Team and Boards

Led by our trustees, directors and Youth Council, our team of dedicated staff is passionate about supporting young people on their journey to reaching their full potential.

LUKE DOWDNEY 

FOUNDER

Luke founded Fight for Peace in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 and led our organisation over the next two decades. Born in London, Luke was based in Brazil for over twenty years.

ANNE-MARIE PIPER

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

Anne-Marie Piper is a Senior Partner and specialist charity lawyer at Farrer & Co. She is one of the UK’s foremost experts in charity law. 

JENNY OKLIKAH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

Jenny joined Fight for Peace in 2019 and became CEO the following year. Her previous roles include Head of Community Safety at the London Borough of Newham, and Head of Youth Crime and Early Offending at the Home Office.

FAHMIDA SULTANA

HEAD OF YOUTH COUNCIL

Fahmida became a member of Fight for Peace in 2017, initially joining boxing sessions. She has subsequently become increasingly involved at Fight for Peace and has been leading the London Academy Youth Council since 2019.

NICOLA ADAMS OBE

AMBASSADOR

Double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams became a Fight for Peace Ambassador in 2015. She has since represented Fight for Peace at a number of events and media appearances, as well as attending training sessions and Youth Council meetings at our Academies.

TRUSTEES

Anne-Marie Piper (Chair)
Andrea Sinclair 
Andrew Fox 
Alex le Vey 
Renato Lulia Jacob

DIRECTORS

Jean-Pierre Moore
Kedir Mohammed
Tracy Pepper

YOUTH COUNCIL

Aimee
Ashlei-Rae
Athena
Aziza
Emmanuel
Fahmida
Nathaniel
Romano

STAFF

Abderahim Rebika 
Adrian de Leon

Allyson Julien
Ana Vacas
Athena Bashar
Belisa Guedes
Carolina Velasquez

Chere Watson
Cheyenne Lester

Darren Hawney
Giancarlo Angelucci
Hannah Eghweree
James Morgan

Jamie Lowe
Jean Gill
Jean-Pierre Moore
Jenny Oklikah

 

 

Jhnique Gardner
John McFadyen
Karen McGlashin
Karon Bowles
Katie-Wambui Kings
Kayla Marie Troy
Kedir Mohammed
Kellie Magnus
Kenny Udenwoke
Kerry Banadjaoud
Krys Sheil
Leonas Greicius
Liona Bravo
Maria Gomes

Mark Cole
Michael Appiah
Michelle Harrison

Nathaniel Housihoue
Nina Wild
Perry McMahon
Quain Daniels
Rachel Henry
Richard Roach
Sabir Hussein
Sandra Brown
Sérgio Prata
Silvino Domingos
Solomon Wilson
Star Joyce
Susana Lo
Taibah Shah Richardson
Tracy Pepper
Tupac Ajilore

Vilma Ferreira

FRIENDS OF FIGHT FOR PEACE

Below is a selection of the many high profile guests that we have welcomed to visit our programmes and experience our work first hand. These visits are moments of great inspiration and excitement for our young people and team, and we are very grateful for the support and attention these individuals bring to Fight for Peace. 

SIR LEWIS HAMILTON

Formula One World Champion

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES & THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

NICOLA ADAMS OBE

Double Olympic Gold Medal winning boxer

ANTHONY
JOSHUA OBE

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

MARVIN HAGLER

Former World Middleweight Boxing Champion

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA

Multiple Grand Slam winning tennis player

LORENZO FERTITTA

Former CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

LENNOX LEWIS

Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion