Nahim Ahmed MBE

Community Advisory Board

Nahim serves the most vulnerable members of society through his work in the private, public and third sectors. His professional experiences in a range of sectors help create positive sustainable changes in areas affected by poverty.

Steve Donkin

Community Advisory Board

After 25 years working in the utilities business, Steve went on to develop and deliver learning programmes in the public and private sectors, and is now a self-employed VCS Consultant in Sunderland, providing critical support at board and operational levels in the BME Community.

Ryan McKay

Community Advisory Board

A youth worker and intergenerational practitioner with a background in community education, Ryan is based at the Citadel Youth Centre in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ranjit Dhillon

Community Advisory Board

Chief Executive of a local community-based organisation, Ranjit has lived in the London borough of Richmond for 34 years and is a trustee of a local infrastructure support organisation.

Louise McLaughlin-Borlace

Community Advisory Board

Louise is keen to represent peoples’ views from Co. Fermanagh and exchange skills and best practice, identifying projects that may help develop the community sector within Northern Ireland.

Kevin Dixon

Community Advisory Board

The Chair of Healthwatch Torbay and the Torbay Patient Participation Group Network, Kevin has a particular interest in health, social care and community responses to poverty.

Islam Jalaita

Community Advisory Board

Islam brings 15 years’ experience, knowledge, understanding and strategic thinking, working with diverse communities to empower people to lead and nurture resilient communities.

Esmee Wilcox

Community Advisory Board

Esmee works in strategic innovation within social purpose organisations. She has her own company – Socially Adept – and previously spent 11 years leading complex change initiatives within the public sector, working with charities and social enterprises. She’s also worked across central government, including on the 2005 cross-government disability strategy. 

Baldev Singh Bains

Community Advisory Board

Supporting places of Sikh worship develop better governance structures and approaches to serving others, Baldev seeks to bring social change to convey the message that we all are global citizens living together on planet earth.

Andrea Kemp

Community Advisory Board

Andrea is keen to connect with people and help influence policymakers and commissioners to invest in and understand what really matters to people for the long term.

Alison Macklin

Community Advisory Board

Alison uses her skills and knowledge to represent the rural communities she’s connected to, sharing their insights and concerns with those holding influence to make significant change. 


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