Eleri Jones


Eleri was an Operations Manager in the hospitality industry for a number of years and is excited to use her operational expertise to support the Refugee Cafe. Since joining the trustee board and seeing how rewarding working with purpose-led organisations can be, she has moved on to the On Purpose programme; a competitive one-year leadership development programme for professionals identified as future leaders in the social and environmental impact space. Having moved to the borough in 2019 and becoming involved in starting a community garden, as well as volunteering for a number of refugee charities, she has seen how effective local, place-based initiatives like the Refugee Cafe can be in tackling issues. Lewisham is an exciting, multicultural hive of activity and she is looking forward to being able to support refugees in overcoming barriers to employment.