Mostak Mostak Ahmed,  Managing Director

Mostak joined Maison Moti in September 2007. Mostak is a qualified Social Worker by background and has 15 years experience working for a number of local authorities across a variety of social care settings. During the last 7 years of Mostak’s career within local authorities he has worked as a senior manager heading up various divisions, including Asylum Services, Youth Offending and Commissioning. In this time he has been involved in a number of regional, national and also international projects concerning vulnerable people and worked extensively with a variety of government, NGO and European agencies to promote social inclusion.

Mostak has also worked as a social care and management consultant carrying out training, development work and undertaking investigations into major incidents.


DonnaDonna Christie,  Office Manager and PA to MD

Hi I have 25 plus years’ experience working at various levels for large corporations, from PA to CEO’s to management. I eventually became disillusioned with this way of life and made a conscious decision to work in a less commercially driven and more ethical company where I could contribute in some way to helping those that are less fortunate and so in January 2013 joined Maison Moti. Although my work life remains as busy as ever I really enjoy working in a smaller office and for a company where I can see first-hand the difference I can make. In my role I get involved in a wide variety of tasks from ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the office to organising large scale events. I love the diversity and really enjoy coordinating the volunteer admin programme for service users.

I like being creative and in my spare time am involved in property development and interior design.

My qualifications include a Prince 2 in information, technology and infrastructure and a Diploma in PA.


oxana 3Oxana Melnikova, Director of Operations

Privet! (Hello in Russian) I’ve been with Maison Moti since 2003 and have worked my way up to my current role in which I am responsible for the operational line management of all our schemes. The day-to-day issues are in the main dealt with by the scheme managers who I supervise on a 4-6 weekly cycle. This allows me to focus the bulk of my time on assuring the quality of our services in order to ensure that we are achieving the high standards and outcomes we have set and to effect continuous improvement. Coming from a teaching background I’m passionate about developing people and in my role I am also responsible for the learning, training and development of our workforce, which I really enjoy.

By qualification I am Chartered MCIPD and have a Masters in Journalism as well as a degree in teaching.

With two children and a demanding job I have not got time for hobbies at the moment.


ShafiShafi Syed,  Finance and Contracts Manager 

Hello, I started with the company in in 2011 as a Book keeper and when the opportunity arose jumped at the chance to take up my current position. In this role I am responsible for all of our finance processes from the production of annual budgets and monthly managements to the more routine tasks such as income collection, paying invoices and petty cash and bank reconciliations. I am fastidious about proper controls and have to be sure that the books always balance. The other part of my role is to lead on contracts for our various supplies and services. I like problem solving and often find myself getting involved with things that are completely unrelated to my role. I also occasionally work with service users who volunteer with our finance team.  

I have an MSc in Financial Management (merit) and have since gone on to become a Chartered Certified  Accountant.  

I’m keen on travel and enjoy broadening my horizons.  


NadiaNadia Cherkaoui,  Service User Empowerment Coordinator (SUEC)

Hola! I’ve been with Maison Moti since 2010, initially as the Office Manager & PA to MD. Whilst I enjoyed being in this role the contact I had with service users made me realise that I had a natural ability to engage with them and this led me onto wanting to work in a role more directly with people experiencing mental health problems. In 2012  the SUEC position became available and I knew that I had to go for it. I haven’t looked back since. I love being in a position where I am able to advocate for service users, make sure that their views are listened to and to  develop opportunities and initiatives to empower them. It is hugely rewarding to see how the things that I put in place make a real and significant difference to service users. Click here for more details about what I do and how we empower service users.


jasonJason Lennox,   Maintenance Manager

Hello all. Quality accommodation, fittings and furnishings  is something that comes as standard with the placements provided by our company. Making sure that this is the case falls under my remit as the Maintenance Manager. I work alongside a number of approved contractors and suppliers to maintain our high standards. Our properties are inspected routinely and fully refurbished as per our schedule or each time a room/ flat becomes vacant. I joined Maison Moti in 2009 . What I really enjoy about what I do is the creativity and design involved in the refurbishments. I also enjoy helping the service users who volunteer for our maintenance programme.  

I support Spurs and play golf in my free time and like a good joke. 


MichaelMick Burling,  Maintenance Officer

Hi, I started with the company in 2013. I work with Jason to help maintain our properties, dealing more with the routine and emergency repairs that are needed to keep our schemes functioning. There is always a lot of work on but I like the fact that the environment is relaxed and I enjoy the banter and interaction with operational staff and service users.

I am a family man and love spending time with my grandchildren.