Aggie is a new member of the community, having moved to Stonegrove just over 2 years ago. From very early on, Aggie has taken an active role in the promotion of OneStonegrove and undertaken many tasks, from doorstep surveys to pottery painting at fun days. All while balancing her professional life as a designer, artist and business owner.
Born and raised in Poland, Aggie has lived abroad for most of her adult life. Travelling has given her the opportunity to explore many different cultures and become involved in lots of exciting community projects.
Aggie hopes to use this experience to help facilitate a programme of diverse activities and events at OneStonegrove.
Brian is a Councillor for the Edgware Ward of Barnet, which the OneStonegrove centre is based within, and is the Chair of the Hendon Area Planning Committee. He also lives in the ward, very close to the centre itself. As well as providing the link to Barnet Council and other parts of the local community, Brian is also a Solicitor & Consultant for the law firm Waller Pollins Goldstein.
Dan is the Chair of Stonegrove Community Trust. He moved to live on Stonegrove 5 years ago, and has been involved with the new Centre for the last 3 years. His mission is to build and operate a community centre the residents of Stonegrove will be proud to call their own. In his professional capacity Dan does Business Development & Mergers & Acquisitions for a multinational engineering and defence contractor. In his spare time Dan volunteers on a number of different voluntary boards. He is married and has two children.
Dan’s vision is to see the new OneStonegrove Centre at the heart of the community and the development, and for it to be a Centre that is sustainable, secure, and with a broad variety of services and facilities catering for youth, family, elderly and disabled people from the local and surrounding areas.
David is a civil servant working for HM Treasury on tax policy. He moved to Stonegrove in 2016 because he was inspired by the diversity of the estate and the opportunity to be part of a real community. David’s vision for the Trust is that it helps people living in Stonegrove to meet with and learn from one another. He is particularly keen that the Trust works in partnership with other organisations to help people (especially young people) develop their skills and improve their work opportunities.
Alongside supporting the Trust, David is studying to become a chartered tax adviser, and enjoys rugby, cricket, and computer games. He attends St Peter’s Church.
Gilead works as a creative media specialist, coming from a background in audio-visual and music production, video production and visual arts. Within a voluntary capacity, Gilead is a congregational and liturgical lay-leader for Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue, and leads many of the annual cycle services for the community. Further afield, Gilead serves as a director on the board of the Association of Professional Recording Services, and is a trustee and executive officer of the National Music Council. Gilead also takes a keen interest in education and is a school governor and former chair for Fairway Primary School and Children’s Centre in Mill Hill. Gil is keen to bring his knowledge from his professional and voluntary vocation, and apply it for the benefit of Stonegrove Community Trust and the new community centre.
Ingrid has taken an active interest in the community around her for a number of years. She wants to ensure that the local community receives maximum benefit from the work carried out by the Trust. Ingrid works in accounting, and is a mother of four grown up children.
Originally from the North, Katie moved to London in 2015 and has lived at Stonegrove since 2016, with her now-husband. Katie is a chartered accountant at an accountancy firm in the city. She very much enjoys living in North London for its accessible amenities, abundant green spaces and friendly people. Outside of work, Katie considers herself an avid amateur-baker and budding knitter.
She has been a Trustee of Stonegrove Community Trust since summer 2017 and is keen to help the Trust continue their good work within the community. Bringing her wealth of accounting experience to the Trust, Katie is keen to maximise the resources to serve the community.
Martin is the Head of Community for Peabody, who are the social landlord for the Stonegrove estate. He brings with him a huge amount of community development experience, and networks. Martin joined the board in September 2018, and is keen to see the trust continue to develop, providing valuable services, activities & events for the local community.
Rev Simon Rea has loved living with his family and working on the Stonegrove Estate as Pioneering Minister at St Peter’s Church since 2008. He is passionate about seeing the local community flourish which is why he is actively involved with local organisations including the Stonegrove and Spur Road Community Group, SureStart Advisory Board and Edgware Ward Panel. He also chairs the New Solutions Steering Group which oversees the Stonegrove Estates’ Youth Project and the Day’s and Atkinsons’ Almshouse Charity.