Meet the Team

Our staff

Fran Hughes

Fran Hughes

ITP Director

Fran has over 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry in a wide variety of roles. After starting out as a tour leader for Explore, Fran worked in... → Read more
Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson

Head of the Youth Career Initiative

Scott is passionate about addressing the causes of social inequality and promoting social mobility, and is motivated to work in roles which allow him to do this. With... → Read more
James Murdoch

James Murdoch

Global Operations Manager

James is passionate about reducing social inequality and supporting disadvantaged children and young people. Prior to joining the Youth Career Initiative in early 2017, some of James’ previous... → Read more
Shiksha  Khemani

Shiksha Khemani

Partnerships Manager, South Asia

After completing her post graduate degree from Jamia Millia Islamia's – Mass Communication and Research Centre in Development Communication, Shiksha joined the Gandhi Fellowship in Mumbai and worked... → Read more
Priscila Costa

Priscila Costa

Partnerships Manager, Latin America

Priscila is based in São Paulo, Brazil, and joined the YCI team in 2011, after having spent over 10 years in the hospitality industry. In her last position... → Read more
Santosh Bhuvad

Santosh Bhuvad

Partnerships Manager, Asia-Pacific

Santosh joined the YCI Global Team as Regional Coordinator of the Asia Pacific region in November 2013. With more than 11 years' experience in business development and cross-sector... → Read more
Lara Obeidat

Lara Obeidat

Partnerships Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Lara Obeidat has more than 13 years of hands on experience with non-profits, multilateral and bilateral organisations, working across different areas of development including youth, gender, socio-economic empowerment... → Read more
Devika Jina

Devika Jina

Communications & Reporting Coordinator

Devika studied Philosophy at the University of London and then went on to pursue a Master's degree at Oxford. She has spent the last five years working closely... → Read more
Siobhan O’Neill

Siobhan O’Neill

ITP Communications Manager

Siobhan has been an established freelance journalist for over ten years, specialising in the catering and hospitality industry and with a special interest in sustainability issues. Siobhan joined... → Read more
Alex Lee

Alex Lee

ITP Programme Co-ordinator

Alex permanently joined the team in October as Programme Coordinator after having spent 5 months working on a research and data project for the Youth Career Initiative and... → Read more