Trustees & Advisory Boards

If you're interested in joining our advisory or youth boards, please email [email protected]

Zahara Chowdhury
Our resident educator extraordinaire

Zahara is an English Literature graduate, and has worked as a teacher for eleven years. Within education she has headed a successful English department at a grammar school, and has been an education consultant for schools with an Ofsted ‘requires improvement’ status. She has also worked in health and wellness marketing, is a personal trainer, ghostwriter, copywriter, and a mum. She is with School Should Be, a space for secondary school students to feel safe and confident learning new things, finding a voice, and growing through learning. .

Will Grant-Brook
Our Middle East and peacebuilding guide

William is a Research Assistant at Prospect Peace Limited, working in the field of peacebuilding and conflict prevention. He specialises in countries in the Middle East, including Iraq. He also has worked with the International Crisis Group, as a consultant, and in research. William studied at the University of Sheffield, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in History, and then at the SOAS University of London, earning a MSc in Middle East Politics.

Rich Grahame
Our charity sector expert

Rich is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Settle, a homelessness charity that supports vulnerable young people moving into their first home. The charity helps with the transition of young people in the UK moving away from temporary housing, teaching them practical skills. He has won the Shackleton Leadership Award. Rich studied at Bayes Business School and the University of Nottingham, he also is a Social Innovation Fellow at Year Here. He has worked with developing Trading Up, a project designed to help young homeless people develop working skills.

Dr Rachel Lewis CPsychol
Chair and in-house psychology expert
Greg Rack
Our top fundraising guru

Greg is the owner of Kensington Vale Properties, and has a thirty-five year experience in the UK real estate industry. He has been involved in a number of charities and nonprofits in the UK and in Israel, devoting his time and efforts towards them, including Alliance for Middle East Peace, the Jewish Volunteering Network, and SNS.

Advisory Board

Youth Advisory Board

We are pleased to have the following educators and community leaders advising Solutions Not Sides:

Ben Abram

Sadia Akram - Forum of Discussion on Israel and Palestine

Raghib Ali

Philip Brooks

Ashfaque ChowdhuryAssociation of Muslim Schools UK

Kelly Jacobson Collins

Fiona Cumberland - Director at Kreab

Josh Dubell -  Jewish Community Worker currently with UJIA 

Peggy ForellAdvocality

Alex Goldberg – Jewish Chaplain, University of Surrey

Cameron Howes

Laura Michelle Johnson

Ed KesslerThe Woolf Institute, Cambridge

Lauren Keiles

Francesca Klug

John Lyndon - Executive Director of ALLMEP

David Mason - Muswell Hill Orthodox Synagogue

Jonny Newton - Community Security Trust

Yusuf Patel

Esmond Rosen

Jeremy Rosenberg

Sophie Ross

Hagai M. Segal - Lecturer and advisory on Middle-Eastern affairs, geopolitics and extremism

Nathan Servi - Head of Education, Maccabi GB; Head of Streetwise and Stand Up!

Sajeela Shah – Teacher at Bingley Grammar School

George Wilkes

Bruce Thompson – the Methodist Church, Lincolnshire

Ifza Tindal