Who we are

Throughout the past 40 years The Arab British Centre has grown and diversified its work whilst staying true to its founding mission to encourage understanding of the Arab world and promote Arab culture in the United Kingdom, supporting over 40 like-minded organisations since its establishment.

The Arab British Centre is run by a small but dedicated team of staff and trustees.

If you’re interested in joining us, please get in touch here.

Nadia El-Sebai

Executive Director

As an experienced arts professional with extensive knowledge of the Middle East, Nadia has developed a keen interest and understanding of the ways in which creativity can facilitate inter-cultural dialogue between the UK and the Arab world.

Amani Hassan

Programme Director / Acting Executive Director

Amani is passionate about arts and particularly about Middle Eastern Arts & Culture. She earned her MA Degree in Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts

Becky Harrison

Programme Manager

Becky Harrison has been dedicated to promoting intercultural dialogue through the arts, with an emphasis on literature, since graduating from her MA in Comparative Cultural Analysis in 2015.

Jessica El Mal

Arab Britain Curator

Jessica El Mal is a British-Moroccan curator based in the North West. Her style blurs the line between artist and curator, and focuses on care and community as the foundation of any activity

Hala Elansari

Office Manager

Hard work, honesty and kindness have gotten me to where I am today. Along the path I have worked in private banking in the UK and in education in Saudi Arabia.

Haroun Soud Al-Mishwit

Interim Chair

Haroun is a Kuwaiti investor based in London. Haroun is the Founder and Managing Partner of Linden Hill Capital, a London-based Real Estate Private Equity firm.

Randa Achmawi


Randa Achmawi is a journalist, political commentator and consultant on MENA region politics and inter-cultural affairs based in London and Cairo

Maher Maksoud


Maher Maksoud is the CEO of Eco-Bos Developments, a subsidiary of Orascom Development Holding (ODH) since November 2018.

Lizzy Moriarty


Lizzy has worked in the museum sector for over fifteen years most recently at the British Museum where she was responsible for developing the Museum’s international partnerships through consultancy and capacity building projects.

Saeed Taji Farouky


Saeed Taji Farouky is a Palestinian-British filmmaker and artist who has been producing work around themes of conflict, human rights and colonialism since 1998.

Fionnuala Rogers

Fionnuala Rogers is an art and cultural heritage lawyer, who founded Canvas Art Law in 2017, a specialist law firm dedicated to supporting those in art and culture. Fionnuala has a strong connection with the Middle East having focussed the majority of her practice there for the last 8 years.