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 (iCi) project run in conjunction with Slough Council and the Slough Youth Project, as part of the government regeneration project. The main objective of the project was to help young adults within the town’s ethnically diverse community to find jobs within 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.
Golzar is MSc graduated in Urban and Regional Planning 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. Moving to Cambridge, she volunteered to join the NCCP management committee. Very quickly we found out that she was a very proactive and hard-working member of the group, and she effectively started building relationships with other community groups and creating new opportunities. Soon, she became our first paid Project Manager. Her experience and outstanding organisational skills, has allowed us to deliver more activities and do more than ever.
path, her poetry and photography can all be found on her webpages, together with what she is up to these days.
Ana takes care of the marketing aspects at NCCP , she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and two Master’s Degrees, one in Management and another in Marketing Communications. She is multilingual with a wide range of experience in customer relations, international events and digital marketing, including social media and web development.
Having lived in the North area of Cambridge for several years, she is very committed to helping the community and making North Cambridge a great place to live. Ana has previously been a volunteer in other cultural organisations and youth clubs; these experiences made her grew as a person and understand the importance of communities at the same time she was making an impact on other adult and children’s lives.
Ana’s aim is to promote the labour of NCCP and help it grow by supporting and coordinating the marketing activities.