Who we are: Senior Staff

Read about our senior managers.
Director of Publications - Shaila Shah

Shaila is BAAF's Director of Publications with responsibility for commissioning, managing, delivering and marketing BAAF's publications and periodicals programme. She comes from a journalism and publishing background and has worked with BAAF for 13 years, heading a team of 11 editorial, sales and marketing staff. BAAF Bookshop

Director of Policy, Research & Development - Dr John Simmonds OBE

John is a qualified social worker and until his appointment at BAAF was the Programme Coordinator for social work programmes at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has been involved in consultancy and training to social workers and social work organisations throughout his career. He has published many articles and chapters in books and was the co-editor of 'Direct Work with Children' published by BAAF/Batsford in 1988. He is the adoptive father of two children.