UKLGIG is delighted to announce it’s new Executive Director – Leila Zadeh.
Leila came to the UK as part of a refugee family when she was 13 months old. She has spent most of her career working in the charity sector, including for ActionAid, Oxfam and most recently as Senior Advisor: Policy and Government Affairs at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. She has also worked and volunteered with refugees. She joins UKLGIG on 18 April 2017.
Paul Dillane, our outgoing Director had been with UKLGIG since 2014 and has worked tirelessly in that time for the causes of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the UK and across the globe. He has been hugely influential in raising the profile of their cause and securing improvements in Government policy and practice towards them. He has also grown UKLGIG so it can help more individuals and have a far wider reach. He moves to become Director at our friends Kaleidoscope Trust where he will be able to build on that work. We wish him every success there.