As a charity and company limited by guarantee, The Welcoming Association is run by a team of volunteer trustees.
Convenor – Anna Valeria Luciani
Valeria is a Russian national and she works as an international HR business consultant.
Vice-Convenor – Daniel Prince
Daniel is British, and a free-lance consultant, and has worked for Changeworks with proven expertise in carbon reduction, behaviour change, waste prevention and working with a wide range of partners.
Treasurer – Mark Keane
Mark is an Irish national, a qualified accountant and also treasurer of Health All Round, a community health project and a member of the Dunedin & Canmore Housing Association tenants advisory group.
Secretary: Marita Fernandez
Marita is a Spanish national qualified in Management and Business Administration. She works in E-Commerce and Social Media.
Amadu is from Sierra Leone and an award-winning human rights journalist, international development educator, researcher and academic, and storyteller-performer artist.
Alison is Scottish and the Assistant Head of International Student Support at the University of Edinburgh.
With over 40 years experience as a qualified social worker, Carolyn currently works as a team leader in the Children and Families Department in Edinburgh. She previously managed a service supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the city and has personal experience of living and working in another culture
David is British. He is a semi retired commercial lawyer specialising in public sector procurement, infrastructure contracts and legislative drafting.
David is Scottish and he currently works for the Scottish Government as a senior policy advisor.
Keith is a HR Consultant with over 25 years experience in employment law, training, HR policy, employee relations, diversity & inclusion, and coaching.
Here are some pictures from our last AGM in September 2016. Many thanks to everyone who came and to the Friends of The Welcoming who voted to elect the Committee.