Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a group of us who are elected to specific roles and lead the DYC in our regular meetings and for projects.

Our current 2019-20 Executive Committee consists of:

ChairmanPrincess Nwafor
Vice ChairRicky Taing
SecretaryZapran Carlson
Web AdministratorIsobel Ibronike
PR OfficerDanielle Okine
Events OfficerBabafunto Ojo

Princess Nwafor



Ricky Taing


Ricky has previously held the positions of Secretary and Public Relations Officer in the Youth Council, and now holds the position of Vice Chair.

He has served on the youth council since 2015 and now manages a team of thirty students at his school journalism society at Dartford Grammar School, having interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, Former Commander of the ISS Chris Hadfield as well as other notable names.

As a student of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music’s Junior Department, Ricky is passionate about music and he currently plays with the National Youth Concert Band of Great Britain, English Schools’ Orchestra among other Kent and Medway county youth ensembles.

In January 2019, Ricky was selected to attend the Spirit of Try Angle Awards Ceremony at the Ashford International Hotel to receive a county award for his contributions to music following a district award at the Bridge 4 Young People.

Zapran Carlson


Zapran is currently a student at Dartford Grammar School studying for his GCSE examinations. He was selected as a Y11 Prefect following interviews.

Having served on the youth council since 2018, he has enjoyed participating in events such as the Dartford Festival and Dartford Remembrance Service as well as other fundraising events.

He has a passion for music, having toured to Dartford’s twin town, Hanau, performing on the double bass in the DGS and DGGS Symphony Orchestra at their 50th Anniversary Concert welcoming the Deputy Mayor, as well as other notable dignitaries.



Toju oversees the management of the financial affairs of the Dartford Youth Council. He has served on the Youth Council since 2015.

Isobel Ibronike


Isobel is currently studying A-levels in Computer Science, Physics and Maths. At her school, she is a Computer Science Prefect and a STEM leader.

Outside of Dartford Youth Council, Isobel also volunteers as a young leader at a GirlGuides group.

This year, Isobel is aiming to raise the profile of Dartford Youth Council, and increase our engage with the community. Her highlight so far with the youth council was volunteering with the Refocus Project.

In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, reading books, hanging out with her friends and watching Netflix.


Babafunto Ojo



Danielle Okine


Hello, I’m Danielle and I’m the elected PR Officer for DYC 2019-20. I’m passionate about the youth’s voice being heard and have thus worked with many charities such as the YMCA to make this a possibility.

I am looking forward to improve the Dartford Youth Council’s connections with other organisations which can further improve the reach of the opinions of young people.


ChairmanOmolayo Oluwadare
Vice ChairTom Gebbett
SecretaryRicky Taing
Web AdministratorDavid Garcia
PR OfficerPrincess Nwafor
Events OfficerDanielle Okine


ChairmanMatthew D’Costa
Vice ChairJoshua Grills
SecretaryRicky Taing
TreasurerJames Rolls
Web AdministratorTsemaye
PR OfficerOmolayo Oluwadare
Events OfficerTom Gebbett


ChairmanChloe Louise Gebbett
Vice ChairMatthew D’Costa
SecretarySarah King
TreasurerCian Gavin / Charlie Grazebrook / Dan Bui
Web AdministratorJoshua Grills
PR OfficerRicky Taing
Events OfficerOmolayo Oluwadare


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