The YES team

Alfred Ekpenyong

Chief Executive Officer

Alfred has worked in the third sector for over 10 years, he brings vast range of experiences working as a Manager of Operations, Youth Coordinator, Adult and Youth Mentor, Careers Coach, Employment Advisor and has built up a strong networks in grassroots and youth Football. He has been involved with YES since 2015; He is very passionate about enabling young people to reach their full potential and is a keen advocate of the development of multiple intelligences in people.

Ewa Nowak

Office Administrator

Ewa has a background in keeping records, database development and book-keeping and has worked for the private and voluntary sector. She is also the Secretary of Cricklewood Wanderers and a passionate follower of Cricklewood Wanderers FC and has never missed a match. She enjoys spending time with her friends, reading and singing in her spare time.

Ifath Arwah

Marketing and Communications Officer


Ifath has worked as a journalist, research, marketing, and communications professional. She has a passion for development, politics, and Middle Eastern studies and is a talented writer. She enjoys reading, fitness, and traveling.

John Fisher

Skills and Employment Officer

John has over 10 years’ experience working with young people in the third sector and education settings. This has included a number of roles helping young people in to work or training opportunities. He previously developed and delivered a financial inclusion project for a national charity. He is passionate about developing young people and ensuring positive outcomes. A keen skateboarder, he also enjoys walks in the countryside, camping and spending time with his twins.

Romario McLeod

Youth Coordinator

Romario started out as a player for CWFC and started coaching when he was 16 through after school clubs, before joining YES as a staff member. He has a major passion for football and youth development.


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