Adrees Syed has worked in investment banking for almost 30 years and has varied financial experience. Adrees has worked as a volunteer for Age UK East London doing home visits for 3 years giving him hands on experience.
Julia is an experienced Chartered Accountant and trustee. She lives locally in Wapping. In her previous career she ran a successful Chartered Accountancy firm specialising in tax, accounting, financial and compliance advice for owner managed businesses, not for profit organisations and charities. She is now a trustee of several charities focusing on improving the lives of disadvantaged people and local communities.
Manjit has always lived in East London. She has been in the HR profession for over 20 years, working mainly in the public and charity sector. She has both operational and strategic knowledge and experience. Her expertise is within Organisation Development, Employee Relations, Change Management, Policies and Procedures, Recruitment, Reward and Performance Management and the list goes on.
When she saw the HR Trustee opportunity, she knew this role was for her. She was attracted to applying her abilities and helping Age UK East London.
Mike Williams is an HR professional with over 25 years experience and a number of years’ experience at board level. He has a proven track record of implementing award winning HR strategies that have had significant impact on the bottom line of a range of organisations.
Mike has joined Age UK East London because he knows first hand how easy it is for older people to become isolated and vulnerable. He believes passionately in contributing to Age UK East London’s efforts to support the older people in the communities we serve.
Teresa Christina O'Connor
Teresa O'Connor has been a lawyer for over 30 years, experienced in Charity Governance, compliance and contentious issues. Teresa has been on many committees and management teams in support of community groups and public service organisations. She is looking forward to using all her experience in the city in her work with Age UK. Teresa’s own parents were greatly supported by Age UK and she is very happy to provide her expertise so that other families are helped in the future.
Zara is a strategy and business development leader, with 13 years experience working within the healthcare industry. Zara is passionate about improving lives and is also Governor in her local NHS Trust. Zara has a BSc in Economic History from LSE.