Strategic Team

David Marcus

Chair - Board of Trustees

David is Chair of The Victoria Climbié Foundation Executive Committee (Board of Trustees).

He is also Director - Joint Head of Family Department at legal firm Burke Niazi, specialising in care and ancillary relief. In addition to this legal practice, David has for many years acted as a legal consultant to a number of charities and non-governmental organisations working to eradicate the commercial sexual exploitation of children including appearing at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva.

Mor Dioum

Co-Founder and Director

Mor is the Director of VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK. He co-founded VCF with Mr and Mrs Climbié (Victoria’s parents) to campaign for improvement in child protection policies and practices and to ensure effective links and coordination between statutory agencies, care services and BME communities.

Mor is also spearheading the Victoria Climbié Charitable Trust (VCCT), set-up to build a school in Victoria’s home town, in the Ivory Coast. The school – Centre d’Education Primaire Victoria Adjo Climbié – opened its doors in 2009 with capacity to teach up to 360 children, including ICT and English.

In November 2015, Mor received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of East London.

Stephanie Yorath

Programme Director

Stephanie joined The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK in 2007, and is now its Programme Director. She and the Foundation are currently developing a National Centre of Excellence that will respond to government policies and provide an independent environment for sharing and researching best practices for children's rights, care and protection.

Stephanie is a communicator and facilitator, and provides strategic support and oversight of VCF's services. She is also a practice educator for social work masters students seeking to develop their practice skills within an advocacy-based environment

In November 2015, Stephanie received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of East London.

Chris Bourlet


Zibiah Alfred Loakthar


Kevin Muhammad


Juliet Walton