Paola Uccellari joins JCWI as Interim Executive Director in April 2022. Paola has over ten years' experience in leadership positions, including at the Equal Rights Trust, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Law Society.

She has a history of campaigning on migrants’ and refugees’ rights, including leading the Law Society’s response to the Nationality and Borders Bill and the EHRC’s response to the hostile environment, influencing the UN’s findings on the UK’s treatment of child refugees and migrants and working at the Coventry Refugee Centre.