Our Team

Islamic Relief Australia strives to fulfil the mission of our wider Islamic Relief Worldwide family: to alleviate the suffering of people affected by natural disasters, conflicts, and poverty.

Our team in Australia is made up of dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Together, we are united in our mission to provide aid and support to those who need it most.

Senior Leadership Team

Samir Bennegadi 
Ammar Faraj 
Asif Sana
Ayman Abdelhady 

Regional Representatives

Maie Sufan 
Mohamed Taha
Abdul Samim Khan
Baha Yehia 

National Operations Team

Zainab Abdulatef 
Peter Sapsford
Yimen Kanj 
Fazilet Baskan 
Shayma Benhenni 
Nadya Labiba 

Our Board of Trustees

Each member of our Board of Trustees is a volunteer, chosen because they have a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience that will help us respond to key challenges.

The Board of Trustees oversees the strategic direction of Islamic Relief Australia, working closely with the CEO to provide oversight, advice and guidance to the broader team. The Directors on the Board are volunteers and not compensated in their capacity as directors.

Learn more about the Board of Trustees here.

Our team on the ground

Our field workers are based in some of the most remote and challenging locations around the world. They provide emergency relief and long-term support to those affected by disasters and conflicts, using their wealth of experience and knowledge to provide the best possible care.

Program managers ensure that our aid is delivered effectively and efficiently. By working closely with our field workers and local partners, they ensure Islamic Relief designs and implements programs with the greatest impact.

Support staff is the backbone of our operations, working behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly, so our team can focus on delivering aid to those in need.

We are proud of the work of our team and their continuing commitment to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need.