Peter has a heart to help the vulnerable and is the CEO of Prison Fellowship. At PF, he leads the organisation’s 2,800 volunteers who support those who are held in the 120 prisons across England and Wales.
Initially qualifying as an aircraft engineer, Peter then retrained and built his career in HR, change management and organisation development. As Head of People Delivery, he established and led BA’s first HR Shared Service Centre, delivering operational HR services to the 40,000 strong BA team.
In 2010 Petermoved to Switzerland and joined the international humanitarian agency Medair, and as their Group HR Director jointly led the organisation through significant growth and change as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Peter is married with two adult children and is interested in how organisations really work and how faith can play a positive role in society
Shaffiq Din is Director of Operations at the Al-Emaan Centre in Bromley, a charity and religious centre.
For nearly twenty years prior to his current post, Shaffiq was a Muslim chaplain working with HM Prison and Probation Service. He has a wealth of experience working within and alongside both Muslim and indigenous communities.
He offers consultancy and training to organisations who would like to better engage with Muslim clients, staff, families and societies. Previously Shaffiq has worked within the Pharmaceutical and Financial Services sectors and has a business/IT senior management background.
Bob Wilson is the Free Churches Faith Advisor to the Prison and Probation service in England and Wales. He is an ordained Baptist minister and Prison Chaplain, involved in training of Chaplains in a wider sense as an adjunct lecturer of Chester University.
When not in prison you may well find him in the mountains pursuing his other passion of rock climbing. Unusually for a prison chaplain, Bob is a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor!
Bob is Chair of Prisons Week, vice chair of the IPCA (Europe) Steering Committee and ex-officio trustee of The Welcome Directory.
Eric Southwick is non-stipendiary Minister and a Chartered Accountant working with both commercial and charitable clients. He enjoys helping people professionally and personally. Professionally he advises both religious and secular charities across the country, including some small national charities, providing them with a range of services to support them in fulfilling their objectives. Eric serves his local church and churches further afield as a minister, speaking and leading groups and services for them. In addition to fulfilling his ministry Eric has many years’ experience of serving as a trustee with a variety of charities and as a governor of a number of schools.
Fred Ireland was born in Leicester and has been a Methodist minister since 1980 and has looked after churches in Nottingham, Sudbury (in Suffolk), Aylesbury and Thame. He currently has pastoral care of the churches in Bampton, Burford, Faringdon, Minster Lovell and Westcot in Oxfordshire. He also shares ministry at Long Hanborough Methodist Church with the Revd. Charles Harris. He is the Free Church Prison Chaplain at HMYOI Aylesbury, a role he has had there for 25 years. Previously he was Chaplain at HMP Highpoint and The Mount. Fred has served as a Prison Chaplain since 1988.
Fred is married to Susan and have three married children and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include photography and cooking and he enjoys watching golf, cricket and the ups and downs of Leicester City Football Club.
Dupe Adefala is currently the Managing Chaplain at a Cat B Local Prison and holds the Free Churches Group Licence. She is the Senior Pastor at Word Fountain Christian Ministries (WFCM), a registered faith based charity situated in Oxford and Swindon. Dupe is a member of International Ministers Fellowship (IMF) in the UK and served as the 3rd National President (2014 - 2021). She is currently assigned to lead the Global Next Generation Directorate with her husband.
Dupe is married and blessed with 4 adult children and 1 daughter-in-law. She is passionate about building strategic links between statutory agencies; faith communities and charitable organisations towards providing joined up support to prisoners, prison leavers and other vulnerable groups.
Rizwana Reza has been Managing Chaplain at HMP and YOI Brinsford since October 2016. Starting in 2004 as Sessional Muslim Chaplain at HMP/YOI Drake Hall she went on to become Managing Chaplain there in 2013.
Having graduated from University of Manchester with a BA(HONS) in Middle Eastern Studies, Rizwana then went on to do a PGCE in Primary Education and then the Certificate in Training of Muslim Chaplains.
She grew up in Ireland and Zambia as a child and then in the UK has lived in Shropshire, London, Wolverhampton, Bath, Nottingham and Lancashire.
Rizwana is married with three children, she is widely travelled having visited, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy and Spain and is passionate about different cultures and faiths living together in peace and harmony.
Rizwana has been a Committee member of her local Interfaith Group and is an Executive member of the Muslim Chaplains Association, joining The Welcome Directory as a trustee in the autumn of 2020.
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