Mrs Luana Smith (MBE) – Chair
I have been doing voluntary work with the Chinese community since my student days, leading to a great deal more voluntary work as well as paid work. This includes being a medical interpreter, a member of the Criminal Justice Board Diversity Panel and providing training on food hygiene courses.
I have been the Chairperson of the following: Hull Chinese Cultural Centre, CJS – Combined Ethnic Communities, Hull & East Riding Race Equality Council: Personal Committee, Education and Training Committee and Executive Committee, Humberside Police Force Independent Advisory Group. HANA HR and Volunteering Sub-Committee.
At present, I am the Chairperson of: Hon Lok Senior Association, Humber Black Practitioners & Learners Network, This has given me an opportunity to work with very diverse groups of people and has enabled me to increase my knowledge many times over. With my knowledge and qualifications, including a Masters Degree in “Racism & Ethnicity Studies”, I have been providing Diversity and Quality Training to the Criminal Justice Board. I am also a “Faith Matters” trainer for Hull City Council.
With my training and experience, I have skills and knowledge about equal opportunities, people from diverse backgrounds as well as local health and social care issues. I also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to review documents and to produce reports for the Criminal Justice Board.
I am married with two grown up children, in the teaching profession and have lived in Hull for over 30 years.
Rosamund Jump – Vice Chair
I came to live in the Hull area in the 1960s and the majority of my working life was spent working for a Hull based national food company, majoring on computer training and system upgrades.
Since 2007 I have been an East Riding Councillor and also latterly a Parish Councillor. I am also a School Governor and a trustee on several Trusts. I first joined HANA as a Trustee in 2009, serving three years, and was then asked to re-join the Trust, as a private individual, in 2019.
Hull and the East Riding are very fortunate to have such a diverse population who contribute so much to the character of the area, but in turn rightly deserve support and encouragement. I find it very enriching and a privilege to be able to work with my fellow Trustees to further the Trust’s aims and objectives. My main objectives are to help and support our minority group and to encourage their integration; and to support and help our CEO, the Chairman and staff and volunteers as best I can.
Darren Trice FCMA – Treasurer
Darren is a Chartered Management Accountant with 21 years experience working with fast growing SME businesses – 16 years as Finance Director/Financial Controller – 5 years in chartered accountancy practice. Darren has significant experience of running and advising SME businesses, both as Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer.
He has developed a successful track record of working with businesses looking to implement growth strategies, and also with underperforming companies needing to change and adapt to challenging situations. Darren has worked with a number of small and medium sized companies, with annual turnovers varying from £300’000 to in excess of £35 million, and has undertaken full business reviews covering profit generation and growth, cost control, cash flow management and strategic analysis.
The hallmark of his approach is developing tailored situations that the company is capable of achieving, building capacity and competence at a pace it can cope with and afford, whilst without taking an unnecessary risk.
Darren has the ability to get closely alongside the management team whilst remaining independent, and is able to grasp and analyse situations quickly and therefore to be able to offer practical and cost effective solutions.
His key attributes include being commercially astute, insightful, wise counsel, original thinker, challenging, personal and ethical.
AS a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director, his academic credentials give him a rigorous analytical approach to problem-solving. His corporate and board experience has created an in-depth knowledge of company operations in a number of sectors. This together with his hands-on commercial approach and strong communication skills has contributed to his successful leadership of a number of business advisory roles in the SME business sector.
Pastor Isaac- HR
Pastor Olumide Isaac Aleshinloye is the Parish Pastor. He oversees the general affairs of the church, provides pastoral counsel for the congregation members and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Church office.
He is a seasoned man of God with ongoing success in church planting and growth, people development and spiritual counselling. He is responsible for implementing new strategies for driving the Church forward and initiatives of impacting the local community. His love for the work of God is greatly manifested in his unparalleled approach to effectively discharging the duties of the kingdom. His care and love for his church members is second to none, always labouring in love for the edification of the body of Christ at the Amazing Grace Chapel.
He is married to Pastor (Mrs) Olayinka Aleshinloye and they are blessed with two children.
Dr Pedram Saeid
Pedram is a PhD graduate from the politics department of the University of Hull. He is now a research associate to the Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull. He is a foreign policy advisor to many Persian Gulf countries and has also counselled private companies on Middle Eastern issues. Pedram has published several journal articles in political studies. He is co-auther of a best-selling book titled Development of Iranian-Saudi Relationship published in 2016 by Routledge.
I came to Hull in 2000. Initially, this was to study at the University. I fell in love with the city and soon settled here. In 2002 I was elected to the city council and have served on it ever since. In that time I have held a number of roles, including a committee chair, portfolio holder and now lead the Liberal Democrat group. I live in the city with my wife and two young children.