Juliet Schofield (Chair) Juliet has had substantial international development experience, having started her career in Moscow in the turbulent 90s working for the European Commission, later moving to the non-governmental sector to work with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in the Balkans. After a brief period moving between offices in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, Juliet joined the ‘Eurasia’ team at International Alert, a London-based independent peacebuilding organisation working directly with people affected by violent conflict. With a BA in Soviet Studies (SSEES, University of London) and MSc in International Development (LSE), Juliet brings an important combination of regional knowledge, programme design, management and fundraising skills to Peacebuilding UK. Rachel Gillies (Deputy Chair) Rachel works as a ‘Community Film Maker’, producing films with and for community groups around the West Midlands. This involves giving groups, particularly young people, the skills and the resources to tell their own stories on their own terms, to enable them to have a voice in local decision making. She focused on Russian History, International Development and Conflict Resolution as part of her BA in History and Politics at Lancaster University. She has been a Trustee since December 2005. Lucy Hannah Lucy Hannah is a writer, trainer, and consultant, she works across the UK and abroad to inspire people from a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures, to fulfil their creative potential. She worked at the BBC for many years, as a producer in both factual programmes and drama. More recently, she’s been writer-in-residence at a young offender’s institute. Her media experience combined with her workshop skills has enabled her to set up infrastructures, and lead projects with dramatists in Sudan, unemployed trawler-men in Hull, corporate clients in London and young offenders in South Africa. In October 2007, Lucy led a 5 day workshop in the Crimea for the Little Star psychologists (please see Psychosocial page). Roger Iredale Roger is a Quaker and brings with him years of experience of working within the Charity sector, particularly in the field of education and international development. Brilliant Chilaeva Brilliant became a trustee of Peacebuilding UK in June 2013. Brilliant and her family moved to the UK in 2004 from Chechnya. In Chechnya she worked as a gynaecologist, and also for several NGOs, including the human rights organisation ‘Memorial’.