Gibril Faal OBE, JP Co-Founder & Director
Gibril Faal has been a director of GK Partners since 2004. He is also the Interim Executive Director of the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT), working to establish it as a service delivery directorate in Brussels. In October 2013, he delivered a keynote opening address at the UN General Assembly session of the High Level Dialogue on Migration and International Development. He is a board member of Bond. He was the chairman of AFFORD-UK and is the founder of RemitAid™. Gibril has been a board member of funds that invest in international development projects, including DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund and the EC-UN Joint Migration & Development Initiative. He co-chaired the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development and is a senior research associate with the Foreign Policy Centre.
Katharine Ford BA, FRSA Co-Founder & Director
Katharine Ford has been a director of GK Partners since 2004. She developed and leads the ‘Access to Property’ programme. She has acted as part-time CEO of Hangar Arts Trust, establishing it as a leading centre for circus and aerial arts in London. She planned and oversaw the creation of a number of successful property-related social enterprises, including asset transfers from municipal authorities. Katharine is currently working with the Cinema Museum on a multi-million pound programme to purchase and redevelop a former hospital complex in South London into a modern world class museum. She has served on various strategic panels including the London Social Economy Taskforce. She managed GK Partners’ pre-Olympic contract which involved relocating social enterprises from land in Stratford which was developed into the London 2012 Olympics village.