The Team

Esmond Rosen

Esmond Rosen

President & Trustee (Jewish)

Esmond was born and educated in Birmingham graduating from Loughborough Colleges in 1974 as a PE teacher. He commenced his career at Hendon School Barnet until 1977 when he travelled with wife Hilary, on public transport through Europe, Asia to India and Nepal. He then returned to Birmingham as the first Sports Action Community Organiser in the UK, a role which has become a model for inner City sports developments. Es was then appointed as the original Birmingham Jewish Youth and Community Worker, moving to Richmond upon Thames as Principal Youth and Community Officer in 1984. Appointed Director of the Liverpool Jewish Youth & Community Centre in 1986 and for the next 18 years, amongst other responsibilities was elected Chair of the Liverpool Faith Network. This played a significant grass roots role in enabling Liverpool, to achieve the Award of European Capital of Culture.

On his return to London in 2004 to take up an appointment at the Board of Deputies of British Jews as Director of Community Issues where he was involved in many educational and interfaith related issues. Es was then employed as Community Development Manager of Borehamwoood Synagogue the fastest growing Jewish community in London where amongst other roles he initiated and was elected vice chair of the Hertsmere Faith Leaders Forum. He has only recently retired (December 2016) as the Regional Development Manager for Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) a volunteering agency he helped to create whilst at the Board. He now chairs the Barnet Multi Faith Forum

Es is the editor of The Role of Righteous Muslims an educational booklet retelling “lost stories” of Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust – A Faith Matters Production;

Married to Hilary, with two children and 6 Grandchildren.

A lover of all sports and a lifelong Aston Villa sufferer and supporter!)

David Clare

David Clare

Chair & Trustee (Business sector - FSB + Methodist)

David is the North London Area Lead and Barnet Facilitator for the Federation of Small Businesses and represents this community on the Executive. David is a graphic designer with his own consultancy Exposed Design Consultants. He assists BMFForum with communication materials and strategy, including on website and email updates. David is a Methodist.

Propa Rezwana Anwar

Propa Rezwana Anwar

Vice Chair (Muslim)
Reverend Ben Twumasi

Reverend Ben Twumasi

Treasurer & Trustee (Methodist)
Deacon Anthony Clark

Deacon Anthony Clark

Executive Member (Roman Catholic)
Asmina Remtulla

Asmina Remtulla

Admin Secretary & Trustee (Muslim)
Rumela Kundu

Rumela Kundu

Executive Member (Buddist)
Suchita V Rajadhyaksha

Suchita V Rajadhyaksha

Executive Member (Hindu)
Dr Husna Ahmad OBE

Dr Husna Ahmad OBE

Muslim Representative
Monna Rizvi

Monna Rizvi

Middlesex University InterFaith Representative
Dr Karishma Kokakavita

Dr Karishma Kokakavita

Zoroastrian Representative
Gerry Cohen

Gerry Cohen

SACRE Representative
Thami Nomvete

Thami Nomvete

Buddhist Representative
Dr Natubhai Shah MBE

Dr Natubhai Shah MBE

Jain Representitive
Roya Azordegan

Roya Azordegan

Baha’i Representative
Elaine Jackson (Metropolitan Police )

Elaine Jackson (Metropolitan Police )

Police Representative
Jeni Osbourne

Jeni Osbourne

Voluntary Sector Representative
William Cooper

William Cooper

Barnet Council Representative
Christina Spybey

Christina Spybey

(Christian Church)