Head office team

AUGB is run by a small team based at the Association’s headquarters building in Notting Hill in London. The team can be contacted by telephone during normal office hours Monday – Friday on 020 7229 8392.

Petro Rewko
Chairman of the Board and Asset Manager
Contact: petro.rewko@augb.co.uk

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Fedir Kurlak
Chief Executive and member of the Board.

Joined AUGB Head Office in 1985 as External Affairs Officer, liaising with media on issues as wide-ranging as Ukrainian political prisoners, the Chornobyl disaster and the implications of perestroika. Appointed General Secretary in 1990.

Fedir is responsible for the day to day running of AUGB and the management of HQ staff. He takes personal responsibility for executor and legacy services to members and for liaison with the Embassy of Ukraine and other external organisations.

Contact: fedir.kurlak@augb.co.uk

Roman Bodnarec
Finance Director
Contact: roman.bodnarec@augb.co.uk

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Dr Ludmila Pekarska

Curator of the Taras Shevchenko Library and Archive

A graduate of Kyiv’s Shevchenko State University (Department of History and Archaeology). Between 1991-2000 worked as a Special Research Assistant in the Department of Medieval & Later Antiquities at the British Museum, London. Awarded the Whitney Fellowship in 1996 and worked in the Department of Medieval Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Awarded a PhD degree in 1997 for her Doctoral Dissertation “Lost Ukrainian Art Treasures of the 10th-13th centuries”. Her publications include the monograph “Der Silberschatz von Martynovka (Ukraine) aus dem 6-7 Jahrhundert” (Innsbruck 1994, pp. 1-175) and numerous articles in academic historical journals.

Dr Pekarska maintains the library’s unique collection of books about Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora – which is the largest collection in Europe outside Ukraine itself. She maintains links with the British Library and with students and academics researching Ukrainian issues. She has particularly close links with academic institutions and museums in Ukraine. She is also responsible for exhibitions, book launches and other cultural events held at Linden Gardens.

Since the beginning of July 2011 she has headed an Editorial Team to produce the bi-weekly editions of Ukrayinska Dumka

Contact: ludmila.pekarska@augb.co.uk

Nataliia Wayson
Administrative Assistant
Contact: nataliia.wayson@augb.co.uk

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