Praxis is fortunate to have a committed board, talented staff team, dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic community members.
Barbara is a former MP for Hornsey & Wood Green and has been a Government Minister in the Home Office, Treasury, Cabinet Office, Department of Trade & Industry and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She is a barrister with over 30 years experience of public and voluntary sector working.
Barbara maintains a strong interest in migration issues and is the founder and Chair of the Migration Museum and is a member of the cross party Migration Matters.
Perico is a Senior Psychologist at Freedom from Torture. He is a native of Patagonia, Argentina where he was Town Clerk. Following the military coup in 1976 he was imprisoned and tortured. Since his arrival in the UK he has been active with refugee communities both professionally and in a voluntary capacity.
Simon Bass is Director of Corporate Resources at East Thames, a housing association. He has worked previously at a senior level at Action for Children and Stonham Housing Association and has extensive finance experience.
Sally was born in the UK of British Armenian descent. She graduated from the University of Glasgow 1981 with an MA in Sociology and French. She began her career in social policy oriented research then worked in the field of informal adult education, community development and health before moving into the refugee sector.
Sally has 20 years' experience of refugee and migration issues. For ten years she was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, a national organisation providing services to and advocating for asylum seekers and refugees. In 2005 she was appointed Vice-Chair of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) - a pan-European alliance of refugee assisting organisations - and in 2008 became the Chair.
From 2010 until taking up the post as Chief Exeutive in Praxis, June 2014, she worked as a consultant providing support to voluntary sector and not for profit organisatiions in relation to governance, strategy and fundraising.
In 2008, she was awarded the OBE for services to Human Rights.