Our Team


Trustees have been recruited who already have wide experience of building and maintaining excellence in the operations of many successful organisations, in financial and human resource management, strategic planning and in networking with peer and supportive organisations.

Levent Eyipisiren

Marcus Lau

Sanil Modessa

Sanil is a determined team player with extensive experience and excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

He has the ability to communicate effectively with clients to discover the exact concern and then correcting the problem to the customer’s satisfaction, and following up with clients to provide complete service and make sure all concerns have been addressed.
Enjoys working with people and as part of the team or as an individual and to be an effective representative of the establishment.
Is quick to grasp new ideas and concepts, and to communicate efficiently. Able to work well on my own initiative and can demonstrate the high levels of motivation required to meet the tightest of deadlines.

​Has excellent interpersonal skills, phone manner, office etiquette, as well as analysing and coordinating activities.

Mark Gifford

Mark is the Director of the ASHA Centre, a British educational charity and retreat centre
ASHA provides opportunities and a space for young people from around the world to experience inspiration, connection and purpose. Its does so through its four-fold educational model which brings together community, land and arts-based activities with an approach that engages head, heart and hands
Mark has a Masters (Distinction) in Theology and is a qualified solicitor. He studied at the Universities of Durham, Oxford and London before joining the charitable sector. He is also an ordained ‘interfaith’ minister and has a counselling diploma
His main loves are his wife and son but is also passionate about the Forest of Dean, classical music and the religious traditions of India and Iran.

Deepak Naik, Executive Director

Deepak runs a voluntary group building upon the achievements of the Coventry based charity Minorities of Europe (MoE) over its 15 years of existence. The work of MoE covered six areas – Interfaith, European and International Development, Community Cohesion and Young People supported by the Support and Office Functions at Legacy House.
Young adults from across Europe, living in countries where MoE had been active, congregated in Coventry to consider what had been achieved and what still remained. TiA was conceived from the powerfully felt recognition that people in need of the shelter and peace in which to create a home, to live a life in hope, also need a sense of belonging from the positive and welcoming support of the people, families and community structures around them.

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