Link Up (UK) is governed by an independent Board of Directors:
Dr Jane Clements
Dr Jane Clements is the Founder and Director of the Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP), an interreligious dialogue organisation which facilitates conversations between faith communities in the UK on this issue. Prior to that, she was Director of Programmes at the Council of Christians and Jews. Jane is a Trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and a member of the Anglican Commission to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Anjali is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal. She has significant experience in UK and global compliance in the immigration field and is recognised by The Legal 500 as “first class” and “proactive” and profiled in Who’s Who Legal in the corporate immigration field. Anjali has extensive experience in providing strategic advice on immigration governance for international businesses. In terms of policy work, she has contributed to the shaping of the Points Based System and general immigration policy including providing guidance to the Home Office on senior executive exemptions, immigration transfers during corporate restructurings and in relation to the business visitor rules. Anjali is a contributing co-editor of Butterworths Immigration Law Service and also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners’ Association. Anjali speaks regularly at international conferences including the annual IBA conference and frequently provides HR legal workshops for clients as well as external advisors on immigration.
Dr Victor Olisa
Victor joined Surrey Police in 1982 straight from university. He worked both in uniform and criminal investigation department up to the rank of Sergeant. He transferred to the City of London Police in 1990 where he worked in various departments and spent three years in the Fraud Squad as a detective inspector in charge of one of the investigative teams. In September 2003 he went on secondment to the Home Office to work on Stop and Search as part of a small team in the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. During the two and a half years at the Home Office the team’s work was influential in developing models for improving the effectiveness of stop and search. In 2005 he was awarded a PhD in Criminology by the London School of Economics. He transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service in April 2006 on promotion to Superintendent and worked in Southwark in a variety of senior management roles. From Oct 2009 to Dec 2010 he led the work on one of the Commissioner’s strategic priorities to deliver safety and confidence to Londoners: Professionalism. In December 2010 he took on responsibility for leading the MPS Stop and Search Team.
Dr Susan Smedley
Scottish Natural Heritage
Working for Scottish Natural Heritage, Susan oversees and approves grants for organisations throughout Scotland. A Zoologist, she has been advising the Great British Community on the origins of plants and wildlife, and she also sits on the board of a Community Centre, arranging events as well as ensuring the governance of the organisation.