Najwa joined Money Advice Trust in July 2021 as Director of Corporate Services, and oversees the charity's finance, HR, business support and risk & compliance functions, as well as the collaborative work of the Trust as an organisation.
Growing up in a small village in Lebanon, in poverty and during the civil war, built Najwa’s resilience and passion to work for charities with focus on eliminating poverty. She has 21 years of experience working for several international NGOs around the world, overseeing finance, HR, IT and compliance and risk, and regularly blogs on issues such as fighting corruption in development and humanitarian aid organisations. She is an associate consultant at Humentum and is a Change Management Practitioner, Operational Excellence Practitioner, and Associate Member of the Certified Fraud Examiners.
Najwa was also recently appointed as a member of the board of trustees of International Rescue committee UK and is member of the Audit and Governance Committee.
Najwa is a humanist, and enjoys cooking, travelling, reading and dancing in her spare time. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames with her Irish Husband who is a music teacher.