Global Link Staff

  • Gisela Renolds

    Executive Director

    Has worked at Global Link since 1998, though started as a volunteer herself in 1995. She has delivered global education, including refugee awareness, projects in schools and the wider community and is currently Global Link’s Executive Director. She is also the local advisor for the British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme and delivers much of Global Link’s global learning and refugee awareness training and workshops. With a MA in Creative Writing, she has used forum theatre in anti-racist school’s work, created Global Link’s multi-media exhibitions such as Escape to Safety and co-delivers the Digital Storytelling workshops. She is in the office most days until 3 pm.
    Email address:g.renolds[at]

  • Sophie Fosker

    Project Co-ordinator and Resettlement Caseworker

    Has worked for Global Link since June 2016. She is responsible for the Refugee Resettlement Programme, she delivers refugee and asylum advice and support, and also supports the organisation with fundraising. Prior to working at Global Link she worked for Refugee Action in Preston as a caseworker on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme. She has also worked for Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme for 8 years, first at Gender Programme Co-ordinator and then as England Programme Manager.Sophie works part time and is usually in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    Email address:s.fosker[at]

  • Alison Lloyd Williams

    Project Coordinator

    Has worked at Global Link since 2013. Her background is in education, community theatre and participatory research. Alison’s main role at Global Link is to coordinate our community heritage projects but she has also run global learning workshops and training and worked on several digital storytelling projects. Alison generally works three days a week for Global Link but not on fixed days so the best way to reach her is by email.
    Email address: a.lloydwilliams[at]

  • Ziaur Rahman Ajab Khan

    Food Growing Project Coordinator

    Honor of MBA and BSc in agriculture economics with more than 20 years experience in agriculture project management mostly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Since March 2019 Global Link has hired him as Food Growing Project’s Coordinator/Trainer while started himself as a volunteer in the capacity of community interpreter and caseworker in July 2018. He delivers recruitment and training of asylum seekers and refugees in food growing. In addition he also recruits volunteers for other community greening projects such as tree plantings and gardening activities. He still delivers the interpretation services upon request. He always available to participate in food and environment related gathering on behalf of Global Link. He has not missed any Sunday drop-in at Claver Hill Community Farm Since July 2018.
    Email address:z.khan[at]

  • Wael Alttarh

    IT Developer

    Wael is responsible for everything IT related, from fixing printers to GDPR to editing digital stories and websites. He has just launched a new website, created collaboratively with asylum seeker volunteers. He also teaches basic IT skills courses in both Arabic and English. He has a software engineering certificate.
    Email address:w.alttarh[at]

Global Link Trustees & Directors

Caroline Jackson

Rebecca Marsden

Khaldoun Jayousi

John Hammond

Steven Shyaka

Hisham Attir

Patrice van Cleemput

Thomas Cahill

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