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Our Trustees

Chair of Trustees - Fiona Healy Connelly

Fiona Healy ConnellyFiona Healy Connelly is an accomplished TV and Film producer and director who founded The Film Unit production company.

Education - Fiona went to More House secondary school and then The Newport Film School at the University of Wales. Graduating with a 2:1, Fiona then studied at The National Film & Television School where she specialised in Single Camera Documentary Directing.

1983 – 1986 she was an assistant film editor at the BBC and Channel 4. She worked on film inserts for BBC Light Entertainment and was assistant film editor for The Comic Strip at Channel 4.

1987 - 1992 – Australian Film Commission. As TV and Film Festival Office Fiona represented the Film Commission at film festivals and markets throughout the UK and Europe.

1992 - 1997 – Freelance Producer/Director. Fiona worked on a large number of commercials, broadcast and corporate programmes for production companies including The Discovery Channel, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, PolyGram, BBC and British Rail.

2002 - 2007 – Head of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Film Unit. Fiona was responsible for the team that produced the wide variety of educational, training and promotional films that the FCO produces for both in-house and external viewing.

2008 - Present – The Film Unit. Fiona's company produce a diverse range of programmes for both UK and overseas clients and they are involved in all aspects of the production from initial research through to post production. Fiona has acted as both Producer and Director on many of their projects.

Ian Adams

Photo of Ian Adams Age UK WEstminster TrusteeIan Adams has been a Trustee since early 2015.  He has lived in Westminster with his partner, now husband Christopher, since 1996.

Ian is also a local authority Councillor and was first elected to Westminster City Council in 2002; today he is Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing, having served as Lord Mayor of Westminster in 2017/18, during when he helped to raise funds for Age UK Westminster.  He is a former Governor of City of Westminster College and also a Trustee of the London Handel Society and the Musical Boroughs Trust which supports music education across Westminster and in neighbouring boroughs.

He is employed as a Director of a national NHS organisation.  He holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle.  

Our Staff

Mehfuz Ahmed, Chief Officer- E:

Carly Connolly, Business Development & Fundraising Manager- E:

Susan Mustafa, Senior Information & Advice Coordinator- E:

Odette Messiah, Information & Advice Coordinator- E: 

Grace Nuttall, Volunteer Support Coordinator- E:

Stephen Spavin, Outreach & Befriending Support Coordinator- E:

Rita Begum, Befriending Coordinator- E: