The Voyage Team

Voyage Youth Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson (MBE) – Safeguarding Lead

CEO

Paul Anderson (MBE) has over 17 years executive management experience and was previously the Head of Fundraising for an international charity AfriKids with offices in UK and Ghana.

Before that, for almost 10 years, Paul was CEO and founder of a national arts charity, The UK Centre for Carnival Arts. Paul is passionate about working with and for young people in the context of education, regeneration, arts and criminal justice. Paul is a thought leader with a lived experience on the subject of youth engagement, youth violence and offending and has developed, shaped and led teams, managed projects (both capital and revenue), programmes and people throughout his 29+ years professional working life.

Voyage Youth Martin

Martin Nsiah BA FCCA

Finance and Operations Manager

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Martin Nsiah BA FCCA is ACCA fully qualified, with over five years post-qualification experience with International and UK not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Martin is a skilled analyst who has trained to oversee audits and broader accounting strategies. He has a passion for finance and is committed to ensuring that charities not only have effective financial practices but are able to recognise alternative income generation avenues. Martin holds a first-class degree in business administration and holds a FCCA qualification. Martin brings a wealth important experience in HR, Sage software and is a dab hand with online protocols and banking.

Voyage Youth Dami

Dami Solebo

Head of Fundraising and Development

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Dami Solebo is responsible for the preparation and timely submission of Voyage tender submissions and bids to Trusts and foundations. Dami has played a key role in the production of Corporate Social Responsibility proposals to organisations including the Lebara and Lloyds Bank Foundation, London Trust amongst others. Dami has also had a major role in the production of funding proposals to corporate, trusts and foundations including Baring Foundation, City Bridge and London Trust amongst others.

Voyage Youth Ajoa

Ajoa Akuamoah

Youth Leadership Co-ordinator

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Ajoa Akuamoah brings flair, passion and creativity into her work and words. A powerfully expressive communicator, Ajoa wants to create a youth Alumni that helps to transform the opportunities, possibilities and progressive pathways of black young people in London and beyond.

Voyage Youth Fiyin Oyodele

Fiyin Oyedele

Project Support Officer

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Fiyin Oyedele is an undergraduate at University of Surrey and is committed to ensuring young people prosper in Voyage schemes and programmes. Fiyin loves working with young people and helping to instil confidence and progression with the young leaders.

Voyage Youth David Okoro

David Okoro

Lead Tutor in Prevention and Progression

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David Okoro is a skilled mentor, teacher and tutor with exceptional personal skills and an ability to utilise his personal experience with his work. David manages a youth academy in West London and has been our lead tutor for our YLSFC and SHLA programme and is a qualified assessor of our work. David is passionate about supporting young people in achieving their potential

Voyage Youth Alex Chan

Alex Chan

Research and Evaluation Assistant

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Alex has created an operational plan for embedding Theory of Change and improving our evaluation methods.

Duane Maddison (AKA) Amen Noir

Lead Tutor in Reducing Offending and Challenging Re-offending

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Duane is passionate about stopping young people from progressing into the criminal justice system. He has a creative background and is an acclaimed spoken word artist

Voyage Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are safeguarding aware, trauma informed and have all completed DBS forms to meet the stringent engagement requirements whilst working with young people.

Leroy Logan

Our Chairman was a founder of the Black Police Association Charitable Trust and one of the founders of the Black Police Association. Now formerly retired from the Met Police, Leroy was perhaps one of UK’s most highly decorated and most well known black police officers. Leroy is a highly respected and well regarded commentator on policing in black communities and fundamentally believes that there is still much work to do in creating a more equitable and fair criminal justice system.

Paul Ramsey

Paul is a retired police officer having served for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police force. Paul is an active speaker and motivational coach and assists with Voyage’s programme development

Samson Awak Essien

Samson is an experienced and trained psychoanalyst and once led and ran his own practice. Samson is responsible for providing pastoral support to students and staff.

Katrina Morris

Katrina is a business owner and leadership specialist who has joined Voyage to assist with fundraising, programme development and assisting the implementation of Voyage’s youth led strategy.

Kosi Okolo

Kosi has experience working with hard to reach youth, and brings her enthusiasm and know how to support our engagement initiatives. Kosi has taken a lead on facilitating Voyage’s partnership with European organisations.

Andrew O’Flaherty

Andrew O’Flaherty is an Associate at Credit Suisse and is responsible for overseeing the financial growth of Voyage in his role as treasurer. Andrew is especially keen to elevate the aspirations and opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

Rashid Nix

Rashid Nix is a member of the Green Party and a trained motivational speaker. Rashid is keen to work with Voyage, because he is focused on changing mindsets and enfranchising marginalised people. His film “Why Don’t Black People Vote?” explored low voter rates in communities in Brixton.

Miranda Grell

Miranda Grell is a Barrister, who was called to the bar in 2014. Miranda is committed to supporting those marginalised by unfair legislation. Miranda is also a columnist and writer for a number of publications including “Legal Voice” and “Justice Gap”.

Kunar Muhammad

Kunar is a graduate of Voyage programmes. She is a trained doctor and as a former young leader, she is committed to helping the next generation.

Olga Matthews

Olga Matthews was an ex-Headteacher at a school in South London. Olga is a thought leader on creating innovative ways of improving outcomes for marginalised and disadvantaged youth. She is also a leadership tutor and mentor.

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