Chief Executive Officer
Arun is the youngest Director on the board; bringing necessary youthful insight, energy & a wealth of ideas to the TEAm. Educated (Trilingual in Tamil, Sinhala and English), he is already business proven and owns valuable experience of working for charitable causes prior to joining the project. An excellent communicator. Above all Arun is genuine; his kindness shines through. He has a willingness to go the extra mile for the children we work for and utilises his skills to help the project to realise our vision & achieve it's mission.
Director of Centre Management & Programmes
Her career has been dedicated to improving life chances and promoting rights for vulnerable children and young people. A recognised Children’s Rights Trainer, Advocate, Participation Manager and Education Consultant Racheal has vast experience developing standards; working in collaboration with organisations and service users.
Director for UK Operations
Carl is best described as a creative element. He brings a coloured and varied wealth of professional value to the project; gathered from decades of travel, work, education and life experience. Carl attributes his achievements to his friends, family and an unrelenting personal resolve.
Director for Community & Social Cohesion
Shan is a T.E.A Director. His management skills and experience of working with other voluntary organisations is invaluable to the project. His unique professional and personal insight from both a UK and Sri Lankan perspective will enable Shan to help the T.E.A Project reach great heights. It is important to keep body and mind fit. Football and swimming are Shan’s favourite sports.
TrusTEA and Eco-warrior
Hazel graduated in Development studies and then travelled the world fulfilling her passion for diving; completing her Dive Master in Malaysian Borneo. Her passion for protecting the environment led her to roles in Local Government Boroughs of London; lessening the harmful effect of waste on the environment and the planet. Hazel emigrated to New Zealand with her daughter and husband and is currently working in Auckland managing waste contracts on the beautiful Huraki Gulf Islands.
Based in the UK, she is a Consultant Social Worker and is passionate about the welfare of children and young people. Dee is The T.E.A Project’s Child Protection expert. Social work is something she was drawn to. Dee enjoys travelling and meeting new people. She has a passion for good music, good food, enjoys learning, history, culture and experiencing new things in life.
Hannah is a TrusTEA and has been a supporter of The T.E.A Project from day one. She is a Doctor and a committed runner. Hannah is our source for all things healthy. She extends her healing powers to the TEAm when the going gets tough and we need our spirits lifted. The project would not be in such a healthy position without Hannah’s care. Her travels have given Hannah a passion for social justice and culture. Hannah’s dream is to maintain a positive and anonymous support within society
Tharindu is a professional Social Worker who is always seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another in order to make people understand about their strengths and empower them to have a quality of life.
TrusTEA and VolunTEAr Co-ordinator
Christin has graduated in Adult Education / Vocational Training and English Studies. Her interest in cultures brought her to many corners of the world. Being driven by her open, inquisitive and compassionate nature and listening to many different life stories, her desire grew to do something meaningful and help disadvantaged people.
Corporate Fundraising Officer
Nicola has held a number of different marketing and communication positions including Head of Internal Communications and Creative for ICAP
I enjoy experimenting with cooking different cuisines, sport, music, travel and culture and art.
I dream for more equality and opportunity in the world.
Tikiri brings a concrete foundation to The T.E.A Project; her skills steady the ship. Hard working, straight talking and vigilant. She has years of accounting experience and has helped to transform our accounting capabilities and finance procedures. Equally important, Tikiri is an advocate for The T.E.A Project. She has belief in the project and in her colleagues; colleagues who benefit regularly from her confidence, experience and extensive knowledge.
Tracy is The T.E.A Project’s charismatic and inspiring Sri Lankan Patron; a role model for young people. A graduate of Goldsmiths College and Trinity Guildhall she founded Mind Adventures Theatre Company and is also a Director of the Wendy Whatmore Academy of Speech and Drama. Tracy works on developing and sustaining arts education initiatives and projects with secondary schools around the country. When she was young, a lot of people told Tracy that she was a dreamer and would never be able to support herself with a career in Theatre.