Queen's Crescent Community Association (QCCA) has a history of employing passionate, skilled and diverse staff, many of whom were born in the area. There has always been an ethos of promoting from within.
Chief executive officer
Foyezur started his QCCA journey growing up in Gospel Oak. He joined the organization as a volunteer, worked his way up and in 2005 became QCCA’s CEO.
Foyezur has led the growth of the charity, from an annual turnover of £280,000 and a team of five staff in a single site at the Ashdown Crescent community centre, to currently generating over £1m, and employing 33 staff, over five different facilities.
Over the past decade, he has built extensive partnerships in the local community and beyond, galvanising local people towards a central goal of rejuvenating the surrounding communities’ quality of life and standard of living.
Office and buildings manager
Abdul ensures the smooth running of QCCA and its various services, including our DBS checking facility.
Older people's service co-ordinator
Mary started working for QCCA in May 2018. Previously, she worked for Mind Yourself, an Irish charity running a programme of activities to support the London Irish community, and for the Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre managing a project to support young disabled people in partnership with Action on Disability. She also has over ten years' experience of teaching ESOL and has written and illustrated teaching materials, such as 'The New East Enders' for Gatehouse Media. She originally trained as an artist and designer and still paints and exhibits her work.
Sports development co-ordinator
Mark started working at QCCA in 2023. He is a level 2 Football Association coach and has a masters degree in business management in sport. With experience in adult and youth coaching, Mark has a passion to promote the exploration of recreational and competitive sport alongside education within sport.
Fundraising and communications
Michele is a former Fleet Street journalist who has worked in the charity and refugee sector for the past six years.