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Our staff




Mehfuz Ahmed


Alberta Gutteridge

Head of Services

Carly Connolly

Business Development & Fundraising Manager

Stephen Spavin

Community Services Manager

Fay Fagon

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Grace Nuttall

Volunteer Coordinator


Information & Advice Project


Susan Mustafa

Information and Advice Manager

Odette Messiah

Complex Needs Advice, Advocacy and Support Co-ordinator

Nicola Lawton

Information and Advice Co-ordinator

Adele Braithwaite


Cost of Living Adviser


Loneliness & Isolation Project


Souad Abdellaoui

Activities Coordinator

Ayesha Kashem

Befriending and Activiites Support Coordinator

Sarah Robinson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator

Our Trustees

Chair of Trustees - Fiona Healy Connelly

Fiona Healy Connelly

Fiona Healy Connelly

Fiona is a Documentary Filmmaker who headed The Foreign & Commonwealth Office Film Unit after a career in Broadcasting working for the BBC, and a wide variety of independent production companies. Her Awards & Professional Achievements include: an IVCA GRAND PRIX WINNER for 'If Only We All Played Cricket' and a request from JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY for 'HIV - Truth or Dare' for use in perpetuity. 




Vice Chair - Dr Ann Black

Dr Ann Black

Dr Ann Black

Ann has been a trustee of Age UK Westminster for 4 years. Her background is in health care, having had a 40 year career as a doctor in the NHS. She trained in General Practice and Anaesthesia, spending most of her career in anaesthetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

As a trustee, she am committed to ensuring Age UK Westminster is the ”Go To” resource for older people in Westminster. She has been busy over the lockdown supporting and volunteering at the food parcel service for the local clients. Knowledge of health care issues allows her to push the agenda for local residents' needs and to encourage digital inclusion, which will be so important to the future development of services.

She is committed to improving the rights and wellbeing of all older people in Westminster. AUKW have a fantastic team, which works extremely hard, on so many fronts, to build a successful and responsive charity.

Treasurer - Neil Carthy

Ian Adams

Ian Adams

Ian Adams

Ian has lived in Bayswater, Westminster since 1996 and has been a member of Westminster City Council since 2002, where he has held a number of senior positions, including as Cabinet Member for Adults. Ian is a Director of NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority), which provides indemnity cover to the NHS in England.

He has served as a Trustee of Age UK Westminster since 2015 and in 2017/18, when serving as the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Ian nominated Age UK Westminster as one of his mayoral charities.

Michele Mestrinaro

David Durnford-Slater

David Durnford-Slater

David Durnford-Slater

David worked a lifetime in the Shipping Industry both in the UK and abroad. He was Marketing Manager for P&O Far East Services, General Manager of LNG Carriers, and Director of NOL Ltd, a startup in the marine sector of the offshore oil industry. In 1981, he set up DSB Offshore, a small specialist shipbroking company.

He joined Age UK Westminster in 2019 as a befriender and was elected Trustee in 2020.



David Kent-Lemon

David Kent-Lemon

David Kent-Lemon

David spent most of his career working for a UK based multi-national energy company. Although based mainly in the UK, David has had overseas postings in Germany, Holland and Belgium. He held directorships in local gas and oil companies and trade associations. He was also Chairman of one of the world’s largest crude oil terminals, located in Rotterdam. He holds a BA in Business Studies, and he is a novelist – ‘Blockade Runner’ published by Pen and Sword Books in 2012.

David joined the Age UK Westminster trustee board in 2022.



Rasika Meena Kaushik

Rasika Meena Kaushik

Rasika Meena Kaushik

A highly skilled Civil Servant and seasoned negotiator. Rasika has worked in Central Government on some of its toughest challenges often seen doing programme management in Crisis.

Delivering frontline government work across strategy, governance and operational delivery with the skills to make things work in a complex system! Rasika joined the Age UK Westminster trustee board in 2024.