Praxis Community Projects


Praxis People

Praxis is fortunate to have a committed board, talented staff team, dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic community members.


Barbara Roche – Chair

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.


Raphael Perret – Treasurer

Head of International Finance at Amnesty International and has substantial experience of working for private multinationals across Europe



Praxis Board

David Carrigan   Head of Equality Strategy for Citizens Advcie Bureaux; current chair of the College of Policing Independent Advisory Group for Human Rights and Equality; and has previously held roles at the Housing Corporation and the Commission for Racial Equality.


Nick Pilkington  Partnership Manager for Team Up, an educational charity that provides tuition to disadvantaged school pupils in London; previously worked for Age UK and New Economy.


Pasha Coupet Michaelsen  Qualified solicitor; 8 years' experience working in international finance; currently Operations Manager at Refugee Support Network which provides support for unaccompanied young refugees to access and stay in education).


Tony Wright Currently works at the sports company Head after gaining experience in digital marketing and social media management and strategy; headed digital marketing at Concern Worldwide and Fairtrade Foundation.


Jumana Rahman Counsel at the international law firm Latham and Watkins, specialising in corporate litigation.


Elijah Sambo Experience in community engagement and cohesion - works with Arewa Association UK - a group set up by migrants from northern Nigeria promoting mutual co-existence and social co-operation.              


Colin Cormack Housing specialist who worked for Tower Hamlets Council as the Head of the Housing Options Service; has worked in the housing sector for over 30 years, including specialising in private sector properties.


Martin Cosarinsky Director of Breadwinners, a social enterprise providing training and employment for refugees selling artisan bread; substantial private sector experience prior to changing career via the On-Purpose Associates Programme; volunteered with Refugee Youth.


Dylan Matthews Corporate solicitor, formerly with Allen and Overy.



Sally Daghlian OBE – Chief Executive

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.


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