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. .
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 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.
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.
We are pleased to have the following educators and community leaders advising Solutions Not Sides:
Sadia Akram - Forum of Discussion on Israel and Palestine
Ashfaque Chowdhury – Association of Muslim Schools UK
Kelly Jacobson Collins
Fiona Cumberland - Director at Kreab
Josh Dubell - Jewish Community Worker currently with UJIA
Peggy Forell – Advocality
Alex Goldberg – Jewish Chaplain, University of Surrey
Laura Michelle Johnson
Ed Kessler – The Woolf Institute, Cambridge
John Lyndon - Executive Director of ALLMEP
David Mason - Muswell Hill Orthodox Synagogue
Jonny Newton - Community Security Trust
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
Bruce Thompson – the Methodist Church, Lincolnshire