Our Consortium

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Our Consortium is a team of people who are made up of representatives from local community, art, health and voluntary organisations from across Medway and Swale.

Together they help us make decisions about supporting our local communities through our events and projects.

Chair

Dalia Halpern-Matthews – Befriending Programme Manager, Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

 

Members 

Matthew Andrew – Programme Director, Photography, UCA

 

Heather Burgess –  Co-Chair of Medway Arts Forum, Director of Sun Pier House

 

Stephen Perez – Co-ordinator, Arches Local “Big Local”, Chatham

 

Kimberley Reynolds – Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, Chair of Medway Cares Charity

 

Christine White, Director of Swale Community and Voluntary Service (SCVS)

 

The Ideas Test Consortium also has special observers from Kent County Council, Swale Borough Council, Medway Council, and the Royal Opera House Bridge that attend the quarterly meetings.

Specialist Advisors

Gurvinder Sandher, Artistic Director, Cohesion Plus who deliver festivals and outdoor performances in North Kent. They are specialist advisers to the consortium on issues of community voice, diversity, inclusion and social cohesion through. At a time of increased hate crime and a lack of diversity and inclusion in some of our communities, this role is particularly vital.