Our Team

Adrian Marshall - Executive Director

Adrian Marshall

Adrian recently joined RTC in December 2014. Passionate about empowerment, Adrian has over 20 years’ experience of successfully leading partnerships, and recovery and development programmes in complex, conflict affected environments in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe. As Executive Director, Adrian is responsible for the delivery of RTC’s work, supporting RTCs board of trustees and leading the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy.

Joan McGregor - Peace and Conflict Advisor

Joan McGregorJoan has been RTC’s Peace and Conflict Advisor since 2001 and has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the field of conflict transformation. Originally from South Africa, Joan was active in nonviolent resistance to apartheid and in social reconstruction during the post-apartheid era. Before joining RTC, she worked for ten years as a freelance trainer and organisational development consultant, focusing on community development, human rights and reconciliation within Southern Africa and internationally, with NGOs and community based organizations. As a Peace and Conflict Advisor, Joan designs and delivers consultancy work for practitioners of conflict transformation, development and humanitarian assistance in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Becky Wherrell - Programme Support Manager 

Rebecca WherrellBecky joined the RTC team in December 2006 as Programme Coordinator. After completing a degree in International Relations, Becky worked for voluntary and public organisations within disability support and refugee rights and is also a qualified youth worker. As Programme Support Manager, Becky is responsible for the development and coordination of UK and international programmes in West and East Africa, North Africa  and South-East Asia. She is also responsible for RTC’s marketing and communications.

Charlie Lunn - Programme Officer 

Charlie in Sierra LeoneCharlie is the Programme Officer at RTC and has a MA in International Development from the University of Bristol. He is responsible for providing support on all RTC projects and consultancies. In his role, he participates in the research and development of projects   and undertakes monitoring and documentation to support overseas projects and consultancies. Charlie also assumes project coordination responsibilities and provides support for the consultancy team when necessary.

Afraa Sulaiman - Project Officer (MENA Region) 

Afraa Sulaiman has extensive experience in the fields of human development and social policy with Afraaparticular focus on the MENA region.  She has 9 years' experience in developing and managing social protection and peacebuilding projects. Afraa holds an MA in International Social Development from the University of East Anglia in the UK, a BA and Diploma in Politics and International Relations from Damascus University, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Institute National d’Administration/INA- Syria. Afraa joined RTC in 2013. As MENA Project Officer, she is responsible for RTC’s peacebuilding and conflict transformation projects in the MENA region.

Emma Hutchins - Fundraising Officer

Emma joined RTC in October 2014 to work as Fundraising Intern and is now RTC's FuEmmandraising Officer. She graduated from Aston University in July 2014 with a BA in International Relations and Spanish, including a year abroad teaching English in Spain. Working at RTC will provide Emma with valuable practical experience, before she embarks on a postgraduate degree in the field of International Relations and pursues a career in the charity sector. Emma’s role at RTC involves applying for funding and researching new possible sources of funding.


Zara Quli - Fundraising and Events Intern

Zara joined RTC in September to work as Fundraising and Events Intern. After completing an MA in ZaraInternational Relations with a specialism in international peacekeeping in December 2013, Zara embarked on a year’s placement with European Voluntary Service in an arts and cultural centre in Sweden. Since returning, Zara has focused on building her experience in the charity sector, working both at RTC and at a Birmingham based women’s project. In her role at RTC, Zara works together with Emma applying for funding and researching new possible sources of funding.

Clara Maciver - Communications Intern

Clara joined RTC at the beginning of June 2015 after completing a degree in International Relations with ClaraFrench at the University of Birmingham. Clara has a keen interest in conflict resolution as well as the desire to pursue a career in journalism. Her position as Communications Intern will include communicating with a range of RTC's audiences, engaging their support and managing social media. 

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.