Andrew Kerr: Voice and Influence Programme Manager

I have over fifteen years’ experience working in the Voluntary Sector and over nine years’ experience working with and in the Statutory Sector. My career to date has been varied and includes public health and healthcare, diversity, equity, and inclusion, community development, engagement and participation, data protection, sharing and security, and urban regeneration, renewal, and change.  

At METRO GAVS, I am the Voice and Influence Programme Manager, managing and coordinating the Greenwich Hub for Influence, Voice, and Engagement (G-HIVE). I previously oversaw the Greenwich Community Accountancy Programme and Young Londoners Fund, led the UK-wide LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund, and was involved in the development of the My London Programme in Greenwich and Lewisham. Through my role at METRO GAVS I sit on a number of partnership panels including the Healthier Greenwich Partnership, Health and Inclusion Steering Group, Integrated Neighbourhood Working Group, and South East London Strategic Alliance. 

Previously, I worked for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham where I was a Commissioning and Programmes Manager, delivering on the borough-wide Inclusive Growth Programme. Prior to this, I was a Project Manager and led a number of Council-wide and department-specific governance, compliance, and digital transformation projects. 

Outside of METRO GAVS, I am a Doctoral Candidate at King’s College London. My research focuses on youth experiences of, engagement with, and participation in urban regeneration and inclusive growth. I am also a Seminar and Field Trip Lead for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules within the Department of Geography. Moreover, I am an independent consultant to the Metropolitan Police Service.