

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Marija Mirazic

Enrichment and Family Support Manager: Born in Yugoslavia

Born in Serbia, Yugoslavia. In London since 1997. Moved to North Kensington in 2012 and found Nova. In my mother tongue, the word Nova means New. Nova has brought New Opportunities to me - just like it says in its name.

Matthew Barnett Children & Young People Education Coordinator Nova New Opportunities Team Our People

Matthew Barnett

Children & Young People’s Programme Coordinator: Born in Germany

Born in Germany, to English and Welsh Parents, after an unsettled start I eventually spent my formative years in Yorkshire. My working class family did a fantastic job of instilling their values of decency, solidarity and compassion for others. They inspired me to take chances and not limit myself, encouraging me to follow a more unconventional – and unlikely - career in the arts and eventually make my way down South to the big city to chase my dreams! I’ve now been settled in London for over 20 years and a little prouder every day to be a small part of our diverse and vibrant community.

Katya Elina Service Manager Maths and ICT Tutor Nova New Opportunities Team Our People

Katya Elina

Head of Services: Born in Leningrad

Born and raised in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia, to a family with many generations of educators. While studying mathematics at university, fell in love with teaching and have been working in education ever since. London has been my home for the past 20 years - its diversity and bustle remind me of my home city.

Anji Kang-Stewart trustee Nova

Anji Kang-Stewart: Trustee

Anji is Global Head of Marketing at Man Group. She is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s marketing strategy to support Man’s global business across all client channels. She has sixteen years of experience across sales and marketing roles in asset management.

Prior to joining Man Group, Anji spent six years at Wellington Management as the ahead of EMEA Marketing. Previously Anji was Marketing Director at Neuberger Berman.

Anji holds a BSC and MA in Anthropology from University College London.

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Jonnie Beverley: Treasurer

Jonnie has been closely associated with Nova for over 20 years and was its Chair until 2 years ago, when he formally retired as deputy CEO of Westway Development Trust. His work for the Trust included working with migrant and refugee communities in K&C to help develop their voluntary services through joint projects, consortia, fundraising and support over the longer term. He is currently engaged part-time as a business & project development consultant with Surrey Docks Farm and remains a trustee of several charities in Kensington and Chelsea.

Suzy Kruger Trustee

Suzy Kruger: Trustee

Suzy is a qualified accountant with an MBA from London Business School. She has 20+ years’ experience working within finance and M&A for large corporates, primarily in the healthcare industry. Following her personal interest in health and wellbeing, Suzy is now a qualified nutritionist. She also owns a property investment company. Suzy joined the Board of Trustees in 2017.