Nina helps research future programme direction and monitors programme effectiveness. She also leads on feasibility and needs assessments in order to help Shiva Foundation reach its strategic goals. Nina joined Shiva Foundation in May 2019 as she missed doing research and she liked the fact that Shiva Foundation works with a range of stakeholders. She believes that that is the best way to get things done.
Nishma inputs on strategic planning, implementation methodologies and the wider growth of Shiva Foundation.
She joined in 2014 to build the foundation strategy and team because she was excited about the opportunity to work on something new from scratch as well as to build the capacity of others tackling human trafficking in the U.K.. Nishma practises yoga and enjoys exploring maps of the world.
Sian is responsible for the management and direction of Shiva Foundation’s projects as well as the implementation of the organisation’s strategy. She joined in August 2016, after working on anti-trafficking and access-to-justice programmes for an NGO in Cambodia. Aside from being passionate about the issue of exploitation, what really drew her to Shiva Foundation was that it was an organisation that seemed set on putting itself out of business by fixing the problems it was trying to address. Sian has lived in 7 different countries and she has met Prince Charles while dressed as a WWI nurse.
Sam is in charge of the development and implementation of Shiva Foundation’s programmes . She joined in April 2019 because she truly believes that peoples’ lives can be changed and positively impacted by generating structural and sustainable changes. Sam loves spending quality time with her family, especially her two wonderful children. She could binge-watch TV series for 24 hours straight, so she decides to avoid them.
Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership Coordinator
Kat is the modern slavery/human trafficking champion in Hertfordshire. She also acts as the spokesperson for the Hertforshire Modern Slavery Partnership and its activities. The main areas of her role cover coordination, administration, communication and accountability. Kat joined Shiva Foundation in November 2017 as an intern before gradually transitioning into her current role. What encouraged her was belief in the organisation’s vision of bringing about long-term sustainable change. Kat does rock climbing, sings in an acapella choir and does yoga – she pursues all of these passions religiously on a weekly basis.
Meenal founded Shiva Foundation with her husband in 2015 as when they heard the horrors of child sex trafficking, they felt compelled as parents to try make a difference. Meenal is also a local councillor in Hertsmere and a mother of two young boys. She loves travelling, cooking and yoga and continues to mentor young people and serve social causes that are close to her heart both here and in India.
Rishi studied Economics at Cambridge and graduated to work as a derivatives trader at Lehman Brothers. In 2003, Rishi founded Shiva Hotels and in 2015, as Shiva Hotels was growing, he founded Shiva Foundation. As a father of two, Rishi was deeply moved by the issue of child trafficking in particular and wanted to dedicate his resources to tackling this challenge. He firmly believes that his hotel business is an innovative tool to address the issue of human trafficking globally.
Dominic, a graduate and alumni at Shannon College of Hotel Management with over 25 years hotel experience. It is Dominic’s passion to be part of a human rights led purpose change within the hotel industry. His varied experience across all hotel sectors, business launch patterns and strive for service excellence across the industry will add an invaluable level of challenge and scrutiny to our work at Shiva Foundation.
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call the Modern Slavery Helpline on
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