Andrei is passionate about community work and has a keen social conscience. He has been a teacher, company director, and now works in a marketing role for a well established education company.
With a background in media production and design, Andrej came onboard to launch the North Cambridge Community Partnership, helping with the branding and publicity of the organisation. Having started as a trustee, dealing primarily with the marketing and PR of the organisation, he has now taken the role of chair of the NCCP. Since launch, the organisation has quickly developed, offering more activities, events and support for the local community than ever before, at a time when local government funding is ever more scarce. Due to cutbacks from the council, the NCCP lost the support of community workers, and Andrej was instrumental in appointing the very first paid employee to ensure ongoing success of the organisation.
Ricardo is a secondary school teacher with 10 years of experience in the educational sector and with over 15 years’ experience in the private and commercial sector. Prior to his teaching career, Ricardo worked for Tribal Education & Technology as production director. He had the opportunity to be involved in the Inclusion in the Creative Industry (
Ricardo has an MSC in Computer Science from Middlesex University and a Master in Education from Cambridge University. He has been living in the North Cambridge Community for more than 15 years and has been involved in community work for longer than 18 years, during this time he founded the ‘Apple Resident Association’ and acted as chair to help planning activities to improve the education and living conditions of the community in Laxton Way in Cambridge. A great achievement was the elimination of rubbish dumping and a reduction in vandalism and antisocial behaviour. Ricardo was also a member of the Harambee Centre as part of the management committee. The objective of this was to provide information, advice, education and training on global development and environmental issues.
Ricardo is the chairperson of the NCCP and he hopes that with his skills and experience and as part as an experienced and well-qualified team, they will be able to contribute to the mission and objectives of the organisation and to make a difference in the community.
Goli is from Teheran where she ran her own urban planning company together with her husband. Their focus was on creating affordable housing and running projects of community benefit. We got talking and soon she volunteered to join the management committee. Very quickly we found out that she was a very proactive and hard-working member of the group, and she quickly started building relationships with other community groups and creating new opportunities. Soon, she became our first paid project coordinator. Her experience and outstanding organisational skills, has allowed us to deliver more activities and do more than ever.