ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty, has announced four new trustees: Abdul Shiil, Doris Afreh, Eva Appelbaum and Paul George.
Abdul R Shiil

Abdul Shiil comes from the care sector and has a background working with women employees from underrepresented communities. He is set to bring a focus on inclusivity, regulation and safeguarding to the board.

Doris Afreh is an HR Director at an organisation caring for children and young people who have previously worked both in the charity sector and in schools. Doris is committed to improving organisational culture and behaviours and has been sponsoring a child in Ghana through ActionAid UK since 2010.

An expert in digital strategy, Eva Appelbaum has a broad range of experience which spans both the commercial and charity sectors. Previous roles include being a Digital Director at the BBC and the first Digital Communications Director at Amnesty International. Eva also previously sat on ActionAid UK’s digital advisory board.

Eva Appelbaum

Coming from PwC, Paul George has a background in finance and has a deep understanding of commercial contracting. Paul has worked with both businesses and INGOs and has led business initiatives on countering corruption, promoting women’s empowerment, climate change and philanthropy.

Girish Menon, chief executive of ActionAid UK said:

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome four new trustees who bring such diverse skills and experience to ActionAid UK. We look forward to working with them to support the organisation through the uncertain times we find ourselves in and to ensure we are successful in changing the lives of the most vulnerable women and girls in the world.”