Meet the Team

Brian Wilkie, Co-Founder & Honorary Chair

Serial entrepreneur, Brian started Gulf for Good in 2001 when he and his friends recruited 49 people to trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro to buy ambulances for use in Namibia. Brian is an adventurer, born in India and traveling since, Dubai became his home in 1976. Enviroserve, Universal Express, and Ductac are some of his companies.

Kat Kearsey, Chairwoman

Kat began her Gulf for Good journey in 2007 with the phenomenal Everest Base Camp challenge. She was bitten by the challenge bug and has since ran a cross country Marathon in Ethiopia, raced Tuk-Tuks around Sri Lanka and summited Kilimanjaro. Originally from the UK, Kat moved to Dubai in 2005 “for six months”. over 15 years later, with a husband and two kids she’s still loving the desert and the opportunities it brings to see the rest of the world.

James Berry, Co-Founder & Legal Director

Born in East Africa, Barrister Jim runs his own practice in Dubai, where he has been living since 1989. A founder member of the Board, Jim has done several challenges in Tanzania and Morocco. In his spare time, Jim can be found working with Larchfield Children's Home, one of our main charities, of which he is the Founder.

Lana Alrichan, Marketing Director

Passionate about combining strategy and marketing, Lana has held numerous management positions in Australia and the UAE. Her resilient history in everything advertising has led her interest in Gulf for Good, which combines her love for both kids and fitness. Lana believes that leaders should create change beyond the four walls of an organisation, building vigorous communities that fabricate real world impact. Travelling to over 60 countries, you are most likely to find Lana watching a sunset somewhere in the world! 

Jennifer Sault, Thrift for Good

Founder of Thrift for Good and on the Board of Directors of Gulf for Good. Seriously addicted to mountains and fundraising for children's charities are Jen's two favourite pastimes. She previously worked in the Operations Manager role and left it to start Thrift for Good, Gulf for Good's sister social enterprise reselling preloved items. Profits are then donated towards Gulf for Good charity projects. Check out

Tom Koczwara, Finance Director

Tom joined Gulf for Good in 2023 to take the role of Finance Director on our Board. He brings 20 years of experience in financial management in the corporate and public sectors, and also acts as the Treasurer on the Board of a non-profit school in the UAE.

Outside the office, Tom is a keen hiker, cyclist, runner, camper and footballer and enjoys roping his three sons into all these pursuits.

Sumira (Sue) Razak, PR & Comms Director

Sue is a family-oriented advocate with a strong passion for giving and fostering environments that empower people to support those less fortunate. Her career has transitioned from corporate settings to charitable organisations, where she has played pivotal roles as a Communications Specialist in sharing relatable stories with broader audiences. 

Hailing from a little island northwest of Malaysia and having lived and worked in the UK for 17 years, Sue arrived in Dubai in 2021 in the pursuit of a healthier and more holistic lifestyle for her family. A true islander, you will often find Sue near the sea where she is the happiest, or exploring the globe with her family, consistently seeking adventures off the beaten track.

As a strong believer in the transformative power of storytelling to foster understanding, compassion and drive change, Sue feels privileged to be able to help amplify the voices of those whose stories deserve to be heard, both through her work with Gulf for Good and her own personal commitment to social causes

Milly Larmer, Partnerships, Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager/Operations

Milly has a passion for making a difference in the world and is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with stakeholders who share the same mission and values. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in fundraising strategies, along with a deep commitment to identifying resources and opportunities. Milly is a driving force to create a better world.

Naveed Siddique, Administrative Assistant

Naveed comes from Pakistan and has been in Dubai since 1991. She has seen Dubai develop into the cosmopolitan metropolis it is now. She is an avid animal lover and lives with her rescued kittens. She is an entrepreneur who loves to dive into work challenges. She can also hold a conversation in American sign language! She loves to workout and practice Muay Thai a few times a week! She is a problem solver and is hoping to support the amazing team at Gulf for Good and be a part of their success helping more and more children around the world and spreading joy as they go along. 

Alizeh Ahmad, Charities Manager

Born and raised in Pakistan, a country plagued with poverty and destitution, Alizeh has always had a simple goal – to provide opportunities to those who did not have the means she did, by virtue of birth. Through her various volunteering and job opportunities with non-profits, she’s found her niche in the world of social development. Having recently moved to Dubai, she’s thrilled to be a part of the Gulf For Good team and continue her journey of helping children all around the world. In her spare time, you can find her watching football, consuming copious amounts of hotpot and exploring the world at every opportunity she can get (22 countries and counting)!

Roshni Vatnani, PR & Communications Manager

Content Strategy and Communications Specialist, a good soul and passionate about making a difference, Roshni is leading our PR and Marketing Comms division.