Rajesh Kalhan

Chief Executive


Rajesh joined THFN Chief Executive 2014. He has a long history in the public and not for profit sector and held CEO positions at many other national and international charities before joining THFN.  Rajesh has experience of working in local government and the health service and worked as a Senior Inspector at the Audit Commission for over ten years inspecting local government and health services.

Bridget Akinbolaji

Operations Manager (part- time)


Bridget began working at THFN in 2011 and has over 20 years’ project management experience. She worked in local government before becoming part of the THFN team. Bridget was born and raised in Tower Hamlets and loves that THFN makes a difference to the community she lives in.

Clara Djondo

Client Services Administrator (part – time)


Clara began working at THFN in 2017 and joined us from Haringey Age UK. She has over 25 years’ working in administration, 9 years of that in the charity sector. Clara likes that no two days are the same in her role and is motivated by the changes she sees THFN has on older people’s lives.

Rose Curran

Befriending Advocate (part –time)


Rose volunteered locally before joining THFN 30 years ago and has befriended hundreds of clients since 1989. A lot has changed throughout those years and Rose’s experience means she is able to deal with and raise awareness about many situations that still face our clients today.

Breenda Lawrence

Befriending Advocate


Breenda has worked for THFN for over 28 years, moving to the borough from Mauritius. Her vast knowledge and experience in Adult Social Care systems means that she is an expert in getting essential services for our clients. Breenda is fluent in Hindi and Patois.

Shirajul Islam

Befriending Advocate (part-time)


Shirajul began volunteering for THFN before becoming a staff member over 11 years ago. He is fluent in Bengali and Sylheti, and has an extended knowledge of the Adult Social Care and Benefit systems which he uses to benefit and empower our clients. He lives locally and often promotes THFN’s work in the community.