Secretary: Rani Nwodo
Hi, I’m Rani. My family and I have lived locally for over 30 years and have enjoyed being part of the Hanley Crouch/Brickworks community. I have enjoyed being on HCCA’s board of trustees for many years and was chair/founder of an award-winning local residents’ association for many years. I represented the community on the board of the Single Regeneration Budget initiatives SRB4 and SRB5 and was vice-chair of the Community Forum SRB5

In my professional life, I trained as an English teacher, then worked in Special Needs as a Senco/inclusion manager in nursery, primary and secondary schools. I have an MA in Rights and Education. I have a passion for the environment, re-using and recycling, holistic therapies and organic farming.

Treasurer: Micky Khurana
Micky is our treasurer. He lives a five-minute walk from Brickworks, and is a qualified chartered accountant. He currently works in a compliance role for an American technology company. Outside work, he is a local authority-appointed governor at North Islington Nursery, an activist in Islington North Labour Party and a permanently disappointed Tottenham Hotspur fan.

Trustees: Melissa O’Carroll
I’m Melissa (Missy). I am a certified coach, and founder of Live Consciously Coaching where I support real and impactful transformation for individuals and businesses, and a seasoned MarCom professional (15+ years) with international experience ranging from start-ups to complex corporate structures. My goal is to listen, inspire and make a difference. DE&I advocate. MBA.

Trustees: Philip J McDonald
I’m Philip, and I have been the vice-chair of the Board of Trustees since 2018. During my time as a trustee I’ve supported Brickworks on a range of matters, including business planning and commercial negotiations. I am especially proud that I came up with our centre’s name, Brickworks, when we were moving to our new premises.

I am a solicitor by training, and during the day I work in the renewable energy sector. Apart from Brickworks, I have been involved in a range of voluntary and charitable activities in the area, including working for the Royal Voluntary Service during the pandemic, giving free legal advice at the Islington Law Centre and giving coaching. My pastimes include travelling and hiking.

Trustees: Natalie Lewis
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about helping others and supporting them to become their best selves. That
passion has led me to work for over 15 years with children and young people in a range of settings including supporting victims of crime, youth justice and more recently education in both charities and local authorities.

Having the benefit of being born and raised in the local area, I am able to bring both my personal experience (as a local resident and a parent) alongside my professional expertise to the trustee role. It is my pleasure to sit on the board of trustees for HCCA: Brickworks Community Centre is a true community space, bringing people from all walks of life in through its doors, representing the needs of local residents, working to influence change and deliver services that serve the diverse needs of the local Crouch Hill/Stroud Green/Tollington community (and beyond!).

Trustees: Steven
Steven has been working in community development and engagement for almost a decade. The Hanley Crouch Community Association has played a key role in my upbringing, and I still recall the days when we were the ‘Laundry Club’ based down the road. A lot of my childhood memories are associated with the time I spent at the youth club run by Hanley Crouch. It provided us with a space to connect with others, socialise and feel safe.

As the years went by and I grew into my adult years, I faced different challenges that could have been associated with my immediate environment within the community. Fortunately for me, I was able to overcome these challenges and go on to assume different roles, which include working in community development.

I have the opportunity to connect with members of the community on a regular basis which allows me to learn about challenges people face on a daily basis.

I am currently on the Board of Trustees and volunteer for the foodbank. I have an extensive background in sports, mental health, justice and advisory. My mission is to help tackle some of the social issues we face in our community and help inspire others lead better lives.

Trustees: Jeremy Corbyn

I have been Islington North's MP since 1983 and continue to love every minute of working locally, with the wonderful people of Islington North, in taking their needs to Parliament in order to bring about solutions for a safer, fairer and more equal world for all.

My priorities include anti-racism, anti imperialism, LGBT+ rights, transport, the environment, opposition to nuclear weapons and military intervention, Trade Union policies, Miscarriages of Justice and more. My international interests are widespread with particular attention to human rights, peace and justice. I've travelled widely and continue to support those areas and communities affected by unresolved conflict including the Western Sahara, West Papua, the Chagos Islands, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Ireland, West Papua, the Dalit community, the Rohingya.

Recipient of the 2017 Sean McBride Peace Prize and more.

Currently I'm a member of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe, the UK Socialist Campaign Group, and a regular participant at the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Vice President), the Chagos Islands All Party Parliamentary Group (Honorary President), and a vice-president of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).