Introducing the team at HANA.


Francis Ahiakpa

Chief Executive Officer

Francis was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in July 2017. Before then, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer from January 2017 to June 2017. He started working at the Humber All Nations Alliance as a Community Development Worker on the Delivery Race Equality Project. For six years he had a dual role as Finance Officer and Project Coordinator for the Delivery Race Equality representing Black Minority Ethnic Groups (BME) around the City of Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. Before joining Humber All Nations Alliance, he worked at the Haven Project as the Community Integration Worker. He is an ACCA Affiliate Person and holds an MA in Business Administration (Finance Option) from the University of Hull and BA from the University of Ghana in Economics and Statistics

Francis has the vision that the organisation will have a solid foundation in the communities that they serve and build the capacity of its membership so that they can stand and develop on their own after the needed support from his team here.

Francis is a Director at the Environmental Management Systems and Humber Community Advice Service as well as a member of the Ghanaian Association of Hull and East Riding


Contact Francis :

Landline: 01482 491177



Brigitta Laszlo

 Eastern European Champion

Brigitta came from Hungary more than 12 years ago and she presently works as the Eastern European Champion/Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Humber All Nations Alliance.

Brigitta is a community development worker with a focus on migrant and Eastern European Communities and a long experience in organising community events with a special focus on multicultural festivals, and various social gatherings for members of the diverse ethnic communities.

Presently Brigitta works as the Eastern European Champion promoting the integration of the diverse communities from Eastern Europe into Hull using a diversity of tools such as music, dance, cooking demonstration, tradition, and others.

She also represents the diverse ethnic communities in local forums, boards, and panels advocating on their behalf to ensure that their aspirations and interests are taken into account.

Brigitta also the chairperson of the local Hungarian Community Group

Brigitta speaks Hungarian and English.

Contact Brigitta:

Landline: 01482491177


Raimonda Kirtiklyte

Raimonda came to UK from Lithuania in 2012 and joined HANA family in 2016 as an intern. She has learnt a lot through this time. Before joining HANA full-time, she worked as a community development worker.  Here at HANA she supports people from different ethnic groups with various issues and problems. Raimonda also coordinates volunteers and students. Her professional speciality is in psychology science.


Raimonda is now an independent consultant who works with HANA in her own right.

Contact Raimonda:

Landline: 01482 491177


Chris Barrett

Website and Media Relations

Chris mostly deals with the website and writing the newsletter, so please blame him for everything that is wrong with it. He moved to Hull in 2011, and has lived on 4 1/2 continents and in 6 different countries before ending up in East Yorkshire.

Contact Chris:


Esmeralda Tako


Esmeralda is a volunteer here at HANA. She is originally from Albania and came to Hull 4 years ago, although she came to the UK in 2012 from Greece. She speaks Albanian, Greek, Italian and English. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Tirana.

She also volunteers at other good causes across the city.

Contact Esmeralda: 01482 491177