Here are some of the lovely brains that are part of The Community Brain family
Robin is a Director of The Community Brain, with much of his work focused on encouraging people to engage with ‘place’ not ‘space' and influencing the design and regeneration of community assets, like the High Street.
He is a founding Trustee/Director of The Rose Theatre, Kingston, and Chair of the charity Creative Youth, organisers of the International Youth Arts Festival, held annually in Kingston.
Robin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University for works in the arts and communities and an MBE in the 2015 New Years Honour’s list.
Tina is a freelance Stage and Production Manager who works on a range of projects in theatre and live events with a passion for site specific productions. Her experience ranges from opera and dance to working in muddy fields at Boomtown and Glastonbury.
With a love for live music she helps program and run the music stages at The Community Brain events throughout the year.
Having lived in Surbiton for nearly ten years, Tina is passionate about her vibrant local area and helping deliver events and projects for the community.
Andy is manager of SHEDx Growing Ideas (our community engagement and regeneration project in Tolworth) and joined us after a long career in corporate management at John Lewis. Andy delivered major change programmes across the UK and was responsible for strategic policy development while attached to the public affairs team.
He has worked in and around Kingston for the past 20 years and was a Board member then Chair of Kingston First BID for most of that time.
In an earlier life he was a concert promoter, pianist, drummer and carpenter (but not all at the same time).
Pablo finished his Masters in Architecture at Kingston University in 2017 and has worked as a freelancer for a range of architectural practices. He is a maker and enjoys working in close contact with materials in all their forms.
Since co-founding 121 Collective in 2018, Pablo has been working closely with the Community Brain to develop the Farm of Futures into a community hub based in the Tolworth main allotments.
He is interested in Up-cycling as a method to tackle waste and climate change and enjoys connecting to nature through gardening.
Paul has spent over 20 years planning, managing and delivering communications projects for charities and not-for profit organisations, including using communications to help people around the globe lose less and grow more food.
Paul is a founder member of The Community Brain, committed to supporting sound strategy, and focusing on getting real impact and change from its work.
Aniela is a Director of The Community Brain with a focus on project and event management, artistic and creative programming and ensuring each community gets the right mentoring and support they need to deliver their own projects confidently.
Aniela has worked in festivals and events for over ten years and has a passion for bringing together professional artists with communities to create beautiful, brilliant and breathtaking performances and happenings.
Brett Alderton is the Events Director for The Community Brain and is an accomplished event director, experienced manager of projects and effective leader.
Working for a range of blue chip corporate, public sector and charity sector clients, Brett has successfully developed strategies and plans to deliver change, influence outcomes and engage with stakeholders.
Brett is a community organiser and is a Director and Trustee for Creative Youth, organisers of the International Youth Arts Festival.