Meet the Commissioners

The Commission is made up of leaders in all spheres of influence including policy makers, politicians and practitioners – who collectively provide expertise, knowledge and experience to help formulate proposals for a citywide approach. The cross-partner commission involves Birmingham City Council, the Children’s Society and the University of Birmingham as well as other agencies who all have a part to play in preventing children growing up in poverty.

The commissioners are listed below – click on the photo for a biography of each member:

Matthew  Chair Matthew Reed – Chief Executive of Children’s Society

Sam Vice Chair Sam Monaghan – Executive Director  Barnardo’s

 Jason Wouhra –  East End Foods PLC and Regional Chair of IoD

Peter Al  Prof Peter Alcock – University of Birmingham

  Alison Moore – Third Sector Assembly

 Cllr Robert Alden (Conservative) – Leader of the Opposition BCC

Roger Cllr Roger Harmer (Lib Dem) – Councillor BCC

Wazeem Zaffar 2Cllr Waseem Zaffar- Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness & Equality

Peter Hay Peter Hay – Strategic Director of People Directorate BCC

Dr Dennis Wilkes Dr Dennis Wilkes – Consultant in Public Health for Children, Young People & families

 

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