North Bristol Advice Centre is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and is governed by an independent management committee of local residents and professionals with a wide range of skills and experience.


Katherine Tanko – Director

Luke Albarran – Advice Team Manager

Melinda Marton – Finance and Operations Manager

Jenni Wilson – Fundraising, Communications and Admin Officer

Allison Clarke – Administrator

Arifa Akhter – Receptionist

Mandy Williams – Debt Advice Worker

Barney Matthews – Debt Advice Worker

Elis Davies – Debt Advice Worker

Hira Mamoon – Welfare Benefits Advice Worker

Karen Donovan – Welfare Benefits Triage Worker

Rebekah Grose – Welfare Benefits Triage Worker

Nicola Green – Get Online Coordinator

We are also ably assisted by a dedicated and highly valued team of volunteers.

Management Committee

Sian Edmunds, Chair

Sian is a partner at the Bristol based law firm Burges Salmon. She lives in North Bristol and has two children who attend schools in North Bristol.

Temba Mahari, Vice Chair

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Second Step for the Specialist Community Forensic Team. Temba reviews the team’s processes, conducts assessments, delivers training and workshops, and is currently building a sustainable strategy to ensure the team is being equal, fair, and inclusive.

Jon Sankey, Treasurer

Jon is a Business Development Manager for Bristol Heat Networks at Bristol City Council. With a background in banking and the energy industry, Jon now spends his days building out Bristol’s expanding heat network which will be a major contributor to the city’s ambitions of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He lives in East Bristol with his wife and daughter.

Kelly Goudge, Secretary

Born and raised in North Bristol, Kelly has worked in the Education sector in a variety of administrative roles. She is currently an Events Manager within the work-based learning sector. She has vast experience in events management, marketing, and business administration.

Janine Garel, Trustee

Janine has recently returned to Bristol having spent many years in London working as Senior Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with National Citizens Advice for the past 14 years. Her background is practicing as a Solicitor, specialising in discrimination law and practice at Bristol Law Centre in the 1990s until 2006.

Jane Rogers, Trustee

Retired solicitor and former chair of trustees at Endeavour multi-academy trust in North Bristol. She is also a trustee of a number of not-for-profit organisations and a keen advocate for access to justice.

Bob Walters, Trustee

Bob is a local resident active in the community. He was an NBAC Get Online volunteer before joining the trustee board.

We warmly welcome committed people who live or work in the communities we serve to join our management committee.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Katherine Tanko, Director,

Latest news

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NBAC restructures to make advice charity fit for the future

By trustees taking this action, they have created a new structure to make NBAC a strong, sustainable and resilient organisation going forward.

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Online Advice Tool launched

A new online tool designed to increase access to advice has been launched by North Bristol Advice Centre

Older people learning digital skills

Helping older people learn digital skills to reconnect with the world

Schoolchildren aren’t the only ones who need access to the internet.