Meet the team

Chief Executive - David Coe

David Coe is the Chief Executive

David is thrilled to join my AFK as Chief Executive from Feb 2021. Over his career, he has implemented growth and change strategies for a variety of charities, both as Chief Executive and as a consultant. Most recently he was Chief Executive of the Fairbanking Foundation. Prior to that David was Interim CEO of WAGGGS, the global movement for Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and Executive Director of Abbeyfield International (independent living and care homes provider), Director General of the International Psychoanalytical Association, and Executive Director of Orbis (blindness prevention organisation). Here he led the organisational transition from ‘Flying Eye Hospital’ to land-based blindness prevention programmes.


David has worked with disability previously, working on the introduction of communal housing for young people at Abbeyfield International and a change management programme at the National Austistic Society among other causes. David is passionate about supporting young people to live independent, fulfilling lives.

Meet our Senior Management Team

Lauara Callanan

Laura Callanan

Finance & Corporate Services Director

Tracey Gilbert-Falconer

Fundraising & Communications Director

Meet our Fundraising & Communications Team

Lyn Prodger

Lyn Prodger

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Katy Donnelly

Trust and Foundations Fundraising Manager

AFK marketing and communications officer Jessie McCullough

Jessie McCullough

Marketing and Fundraising Officer

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Bendeguz Janossy

Raffle & Office Support Assistant

Nazmin Akhtar

Nazmin Akhtar

Supporter Care and CRM Officer

Meet our Mobility Services Team

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Julia Paylor

Advocacy and Mobility Manager

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Whit Doig

Mobility and Fundraising Officer

Meet our Life & Work Team

Elaine Harman

Elaine Harman

Life and Work Manager

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson

Services and Business Development Manager

Fareeda Southworth

Fareeda Southworth

Employment Broker & Job Coach / Volunteer Manager

Maya Wadhwani

Maya Wadhwani

Employment Broker & Job Coach

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Kat Grodzka

Employment Broker & Job Coach (on maternity leave until 2022)

Terry Kafizas

Employment Broker & Coordinator

Kate Dixon-Phillip

Job Coach

AFK staff member Warda Mumin

Warda Mumin

Employment Broker & Job Coach

Laurence Orrell

Laurence Orrell

Life & Work Trainer

Victoria Havard

Service Delivery Facilitator

AFK staff member Jake Watson

Jake Watson

Service Delivery Facilitator

Meet our Support Services Team

Jolene Sampson

Jolene Sampson

Chaperone & Service Delivery Assistant

Mick Parker

Mick Parker

Driver and Support Assistant

Meet our Finance & Corporate Services Team

Nim Prayag, Office and HR Manager

Nim Prayag

Office and HR Manager

Jack Chotai

Jack Chotai

Finance Manager

Bimali Rajapakse

Finance Assistant

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