Advisory Group

Closes 31 Dec 2021

Opened 4 Jan 2021


The development and delivery of Bristol's Citizens’ Assembly is overseen and supported by a voluntary advisory group.

What is the role of the Advisory Group? 

The advisory group provides an independent voice and advice on the citizens’ assembly process so that:

  • the assembly is focussed on the agreed topics
  • the evidence and materials are fair and balanced

The group will not themselves provide speaker evidence to the assembly but may make recommendations about suitable speakers.

Who is on the advisory group?

Advisory group members have a breadth of knowledge across the discussion topic subject areas and a wider understanding of the issues facing the diversity of people in Bristol.

Advisory group members include: 



Helen Manchester

City Fellows, University of Bristol

Lizzi Testani

Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Sue Arrowsmith


Pravanya Pillay


Anneka Sutcliffe

UK coordinator for XR's Relationships and Strategy Development Team

Monira Ahmed Chowdhury

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at North Bristol NHS trust

Mark Pepper

Ambition Lawrence Weston

Heather Williams

Knowle West Alliance

Kamina Walton

Rising Arts Agency

Chiara Lodi

Black South West Network

Peter Clasby

Care Forum

Lucie  Martin-Jones



  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Democracy and participation