As a charity and company limited by guarantee, The Welcoming Association is run by a team of dedicated volunteer Board members who come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

Amadu Khan
Amadu is an award-winning human rights journalist, international development educator, researcher and academic, and storyteller-performer artist.

Harish Lokhun
Harish currently works for the University of Edinburgh as the Regional Manager for South and Central Asia, in the University’s International Office.  He has 6 years of international experience having taught English in China, volunteered and worked with NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa and is committed to helping refugees and migrants settle into the UK.

Carolyn Mance
Carolyn is a retired social worker with over 40 years experience in the field. Previous roles have included  team leader in the Children and Families Department in Edinburgh and manager of a service supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the city. She also has personal experience of living and working in another culture.

Sarah Miller Ralston
Sarah is an international development expert with experience in more than 25 countries supporting strategies and partnerships to fight poverty and injustice.  She currently serves on the global senior management team for CARE International, responsible for working with teams and partners around the world on future trends, designing and transitioning to new business models, approaches to collaboration and alliances and strengthening organisational accountability. She has extensive experience working with migrant and refugee populations in the United States and in the Middle East.

Keith Watson
Keith is a HR Consultant with over 25 years experience in employment law, training, HR policy, employee relations, diversity & inclusion, and coaching.