Khadijatu Mansaray is an accountant/business analyst with a passion for writing. She has worked for RBS Insurance and Direct Line group and maintained several interests alongside her financial career. A writer, she writes for Ebola Deeply, GoWoman Africa, Politico SL and is Managing Editor of Nefertiti Reborn. She is a member of the Education Pillar in the Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Ebola Response Task Force. (SLUKDERT) and a trustee of The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund (PWSF) and the Diaspora Voluntary Alliance. (DVA).
Squadron Leader Winston Forde RAF Ret’d was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was educated at the Prince of Wales School, and later trained as a Flight Cadet at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, and was commissioned on 18 Dec 62 as a pilot officer in the Admin (Sec) Branch. He retired from Regular service in 1994, and as a Squadron Leader in the RAF Reserve worked with cadets of the Air Training Corps as the Wing Executive Officer Headquarters Surrey Wing ATC until February 2010. He is the Author of six books, Air Force Cadet, The Runaway, Airborne Soldiers, Reflections on our Independence, The Story of Mining in Sierra Leone, From Aden to Bliss, a short play in Krio, and has published several articles.
Conrad A L Lisk lives in Birmingham where he works as a solicitor. He attended schools in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and holds law degrees from the universities of Sierra Leone, London and Leicester. He is a qualified barrister in Sierra Leone and a solicitor of England and Wales. He is an avid reader, with an eclectic taste – non-fiction (particularly history), literary fiction (especially African novels) and popular paperbacks (lots of so-called ‘chick lit’ and ‘lad lit.’) Hobbies include historical research – which it is hoped will fall to be published one day.
Amifa Kebe-Kamara graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in Social and Political Sciences. She started a social enterprise with the aim of giving part of the profits to charities that support Sierra Leone. She has organised a vast range of events, from a business launch in Sierra Leone to week-long healthcare courses in Germany. She has also designed and delivered educational workshops for London schools and worked with the Sierra Leone High Commission to produce events that marked the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary. Her vast range of industry experience includes being a Learner Mentor at Learn Direct (formerly known as The Leading Edge) and a Training and Events Coordinator at TOPRA (The organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs). She is also leads the Sierra Leone UK Diaspora Ebola Response Task Force. (SLUKDERT).
Rahmatullah Mansaray was born in the UK but grew up in Sierra Leone where she attended primary and secondary school. During the civil war in Sierra Leone, she came to the UK in 2000 where she attended sixth form college and later went on to study Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester. She graduated with a BA in Accounting and Finance in 2006 and later went on to pursue her professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant. She became a qualified accountant in 2010 and has worked as an accountant for over nine years within the Media and Property sector. Rahmatullah enjoys travelling, meeting people and spending quality time with friends and family.
Josephine Coker is a proactive, results-driven Legal and Marketing Consultant with a marketing consultancy background within both the public and private sectors. Has experience of brand development and management, strategic business development, planning, successful customer engagement/relationship management and communications development. Consistently delivers on or above target. A life-long learner who seeks continuous improvement in all aspects.