We are working on growing the team.
For now please find some information about some our current members below, we will add more soon.
Emma Woolf MBE Currently I'm a volunteer and trustee for Cotteridge Park and Birmingham Open Spaces Forum. With 35 years of campaigning experience I'm a "give it a go" kind of woman.
Chris Bonnard I live in South Birmingham and have been Chairperson of Shenley Youth & Community Trust since September 2010. Previously I was Chief Executive of two infra-structure voluntary organisations in the West Midlands and Deputy Director of an organisation resettling refugees from Vietnam. I am able to offer management, business planning and governance skills and experience to the work of Birmingham Community Matters.
Ridhi Kalaria I am a Community Researcher, Director and Diversity Officer at Ort Gallery. I'm looking for better ways to work in and with Birmingham.
Dipali Chandra Having worked in the community and voluntary sector for over 20 years, I am currently a freelance consultant who runs West Midlands Funders Network, and undertakes funding assessments, monitoring, organisational reviews, research, strategy and business development for the third sector.
Karen Cheney I have been involved in local government and communities for over 30 years, with a specific experience in community asset transfer, community development, community planning and engagement.
John Fletcher I am a chemical engineer involved in multiple community activities such as Bournville Model Railway Club, Friends of Northfield Library and Weoley Hill Church.
Nick Booth I'm a former BBC political reporter and television and radio documentary maker who now owns and runs Podnosh. In 2012 I was pleased to accept a Prime Minister’s Big Society award on behalf of the Social Media Surgery movement I helped to establish. This is the model upon which Birmingham Community Matters is based.