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At Nova, people are the core of everything we do. Our human approach to all aspects of our work generates a family feel. Together, we make social change happen, day by day, one person at a time. Meet the people supporting our vision for the world:


At Nova, people are the core of everything we do. Our human approach to all aspects of our work generates a family feel. Together, we make social change happen, day by day, one person at a time. Meet the people supporting our vision for the world:

Selma Khelfaoui

Family Support Assistant and Holiday Programme Champion: Born in Algeria


Adrian Kargbo

IAG Adviser: Born in Sierra Leone

Fiona Hutmacher Adviser Alex Coackley Adviser

Alex Coackley

IAG Adviser: Born in Rwanda


Abigail Wren

Children's Maths Tutor: Born in the UK

Matthew Barnett

Head of Children, Young People and Families: Born in Germany


Moira Conway Literacy Tutor Nova New Opportunies People

Moira Conway

English Tutor: Born in Geneva


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Marija Mirazic

Enrichment and Family Support Manager: Born in Yugoslavia


Tom Charles

Trusts & Foundations Officer: Born in Sheffield


Tieu Pham

Head of Engagement, Partnerships and Events: Born in Saigon

Mayte Bologna

Consultant: Born in Venezuela


Sina Mahabadi

Children's Science Tutor: Born in Iran

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

Katya Elina

Head of Services: Born in Leningrad


Tania Nunes

Trainee Finance Assistant: Born in Venezuela

Iden Obahiagbon

IAG Adviser: Born in Wales

Sandra Mullings

Receptionist: Born in North Kensington/London

Anya Stojanovic Chand

ESOL Tutor: Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nadia Anwar

Children's Maths Tutor: Born in the UK

Esther Ameyinoge

Programme Officer: Born in South London



Lizzie Cho CEO Nova

Lizzie Cho

Director: Born in London


Patrick Ball

ESOL Tutor: Born in Sheffield

Pauline McKittrick

Children’s English Tutor: Born in Liverpool


Mirjana MajerskiSenior Receptionist & Administrator

Mirjana Majerski

Administrator and Receptionist: Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina


Jude Evans

Children's English Tutor: Born in Essex


Kieran Walker

IAG Adviser: Born in Dagenham

Georgia White

Children and Young People's Lead: Born in Surrey


kanika Seth trustee

Kanika Seth: Trustee

Kanika is a Partner at EY with over 15 years financial services consulting experience in delivering complex compliance, regulatory, risk management, governance, technology and cyber security engagements.
Kanika has a Masters in Management from the London School of Economics and is a certified professional. She holds a variety of leadership roles across EY and is a key sponsor for diversity and inclusiveness initiatives within the financial services industry.

Jay Burgoyne: Trustee

Stewart McCure: Trustee

Stewart is founding Director of Dramatic Change, a global training consultancy founded in 1995.  Born in Australia, he has degrees in Business and Literature & Philosophy from the University of Sydney.  He has performed, produced and directed improvised theatre around the world and builds workshops to enhance self-confidence, focus and motivation.  Stewart has been a Nova Trustee since 2006 and is a former Chair of the organisation.  He is a member of the PCC of St John’s Wood Anglican church.  He has lived in London for 20 years and is passionate about creating a more inclusive city with opportunities for all.

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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.

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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.

Nick Wellington: Chair

Nick is a trusted advisor, consultant and coach, whose work is informed by his personal and professional experiences and knowledge.

Nick's career has spanned government, finance, energy and professional consultancy working with organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, Aviva and the FCA.

Nick's passion for diversity and inclusion has remained strong throughout his career and now much of his work, specialises in helping senior leaders build a bridge to underrepresented staff.

Leslie Ramos: Trustee



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