Our Team


David Ward.png

DAvid Ward 

Interim CEO

David is the Interim Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for Commsortia’s administration and financial management. He works very closely with the board of trustees, developing the organisation’s long-term strategy, budget and business plan and ensuring it complies with the relevant law and regulations.

Dion Hunt.jpg

Dion Hunt


Dion supports and project manages Commsortia and the development of partnerships in the sector to aid bid/tender proposals and then supports and project manages the service development through to submission. His emphasis is on targeting sizable funding opportunities both local, regional, national and European, and to maximise opportunities around partnership delivery as well as increasing Commsortia membership.


Bronagh Hawkin.jpg

Bronagh Sullivan Hawkin

Project Coordinator

Bronagh manages the co-ordination of the Building Better Opportunities ESF Funded Programme, as well as supporting the manager to review progress and discuss future steps around the co-ordination and management of all Commsortia projects. She also supports the arrangement of meetings with Commsortia subcontractors, members and stakeholders.


Holly Hamer Final.jpg

Holly Hamer

Service design & development manager

Holly undertakes analysis of the sector to identify added value and return on investment from member organisations and projects. She works closely with the contract management teams to develop appropriate contract monitoring and evaluation tools as well as investigating developments in commissioning and policy changes which may have an impact on Commsortia services and its supply chains.


Carolyn Howe  New Final.jpg

Carolyn Howe

Social Wellbeing Programme Manager

Carolyn is responsible for contract managing the Social Wellbeing Contract and its supply chain. Her duties include the monitoring and evaluation of sub-contractors, liaising with commissioners and stakeholders, leading upon the implementation of the vision, strategy and planning and oversees the marketing and communications of the service.  


Jaime Norris.jpg

Jaime Norris

BBO Working Progress business Development Officer

Jaime’s role supports the Building Better Opportunities ESF Funded project by developing links with local businesses, including the creation and development of support and awareness training tools. Jaime's role is also to seek potential employment opportunities and collaborate with businesses to identify skills gaps.


Alice Kelly.jpg

Alice Kelly

BBO Participant Administration officer

Alice  is the Project Administrator working on the European Funded Building Better Opportunities Working Progress Programme and she provides administrative support for the BBO Project Coordinator and Business Development Officer.


Emily chesters.jpg

Emily Chesters

BBO Financial Claims Administrator

Emily provides administrative support for the BBO Programme Manager including: collation of information and evidence; working directly with delivery partners to support claim up loads; assisting with organisation of partner meetings, workgroups, project board meetings and focus groups; and general admin and support tasks as necessary within Commsortia.