Our team

Our staff and trustees


See below for details of all our staff. We all work part time but we always try and make sure that there is someone in the office to be available for questions, press enquiries etc.


Get in touch here or see below for individual staff members.

Michelle Daley

Interim Director

Michelle manages ALLFIE, makes sure it delivers its aims and objectives and raises the organisation’s profile. Email Michelle

Simone Aspis

Campaigns and Policy Coordinator

Simone leads ALLFIE’s campaigns and is active on current policy and legislation issues. Email Simone

Lucia Bellini

Lucia runs the Inclusion Champions project, which works with Disabled People’s Organisations on issues of inclusive education. Email Lucia

Gelila Tekle-Mariam

Operations Support Officer

Gelila runs the ALLFIE office and keeps everything running smoothly. Email Gelila

Jess Cahill

Communications Officer

Jess looks after ALLFIE’s communications, including the website, social media, and Inclusion Now magazine. Email Jess

Dr Armineh Soorenian


Armineh is leading our research project into how effective school accessibility plans are. Email Armineh

Janet Mearns

Finance Officer

Janet looks after ALLFIE’s finances. Email Janet



ALLFIE’s trustees are:

  • Chair: Navin Kikabhai
  • Vice Chair: Sarifa Patel
  • Treasurer: Nigel Utton
  • Joe Whittaker
  • Miro Griffiths
  • Anthony Ford
  • Mike Lambert
  • Mohammed Mohsan Ali

Navin Kikabhai, Allfie's Chair of Trustees

ALLFIE's chair, Navin Kikabhai