About the Trustees

Alice Boyle

Alice is a solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum and currently working at Duncan Lewis & Co in Dalston.

Julian Davies


Julian, formerly finance director for marketing communications agencies, now runs a consultancy advising companies in that sector. He is treasurer of Friends of Aschiana.

Emma Diggle

Emma is a qualified nurse and has just completed a Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Fiona and John Earle

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For many years John and Fiona have raised funds for schools in rural Nepal through giving talks and selling Nepalese and Tibetan jewellery. John was a GP (UK general doctor), a medical journalist and worked in public health. Fiona paints watercolours of flowers, exhibiting at the Royal Horticultural Society, and has won three awards. They tirelessly raise funds (and awareness) for Friends of Aschiana mainly in and around Hertford. They were both awarded MBEs for services to street children in Kabul. Fiona is secretary of Friends of Aschiana.

Lucy Gordon


Lucy is a freelance producer and writer and worked with Equal Access in Kabul, writing and producing dramas for education and social development in Dari and Pashto with a team of Afghans. She is now posted to Jordan.

Edward Lockhart-Mummery

Edward is a director of Resource Decisions which advises on environmental issues and low carbon economic development. He was chairman of Friends of Aschiana from its inception in 2002 until 2012.

Rosamund Lockhart-Mummery

Rosamund taught history of art at the Open University and was then a full-time mother. She now runs a building and decorating company in central London.

Caroline Mylon

Caroline Mylon

Chair Friends of Aschiana - Independent Film-maker and Producer of Broadcast TV humanitarian documentaries, including Dispatches in Africa. Video maker for NGO's throughout the conflict in Bosnia and Former Yugoslavia. First filmed the work of Aschiana in Afghanistan 2002. Most recently for FoA in 2012 and committed to assisting its progress through the years to come.

Hugh Riddell


Hugh, formerly a merchant banker, worked for the UNDP in Afghanistan from 2003-4, the World Bank in Washington DC and as the co-ordinator of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund in Kabul until 2012. He is now working for the World Bank in Kenya.

Salang Nature by Ashna Koutchis by Ashna Nature of Paghman by Najib