Trustee Board

Here you will find details on our current committee, if you are interested in becoming a committee member, then please contact us



Bhupinder Virdee Lace


Bhupinder is better known as ‘Pip’ and is an individual member. She is a primary school teacher and a published author. Many know Pip as a fantastic cook and an avid fundraiser for good causes.



T K Al Jorani


TK has a long history of volunteering and working as a Trustee for CHAWREC.  He is currently supporting our Syrian refugee families in Cheshire.


Eric Bowers


Eric is a representative from the Chester Baha’i Community. He is an experienced businessman and works as a self employed construction consultant.

Martin Meredith


Martin has recently joined the organisation filling a casual vacancy and taking over the role of Treasurer. He is involved in several other charities, including the Civic Trust and he has extensive experience of financial matters, having retired from senior financial management and acted as treasurer for other local charities.

Elizabeth Bott

Director & Trustee

Elizabeth is a representative of Chester Asian & Minorities Community Council, but she is also involved in several other charities locally. A retired social worker she was a founding member of the organisation and has extensive experience in equality work.

Abdun Noor

Director & Trustee

Abdun is a representative of Chester Asian & Minorities Community Council and a local business man, best known for being the owner of the very popular Chester Tandoori.

Shamla Naidu

Director & Trustee

Shamla is an individual member. She has been secretary for the REC in recent years and currently works for a large international company, where she is a trusted PA to a senior manager.

Hammideh Brice

Director & Trustee

Hammideh lived for 12 years in Iran (1973-1985) and moved back to Britain between air raids.  She speaks some Farsi (Persian).  Last year she went on the Haj – a great experience!  Other experience includes bringing up her family, 5 years working at West Cheshire College supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities and 11 years as a Senior Project Worker supporting homeless women at Lightways – the Chester Women’s Hostel Association.

John Morrow

Director and Trustee

John has recently graduated from the University of Chester with a BA (Hons) in Law with International Development. He is currently studying for a PhD in the area of discrimination law, which is examining the deliverance of law degrees to students with specific learning difficulties in light of the Equality Act 2010.




Specialist Advisers to the REC

Specialist advisers to CHAWREC are not trustees or directors, but people who have a special relationship with the organisation and are prepared to give up time to provide support and advice to the organisation in a specialist subject area.

Chantal Davies

Specialist Adviser

Chantal is solicitor with extensive experience of discrimination work. She currently works for the University of Chester as Senior Lecturer and Module Leader in Public Law, Human Rights and Discrimination as well as leading the development of FRED (Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity) at the University.

Paras Gorasia

Specialist Adviser

Paras has over 10 years experience advising and representing parties before the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts. He is regularly instructed on strategically important, high value, complex and reputationally sensitive disputes involving leading corporates, government bodies and senior executives. He is particularly known for his ability as a cross-examiner, his technical ability and his commercial nous.



If you want to contact individual staff members, their details can be found here.