Manor Gardens announces return of familiar face as new CEO

We’re delighted to welcome back Hekate Papadaki who has assumed the role of CEO at Manor Gardens as of November 2022. Hekate previously worked as the Advocacy Service Manager at Manor Gardens between 2008 – 2013 where she founded our notable FGM service.

After leaving Manor Gardens, Hekate took on leadership roles at Rosa Fund UK and Barnardo’s leading advocacy and policy work around FGM, work for which she was recognised as one of the most influential Londoner’s by the Evening Standard newspaper. She later led Hestia’s policy work on modern slavery leading a number of influential research publications and launching a landmark police super-complaint on modern slavery in 2018. Hekate laid the groundwork for the Trussell Trust’s flagship Pathfinder Programme to end the reliance on food banks before returning to Manor Gardens.

We are delighted to have Hekate back at Manor Gardens, bringing with her a wealth of expertise and commitment to our charity’s cause.