Meera Chadha

I am a very proud to be a Waltham Forest resident and excited to raise my family here, having moved into the neighbourhood the day after I gave birth!

I am originally from Wales, born and bred in Cardiff before moving to Cambridge for university. I have lived in London since 2007, making North, South, West and Central London my home at various stages. I am enjoying life in East London with my young daughter and Irish husband and am eager to make Waltham Forest the best it can be.

As well as campaigning with the Lib Dems locally and nationally, I am Chair of Trustees for In2Science, a STEM charity and I coach and support a number of social enterprises to help increase their impact. I have previously served as a school governor in south London, a trustee for Read International, and a mentor for TeachFirst and Worthwhile. I was also proud to be a Gamesmaker in the London 2012 Olympics.

For my day job, I work for an education charity supporting schools in disadvantaged areas of London, Portsmouth, Hastings and Birmingham. Over my career, I have worked for the international firm Ernst & Young in both the UK and South Africa, the innovation foundation Nesta and a number of other social enterprises and charities.

I am passionate about addressing social inequality, fighting climate change and improving education outcomes for young people and adults alike.

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