The Team

Management and membership

Talal KarimTalal Karim (Executive Director)

Talal has been in the post since July 2009 and prior to taking up this post he worked at Camden Council as Business Development Manager at Kilburn Town Centre Management and Gospel Oak Partnership. Talal has 30 years‘ experience of working in the private, local government and voluntary sectors. He was recently appointed Patron of Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre founded 35 years ago by his late Uncle Jafar Kareem, a renowned Psychotherapist.

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.

Michelle Archibong (Centre Administrator)

We are pleased to welcome Michelle, our new Centre Administrator. She can be contacted on 020 7561 5522 (Monday – Friday 10 am – 2.30 pm.) Email:

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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