Fazilette is the daughter of Haida Khan, in whose memory the charity is dedicated.
She qualified as a marine electronic engineer from the Merchant Navy College, formerly HMS Worchester. She became a Radio Officer at a time when women at sea were few and far between. Fazilette worked for many prominent companies, including; Stena Line, P&O Cruises, Cunard, Spliethoff, and Swire Pacific. Later, she was an Environmental Officer for Princess Cruises.
She witnessed the growing problem of marine debris on the oceans first hand.
Fazilette was recently awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for Services to Marine Environment.
She is a distinguished columnist and writer for many prominent maritime publications. A Chartered Environmentalist. A member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and an Incorporated Engineer of the Engineering Council.
“My career at sea has allowed me the privilege to visit some of the most exotic and pristine coastal areas in remote parts of the world. It was heart breaking to come back a few years later and see those very same coves and beaches strewn with unsightly plastics bottles and other non-biodegradable rubbish.”
Emir Feisal, JP
Emir is a Consultant specialising in transformational change. The majority of his career was spent at the Sunday Times as Associate Managing Editor of this leading Sunday Paper.
He is a Magistrate for the Central London Bench. He is also a Commissioner for the Judicial Appointments Commission, which selects candidates for judicial office in Courts and tribunals.
Emir is at present, a board member of the Serious Fraud Office, Audit Chair of Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, the Honours Committee, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, and is a trustee of The Henry Smith Charity, one of the largest grant makers in the UK.
He has held non-executive board member positions with the Royal Parks Agency, Bar Tribunal Adjudication Service, London Metropolitan University, South West London and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, amongst others.
Julie is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a keen interest in wildlife.
“I believe it is our duty to protect the environment for each and every species for their survival, and for future human generations to enjoy. Simply jettisoning our rubbish where we can no longer see it is not sustainable. We all need to act now.”
Julie has had a varied career, mostly working in pre-press. She takes an active role in producing print material for the charity as well as providing unparalleled support.
Currently, she is living on a smallholding in West Wales where she can put the ethical production of food into practice.