The Arab British Centre is governed by a board of trustees who bring with them a wealth of personal and professional experience of the Arab world.


Sir Derek Plumbly

Chairman / Trustee

Sir Derek Plumbly has long experience as a diplomat and international official in the Arab world. From 2012 to 2015 he was the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

Randa Achmawi


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

Haroun Soud Al-Mishwit


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

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.