Lena leads the anti-racism work at Bond and the wider decolonising sector work, working with members and global partners, initiatives and movements. She is a co-author of the Bond Racism, power and truth: Experience of people of colour in international development report. Lena also leads and drives our convening through events overseeing webinars and events over a wide range of topics, from mental health and wellbeing, HR, funding, decolonising, EDI, to areas of policy like the SDGs, the future of civic space and the future of aid.
Prior to joining Bond, Lena led on events at the Charity Finance Group across the regions, delivered on the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands as well as delivering programmes with partners in Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Kenya and Uganda. She has also worked as on human rights issues in Palestine and on projects in collaboration with the British Council. Lena has a Masters in Nationalism and Politics from University of Edinburgh.
Lena is a trustee of EachOther, a working group member of the Racial Equity Index, a group of BIPOC volunteers based around the world, working to build a racial equity index to hold the global development sector to account. Lena is also a Committee Member and Organiser at Charity So White, the award-winning campaign which aims to root out racism from the UK charity sector.