Baroness Elizabeth Butler Sloss

Patron

Baroness Elizabeth has helped shape the United Kingdom’s legal and social justice landscape over her career of 60 years. She was the first woman President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice in 1991.

Allan Maleche

Trustee

Allan is the Executive Director of KELIN and advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He brings over 15 years of experience in law, ethics, governance, policy, health, and rights.

Aswini Weereratne KC

Trustee

Aswini is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London and the current chair of its Management Board. She advocates for children, adults with mental disabilities, and abuse victims. She is a former vice-chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee.

Douglas Peniston

Trustee

Douglas is a Chartered Accountant with 37 years experience and an iProbono Trustee since its inception. He is the Operations Director and member of the Board at Fieldfisher LLP, a European law firm which supports iProbono.

Ellen Fleming

Chair, Board of Trustees

Ellen is a retired solicitor and iProbono's Board of Directors Chair in the UK. In the past, she has been a Trustee of various charities, and the Chair of The Bell Education Trust.

Gabriela Christian-Hare

Trustee

Gabriela is a UK and Australian qualified lawyer with expertise in corporate finance and human rights. She has worked in Sydney, London, Damascus, Jerusalem, and Tokyo. She is currently the CEO of the Australian Pro Bono Centre.

Nilopar Uddin

Trustee

Nilopar is Head of Investment Law at the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation. She has volunteered at BRAC in Dhaka and New York, which influenced her interest in social justice. She is a published author working on her second novel.

Roger James

Trustee and Development Board

Roger runs his own legal consultancy, having previously been General Counsel for CBS Viacom International, Simon Cowell’s production company Syco and PRS for Music.

Kitty Harris

Development Board

Kitty is Head of Business Development at Regent Capital Ventures. She previously held the same role at Prism the Gift Fund, one of the UK's top charities by income. She supports iProbono's major donor strategy.

Shireen Irani

Founder and Trustee

Shireen has worked in law and development across the UK, India and the US. She has been recognised by HM The Queen, the UK Prime Minister and the Asian Women of Achievement, with the Financial Times naming her 'Legal Innovator of the Year' in 2015.

Barun Ghimire

Advisor, Nepal

As a human rights lawyer in Nepal, Barun is instrumental in developing iProbono’s work in the country. He handles human rights violations and public interest litigation cases before the Nepal Supreme Court, working alongside LAPSOJ.

Nicola Mitford-Slade

Advisor

Nicola is a lawyer with 30 years of experience in regulatory compliance, governance, and legal advice within the financial services industry. She most recently served as General Counsel for Evelyn Partners Group and volunteers for European Lawyers in Lesvos, a refugee charity.

Raju Prasad Chapagai

Advisor, Nepal

Raju is a constitutional and human rights lawyer based in Nepal. He worked with Amnesty International as a researcher, specialising in transitional justice and ESCR. He has also advised OHCHR-Nepal on the rule of law and transitional justice. He is the founding chairperson of the Justice and Rights Institute.

Ahona Hassan

Program Officer, Bangladesh

Ahona is a law graduate with a keen interest in human rights and social justice. She has been working to tackle gender-based violence in Bangladesh for 5 years. As the Program Officer, she aims to expand iProbono’s work in Bangladesh.

Aritha Wickramasinghe

Equality Law Director

Having spearheaded several global initiatives promoting equality and human rights throughout his career, Aritha leads iProbono’s Equality Law work. He ranked #1 in the Financial Times Outstanding list of Top 30 LGBT Future Leaders.

Ashvina Sinnetamby

Program Officer, Sri Lanka

Ashvina is an Attorney with extensive experience in diverse practice areas. She has a longstanding interest in international humanitarian law, human rights, and criminal law. Ashvina supports the Sri Lanka team in programme planning and implementation, helping secure iProbono's mission.

Binita Modi

Operations Director

With over 13 years experience of working in the legal and charity sector, Binita plays a crucial role in fostering relations with iProbono’s key stakeholders and overseeing our operations.

Dhwani Naik

HR Officer & Executive Assistant

A postgraduate in Economics & Management, Dhwani utilises her research background to optimise HR and Operations. Working closely with the CEO, she enriches our workflow synergy.

Jubdatul Jabed

Program Manager, Bangladesh

They are a passionate human rights activist, whose work revolves around addressing legal barriers and ensuring the human rights of gender and sexuality-diverse communities. At iProbono, they serve as the focal point for all Bangladesh work.

Kaveesha Coswatte

Advocacy Officer, Sri Lanka

An LLB graduate from the University of Peradeniya, Kaveesha specialised in International Law and Human Rights. Her work in Sri Lanka focuses on building iProbono’s presence through outreach programs, advocacy and assisting litigation.

Mariam Faruqi

Chief Executive Officer

Mariam leads iProbono globally. A human rights lawyer with a focus on social justice in South Asia and the UK, she is Trustee at the Royal Drawing School in London and Reunite, international centre for child abduction.

Radhika Saxena

Senior Program Manager, South Asia

A lawyer with experience in women's rights litigation, research, and advocacy, Radhika plays an integral role in streamlining iProbono's South Asia work. She assists the Chief Executive Officer and manages the in-country legal staff.

Richa Oberoi

Senior Advocacy Officer

A professional photographer, Richa builds iProbono's visual library, capturing the human element of our work. She also creates educational videos, works on advocacy campaigns, and manages our contact database, social media and website.

Roshani Regmi

Program Officer, Nepal

Roshani is a lawyer with an extensive experience in human rights and access to justice projects. As a Program Officer at iProbono in Nepal, she focuses on enhancing the organization's impact and facilitating program development and execution.

Shevindri Manuel

Program Manager, Sri Lanka

In addition to managing the iProbono programmes in Sri Lanka, Shevindri is an Attorney-at-Law with experience in criminal litigation who holds a master's in Justice and Criminology. Her areas of interest include gender-based violence and fundamental rights.

Shivani Shinde

Program Assistant, South Asia

A postgraduate in English literature with an ardent interest in gender and resistance studies, Shivani assists the Managing Director and South Asia Program Manager with project monitoring, administrative tasks, research and writing.

Supriya Roychoudhury

Research and Impact Director

Supriya is a policy professional with over a decade's experience in research and policy advocacy on global development and human rights. At iProbono, she provides strategic support to strengthen organisational capacity on research, monitoring, and evaluation.

Taran Khan

Communications Lead

Taran N. Khan is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in publications including Granta, Guernica, LitHub, Al Jazeera, The Caravan, and Himal Southasian. She is the author of Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul which won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award and the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award.

Tarek Rahman

Legal Officer, Bangladesh

Tarek is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh who handles the litigation portfolio of iProbono, focusing on its mission to enable people to access their rights. He specialises in human rights, counterterrorism, and dispute resolution.

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