North East

Co-Chair – Lucy Adams


Lucy Adams is currently undertaking an MSc in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University, having recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University. She works as a volunteer youth worker and is Vice-Chairperson of Gateshead Youth Council. Lucy has volunteered with Remembering Srebrenica since 2017, after attending a delegation and then taking up an internship with the charity before joining the NE Board. She hopes to increase the awareness of the Srebrenica genocide through education, and by working closely with young people in the North East.

In July 2018, Lucy held a memorial event which saw the lighting up of the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, as well as organising commemorations in her former secondary school and a memorial event at in the Council Chambers in Gateshead Civic Centre. Lucy hopes to continue this in Gateshead and ensure that the North East commemorates Srebrenica every year. Her interests include human rights, gender and the ever-changing nature of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Co-Chair– Smajo Bešo

Board members

  • Peter Sager
  • Andrew Rothwell
  • Sue Adams
  • Lauren Batley
  • Jerri Butler
  • Smajo Bešo
  • Louis Monroe