Our People


Interim Manager: Mohammed Walji

Mohammed (Mo) has 20 years’ experience in youth and community work in the charity and local government sectors. He knows Gospel Oak well, having first worked here a decade ago.


  •  Chair: Celia David
    Celia has lived in Gospel Oak for nearly 30 years. Celia has two grown up children and worked until she retired as a social worker.
  • Treasurer: Dinah Gallop
    Dinah has lived in Gospel Oak for over 30 years. Now retired, she was a senior public affairs manager during her professional life.
  • Secretary: Ted Laing
    Ted has lived in Gospel Oak for 20 years, since his children were teenagers.  He works as an economist, specialising in aid to developing countries.


  • John Cochrane
    John has been resident in the local area since 1990. On  leaving the Army in 1998 as a colonel he joined the Ministry of Defence. He currently works part time as a political risk analyst.
  • Larraine Revah has been a councillor for Gospel Oak since 2010 . She has served as Mayor of Camden, twice in Camden’s Cabinet and is currently the Council’s Champion for carers and for people with learning disabilities and vice chair of Camden’s Disability Oversight Panel. Larraine is the Over-75s and community services manager for Highgate NewTown Community Centre.
  • Dee Searle
    Dee has been a local resident since 1999. Dee’s professional background is in journalism and communication, campaigning and fundraising for charities and United Nations agencies.

We welcome new trustees, particularly from people who live or have connections in the Gospel Oak area or went to the youth club in Queens Crescent as a young person. To find out more, please email goal@qcca.org or call 020 7419 2700.