Michelle Brissett –  Director of Finance & Resources 

Michelle is CIMA qualified with over 16 years’ experience in the not-for-profit and private sectors.  She is responsible for the Finance and Resources function at CUF and remains one of the longest standing member of staff.  Michelle exercises her passion for music in her local church at Kensington Temple and enjoys supporting other women.  She likes reading and does whatever it takes to remain healthy.

Gemechu Gadata - Group Management Accountant

Gemechu joined the CUF Finance team in May 2018. He is ACCA qualified accountant and currently he has enrolled for MBA part-time Programme with Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining CUF, he worked for a Global Charity operates in social care services in different capacities, from finance assistance to Financial controller positions.

In his current role as a Group management accountant his responsibilities encompasses; producing accurate and timely management accounts and statutory accounts for individual charities as well as the Group, business partnering with various budget holders.

In his spare time Gemechu enjoys socialising with friends and watching sports; especially football as he is a BIG fan of Arsenal.

Yuliya Shcherban - Group Management Accountant

Yuliya joined the CUF Finance Team in February 2010 and, prior to that, worked in various finance roles in the private sector. She has a degree in Business and Economics and is in the final stage of the ACCA qualification.  Her main responsibilities include accurate and timely preparation of the management and statutory accounts for individual charities, as well as the Group, and production and analysis of various reports and financial information to allow the organisation to make well-informed decisions for future stability. Outside of work and studying, Yuliya enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Paul Marten - Management Accountant

Paul joined CUF in 2004 as part of the Grants team. He transferred to the Finance team in 2010.  Paul is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and consistency of financial data in CUF’s databases. He has a degree in mathematics and is in the final stages of completing an accountancy qualification.

Purbasha Roy - Finance Manager

Purbasha joined CUF in January 2018.  She works with the Finance Team to help co-ordinate the annual budgets, forecasts and management accounts as well as further develop our reporting and financial systems.  Having trained as a Chartered accountant in the audit sector,  she has worked in similar roles in the not-for-profit and charity sectors for the last 16 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and reading in her spare time.