CHIEF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Belvin oversees our communications and is responsible for developing all engagement strategies, ensuring that our mission is reflected in our programmes. He keeps our messaging consistent across all channels and leads in building and maintaining relationships with our diverse communities. His professional background includes military service, media production, digital consultancy, and creative communication. Belvin has strong ties to Africa and various UK African diaspora communities.
CHIEF FINANCE & OPERATIONS OFFICER
With over 20 years of experience in finance and operations, Sarah heads up these activities for The Africa Centre. After working in the visual effects software industry for 11 years Sarah moved to the voluntary sector in 2011 and has successfully led finance, special projects, and fundraising activities at local and national levels. Sarah is passionate about the Africa Centre being an inspiring space that shares and celebrates the continent’s past, present, and future and its diaspora.
Laverne has extensive experience in the entertainment industry, having previously managed talent both in the UK and in Nigeria. She is adept at managing all aspects of project development from start to finish. Her role at The Africa Centre involves developing and overseeing the delivery of public programmes that are aligned with the charity’s mission and purpose. She is responsible for building strategic relationships with our beneficiaries, delivery partners, and other key stakeholders. Laverne actively supports overall fundraising and income generation initiatives.
VENUE SALES & OPERATIONS OFFICER
Chike has over 25 years of experience in administration, facilities management, and venue sales. He is responsible for managing our facilities and overseeing both community and corporate venue hire and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. Chike is passionate about Africa and its global diaspora. His association with the Centre goes back to the late 80s when he first got involved as a volunteer. He is also a gifted visual artist whose work has been exhibited both locally and abroad. He is an active member of several sub-committees.
TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS OFFICER
In view of the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the safety of the public and staff at The Africa Centre, our offices will be closed until further notice.
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