Mijanou is the Managing Director of BHN and started with us in December 2022. She works with our excellent staff team to deliver BHN's services
James joined the trustees in May 2022. He has a masters degree in International Development and over the last decade has worked with NGOs in Africa and as a trustee with development charities in Bristol. He has a keen interest in climate change mitigation and adaption strategies.
Laura has been a trustee for BHN since 2018. She is the Finance Director of a community interest company that invests in impactful projects and housing. She is interested in sustainability and believes that everyone should have a safe place to live and the opportunity to fulfil on what really matters to them.
Rachel has been a Trustee of BHN since 2020. She is a commercial lawyer and fee paid Judge, with a belief in equality and social justice.
Patrick was a former BHN member and is now the Advisory Board Chair. He is passionate about supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
Hannah joined BHN as a trustee in May 2022 and is the Board Secretary. She works for an education charity which supports schools in disadvantaged areas of the UK. In her spare time, she loves trail running and adventuring outdoors with her two young children.
Emmanuel joined the board in 2022. He has been a member of BHN and now serves on the Board of Trustees as co-chair with James.
Ben joined BHN as a Trustee in 2021. For his 'day job', he provides marketing and strategic communications advice to organisations that seek equity, justice and compassion.
Rhodri joined as a Trustee of BHN in 2021. He works as a solicitor for an international NGO. He likes to spend his free time outdoor-adventuring with his two young children.
Anita joined the Board of Trustees as Treasurer in November 2022. She is an accountant with full AAT membership and a bachelors degree with honours in Accounting and Finance from Birmingham City University. She works in finance for a housing association. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Naomi Millner is one of the Co-Founders of BHN along with Rachael Bee. She was inspired to start organising the network in 2008 while working as an advocacy volunteer with Bristol Refugee Rights. Naomi is passionate about popular education and social empowerment. She also works as a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol.