Meet the AIUK Charitable Trust board members

Independent Trustees

Nick Patrick (Chair)

Nicolas is a human rights lawyer and partner at the global law firm, DLA Piper. Nicolas advises governments, NGOs and UN agencies, and also runs strategic human rights litigation on behalf of individuals. Nicolas has a particular interest in improving access to justice for vulnerable groups and has served on the board of many NGOs and legal aid organisations.

Amie Ibrahimi Brown

Amie joined the board as an independent trustee in March 2017. Amie brings specialist expertise in fundraising, marketing and communications having held a number of senior roles across both the charity and commercial sectors. Amie now works at Arthur London as Strategy Director where she advises on fundraising and growth strategies.

Andrew Lines

Andrew is part of Oxfam where he is Head of Continuous Improvement and a member of their Operational Management Group.  

He brings strategic expertise, linking long and short term objectives to budgets, corporate measurement and evaluation.  He has worked previously as a consultant for organisational development in the finance sector, as well as building leadership frameworks for FTSE 100s.

Andrew first became involved with Amnesty during the Get Up Sign Up campaigns in the 1990s, he has a particular interest in the right to life and the corrosion of rights through climate change. 

He lives with his civil partner and their children and cats in Oxfordshire.

Deborah Charnock

Deborah completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge in 1989 and has since worked in health education, research, and policy development in local government, academia, and international not-for-profit organisations. Most recently, she was Chief Executive of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine from 2012-17. 

Throughout her career, Deborah has had a special interest in personal and community engagement and empowerment, which she has also pursued through voluntary roles including founder member of the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Liaison Group and prison literacy support work. She also served as a Non-Executive Director with NHS Eastern & Coastal Kent from 2006 to 2012 where she championed patient safety, service user involvement and corporate and clinical governance. She has published widely for academic and public audiences on a range of health and social issues. 

Deborah is also a qualified piano accompanist and regularly works with performers and students in her local community. 

Deborah has been an active Amnesty Supporter since 1985.

Nic Vogelpoel

Nic joined the Trust board in August 2016. His academic and professional experience is in the evaluation of health interventions in international development, and health and social care settings, and in developing and implementing integrated health and disability policy. He has worked in higher education, public and third-sector organisations, and currently at the Wellcome Trust his work focusses on grant making, governance, insight & analysis, and strategy.