The Team

Management and membership

Simon Donovan (Interim Chief Executive)

Following Talal Karim’s retirement last year, Manor House Development Trust will be responsible for Interim Management under its Chief Executive Simon Donovan (pictured left).

Simon has been Chief Executive of Manor House Development Trust since 2010.


Talal Karim (Erasmus Projects Manager)

Talal will be Project Manager until the end for this program. He will be working part-time with our Lead Partner Every Child an Achiever.

Heenaaz (Centre Manager)

Heenaaz works part-time Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Michael Israel (Finance Officer)

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and has been with Finsbury Park Trust since 2014.

Nick Ruck (Facilities Support)

Nick is a Volunteer member of staff since 2011 and works part-time.

Thaisa Muhara (Receptionist and Administrator)

Thaisa is a Volunteer member of staff since 2014. She is a Teaching Assistant.


The Trust’s work and priorities are shaped in consultation with the local community.

  • Our work is managed b ay Board of Trustees who are elected by our Company Members to steer the direction of our work and ensure that it is delivered as intended.
  • All organisations and individuals who live or work in the Finsbury Park area are welcome to join as members of Finsbury Park Trust. The Board of Trustees approves new membership. Membership is free and members receive free e-mail updates. Membership application forms are available from our reception.
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