OUR POLICY DOCUMENTS
We are a group of passionate and committed residents who want to make our area an even better place to live and work. You can read more about each of us below…
Nuno, Coming Together & Youth
Nuno, a resident of W12 for over 44 years, originally from Portugal, is a certified Test Engineer since 1978, holding credentials from MoD, C.A.A., and London Underground Transport. Nuno managed telecommunications and bio-medical electronics in Angola. In 1999, he founded the Portuguese School of IT in London, demonstrating a commitment to community education. Recognised with the 2023 Teaching Excellence by STEM, Nuno earned QTLS Status in 2011. Passionate about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, he was named the Best Student Volunteer of the year 2009/10. Currently, Nuno encourages future careers in engineering, and other sectors by delivering guitar lessons and computer skills in the heart of W12 at Parkview.
I’ve lived in the borough since I was a kid and went to high school in White City so it’s an area close to my heart. I have been involved in a number of community initiatives and I am always looking for ways I can help out in the area. I am involved in running a local football team called Woodlane Fc which coaches has age groups spanning from 7 year olds to adults. I am particularly passionate about youth development and energy justice.
Esmeralda, Co-Chair & Coming Together Lead
Janis has lived in White City for over 40 years and is involved in many projects around W12. This includes a newly formed project called Black role models with cofounder Danny which aims to highlight and celebrate black role models in and around white city. She is also supporting a local resident, Eva, with a new project called Community no.1 which provides ESOL classes for local residents. Janis is a regular volunteer at the local Food bank whilst working as a mentor and youth worker in the locality. Over the school holidays, Janis supports Danny from Switch Sports to run free sports activities for local young people.
Harry was the Cochair of W12Together until April 2021. He grew up in West London and has lived in or around White City for most of the past 15 years. Harry worked in international development for more than a decade, implementing aid projects in Tanzania, Nepal, and elsewhere, and he now works as a civil servant.
Kane, Health & Youth
Kane has been a board member of W12Together since April 2019. He grew up in West London and has lived in W12 since 2015. From 2011 Kane has worked in finance and he is currently retraining to be a doctor. Kane is particularly interested in improving community health and youth development in the area.
John Kariko, Community Manager
Lawrence has lived in and around West London for the past 12 years and has been a resident of Wormholt and White City for the past 4 years. Lawrence works with global tech firms, likes animals, enjoys cooking and lives for a better community.
Jenny, Co-Chair and Health Lead
Jenny has lived in West London for 13 years, she has also worked in the borough for many years. Working in mental health within the NHS for over a decade, she has seen the impact of stigma and psychosocial pressures that can have devastating impacts on children and families. Through volunteering with W12Together she is excited to have the opportunity to listen to the community and to support them to find their own health and wellbeing solutions. She is passionate about Community Psychology and Social Justice.