Our Team


Saif Ali
Founder, Director and Community Engagement Facilitator

Inspired by his own 18-year journey of seeking asylum after leaving Iraq as a young boy, Saif founded Integr8 UK in 2015 after receiving his leave to remain in the UK.

Saif’s mission is to enable refugees and asylum seekers to uncover their innate potential and gifts, integrate into their communities and lead a purposeful life while doing work they are passionate about. To read more about Saif Ali, please visit this link.


Maya Bahoshy
Director and cross-cultural facilitator 

Maya joins the board of Directors of Integr8, bringing 10 years of global experience in international development, social enterprise, learning & development. Maya is a strong advocate for cultural diversity and understanding, working closely with global youth education movements including the United World Colleges and Incitement. To read more about Maya, please visit this link.


Nicole Redfern
Community Engagement Coordinator

Nicole supports Saif and the Dartington Hall Trust with the design and running of Integr8 UK’s community engagement activities.

Nicole is a ‘multi-hyphenate’: someone who pursues various paths at the same time! These have included educational and heritage projects, cultural awareness raising, community building and engagement, and theatre (directing, making, and community practice). In all that she does, Nicole seeks to honour an interest and commitment to social justice. She is particularly passionate about supporting refugees and asylum seekers, and has spent time volunteering in Northern France – both in the old Calais Jungle, and the current ‘camp’ near Dunkirk.