West Silvertown Foundation is proud to be a London Living Wage Employer.
Here at West Silvertown Foundation, our permanent team of staff includes:
- Alyson Moore Centre Manager, Royal Wharf and SLT
- Carol Eastwick Capital Projects Manager
- Chloe Lee Children and Families Lead
- David Singh Duty Manager, Royal Wharf
- Donald Fernandes Mentoring Co-ordinator
- Emily Bowyer-Zaryi Community Engagement Project Lead
- Einas Mohamed Youth Work Manager
- Harjit Lola Centre Manager, Britannia Village Hall and SLT
- Helen Fernandes CEO
- Jagdeep Singh Youth and Children's Worker
- Jenna Micallef Family Plus Co-ordinator
- Maddie Bester Site Supervisor, Britannia Village Hall
- Nida Zakaria Community Support Co-ordinator
- Pauline Hatton Family Plus Administrator
- Pietro Fioretta Community Development Co-ordinator
- Suhaila Khamis Senior Youth Worker
- Sultanah Choudhury ESOL Creche Worker
- Taj Uddin Duty Manager, Royal Wharf
We also benefit from an excellent board of trustees. It includes local residents and representatives from voluntary organisations and businesses. We are very grateful for the time, energy and expertise that our trustees give freely to the charity, its mission and our community. Our trustees are:
Jee Hyeok Lee - Chair
Jee joined WSF as a trustee in March 2018 and has lived in the Royal Docks area since 2017. He currently works as a corporate finance professional at a boutique advisory firm in London.
Prior to this, Jee was an accountant at KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant (CIMA) and a Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA). He holds a BSc in Economics from University College London. He is also a member of the leadership team of Royal Docks Community Church, which meets at Britannia Village Hall. As a resident of Royal Docks, Jee is keen to see the area prosper into a diverse, inclusive and integrated community.
Edna Chirwa - Vice Chair
Edna joined the board as a trustee in 2018 and has lived in the local community for seven (NINE) years. She successfully completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and BA (Hons) Management at the University of East London and has been working in higher education for the past eight years. She previously worked for a diplomatic mission, in the role of Consular Assistant and Protocol Officer, and has also worked in the private sector for more than ten years.
Edna is additionally a trustee of the University of East London Alumni Advisory Board, and heading the Alumni International Chapters. She enjoys volunteering, which includes working with children and their parents at the Amplified Arts Academy and as a host at Hillsong Church London. Also currently volunteering with Brentwood Food Bank
Zeeshan joined WSF as a trustee in late 2018, and has been a resident in the area since 2015. He is an IT professional currently working as Lead Software Architect for Canopius in City of London.
Previously, Zeeshan has performed similar roles at other organisations and he specialises in software architecture, building and managing onshore and offshore technical teams. Outside of his full-time job, he also refurbishes and manages properties in East and South London. Zeeshan has BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Telecommunications and Computer Networks.
Ash Khan is a General Counsel and solicitor currently working with a privately-owned hotel developer focused on development across Europe within the five star and luxury segment. He is specialised in acquisitive property, financing and medium to long-term construction projects (circa 4-5 years) in an asset or share purchase context (involving leases, commercial/office space, hospitality, residential development). He holds an LLB from Kings College London and an LLM in International Business Law from University College London.
Sophie Linton is a chartered surveyor, and currently heads up the estate management function at Harrow Council. Prior to that she worked for Camden and Lambeth and was a Partner at Knight Frank LLP. She specialises in all aspects of professional property work including valuations (registered valuer with the RICS), acquisitions and disposals, residential development, landlord and tenant work as well as strategic asset management. She started her career in the late 90s working for English Partnerships and latterly, the London Development Agency, at the Royal Docks, which is where her lifelong interest in the Royal Docks and its redevelopment started. She holds a Masters in Property Valuation and Law from City University, and a Geography Degree from the University of Cambridge.
Jack Courtney joined the West Silvertown Foundation board in spring 2023 and has been a local resident of Britannia Village since 2020. He first became involved in the area when working for the Britannia Education Trust (Britannia Village and Royal Wharf primary school) as a class teacher and PE subject lead in 2019 also working with staff and pupils at Oasis Silvertown.
He has a BA Honours in Education and a PGCE from the University of East London. He also has a background in youth and community sport, being committee members and head coaches of rugby clubs in Barking and Dagenham and Essex. He is passionate about creating opportunities for local people to achieve and prosper in avenues they may not have seen as achievable before.
Oleksandr Pavlov joined the West Silvertown Foundation board in the spring of 2023 and has lived in the Royal Docks area since 2020. He works as a consulting professional at EY in London. His specialization is modeling and analytics in the financial sector industry.
Prior to this, Oleksandr was a financial analyst at Entercard, where he qualified as a Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA). He holds a MSc in Economics from Lund University.
Rupesh grew up in East London and moved to the Royal Docks area in 2018. He initially got involved with WSF through the mentoring scheme in 2020, and joined the foundation as a trustee in 2023. He works in the insurance industry as an Actuary, primarily for companies involved within Lloyds of London, and was previously a consultant at PwC.
Rupesh is a qualified Actuary and graduated with a first class degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick in 2008.
Heather joined the board in Spring 2023. Heather has an undergraduate degree in history and a postgraduate qualification in social work. She has a professional background in education, safeguarding and working with families, children and young people. She is a keen volunteer with experience as a Special Constable as well as volunteering with adults with learning difficulties.
She is excited to support the WSF with their youth, family and community projects.