Lilian Simonsson

Lilian has worked as an independent filmmaker throughout Europe for the last 15 years for clients including the Tate, Sunday Times, BBC, ITN and Channel 4. Between 2015 and 2016 she volunteered in the Calais Jungle supporting the Women and Children Centre run by Liz Clegg, the construction of the Refugee Youth Service, fundraising events with Help Refugees and producing campaign films for Safe Passage and the Lord Dubs amendment. She has also been involved in raising public awareness and lobbying for the plight of unaccompanied refugee children in the UK. Lilian co-founded Lewes Actions for Refugees and the Lewes Area Welcomes Refugees group. Through her work with the kids on the ground in Calais she became aware of their urgent need for specialised trauma support, which inspired the impulse for setting up a therapeutic residential unit with the help of the Sainsbury’s Trust in East Sussex. Lilian is co-founder of Enthum House, responsible for communication, partnerships and the coordination of its therapeutic programme.

Jo McDonald

With a social anthropology, arts and teaching background Jo has become passionate about the plight of refugees. She co-founded the Enthum House project in 2016 after being involved in humanitarian and voluntary activities for a number of years. Jo raised funds and helped coordinate the creation of the Refugee Youth Service building in Calais refugee camp and supported their work there. Jo’s role within Enthum House is fundraising, research, staff training and strategic planning. Jo was educated at Central St Martins College of Art, The School of Oriental and African Studies and Sir John Cass, London and the University of Brighton.

Hussein Dickie

Hussein’s background has two strands, music and economics. He co-built a business over 15 years and worked for a large Fortune 500 company after its sale. He later consulted to small and midsize companies and not for profit organisations. This included fundraising for startups and supporting maturer companies for ‘going public’. He is a co-founder of the Enthum Foundation and his role is Finance and Business administration. He has a MA from the University of Music in Vienna and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an MBA, and MA in corporate finance from the UBC, and an MSC in financial economics. Hussein’s role is Financial Director and Company Secretary.

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