Executive Committee

The Dartford Youth Council’s Executive Committee is a group of seven young people who are elected by our members in the first Monthly Meeting each year. As the Dartford Youth Council’s lead representatives they hold specific leadership roles and lead the team in meetings and projects.

Our current 2021-22 Executive Committee consists of:

Thomas Gebbett


Thomas has been a dedicated, long-serving member of the Youth Council since 2016 – having previously held the positions of Vice Chairman, Events Officer, and Public Relations Officer. His interests include both Geography and sport – and he particularly enjoys going to watch Arsenal matches in his free time.

Thomas is currently working towards his International Baccalaureate Diploma at Dartford Grammar School – studying English, Geography, and Philosophy at Higher Level.

In the future, Thomas aspires to study either Global Sustainable Development or Geography at the University of Warwick, Durham, or LSE. Additionally, his aim as chairman is to finish his final year on the council strong.

To invite the Chairman to an event (e.g. annual dinner), please get in touch with our Facilitator: elaine.henson@dartford.gov.uk

Get in touch: chairman@dartfordyouthcouncil.com

Zapran Carlsson


Zapran is currently a student at Dartford Grammar School, working towards his International Baccalaureate Diploma – and studying Chemistry, Biology, and Geography at Higher Level. Next year, he aspires to study Chemistry at the University of Bristol.

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.

To invite the Vice Chair to an event (e.g. annual dinner), please get in touch with our Facilitator: elaine.henson@dartford.gov.uk

Get in touch: info@dartfordyouthcouncil.com

Kweku Asofo-Adjei


Kweku became a member of the Youth council in 2020, and has been involved in various fundraising events – such as a sponsored walk for the ellenor charity.

Kweku is currently the Chair of the Social Media Project Group in the Kent Youth County Council – as well as a Deputy member of the Youth Parliament for Kent. Furthermore, Kweku is a passionate Clarinettist, who plays for the Kent Youth Wind Orchestra.

This year, Kweku’s aim is to amplify the voice of the youth, as well as to improve the mental health of young people in Dartford. In the future, he plans to study medicine at a Russel Group University – to later become a Doctor of Dermatology or Paediatrics.

Get in touch: info@dartfordyouthcouncil.com

Krish Rana


Krish is currently studying for his GCSEs at Dartford Grammar School – which include Computer Science, History, Geography, and Chinese. In the future, he aspires to either study Medicine or PPE at an Ivy League University, or at Oxbridge respectively.

In his free time, Krish enjoys playing cricket and debating, particularly when it encompasses geopolitical factors – such as, in Model United Nations. He also devotes his time to further youth work, working alongside the Kent Youth County Council and UK Youth Parliament.

Since joining the Youth council in 2020, Krish aims to help promote and advertise Dartford Youth Council, in order to involve more young people with the local community – from simply supporting local events and charities, to ultimately the decisions our council makes.

Get in touch: info@dartfordyouthcouncil.com

Sarah Phiri


Sarah is currently working towards her International Baccalaureate Diploma – studying Computer Science, Psychology, and Geography at Higher Level. At her school, she part of the Prefect team, as the Havelock House Captain.

Outside of Dartford Youth Council, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to concerts, and listening to music – as well as playing the saxophone. She also enjoys participating in sports, such as Dance and Netball.

This year, Sarah’s aim is to promote Dartford Youth Council to even more young people, and participate in various charity fundraising events to give back to the local community. In the future, she aspires to study Computer Science at university – to later become a software developer.

Get in touch: info@dartfordyouthcouncil.com

Fola Ojo


To be updated…

Get in touch: info@dartfordyouthcouncil.com

Tami Fapohunda


Tami is currently studying for her GCSEs at Dartford Grammar School for Girls – studying subjects such as Design Technology, Geography, French, and Physical Education.

In her free time, Tami enjoys taking part in various sports, such as Netball – where she regularly competes with her club at regional level. Additionally, she has recently developed an interest in Volleyball, which she plays at Dartford Volleyball Club. She also greatly enjoys both music and drama.

This year, Tami’s aim as events officer is to aid gatherings with other councils. In the future, she aims pursue a career in mechanical engineering, then specialise in robotics engineering.

Get in touch: info@dartfordyouthcouncil.com


The Dartford Youth Council team of 2021-22
ChairmanThomas Gebbett
Vice ChairZapran Carlsson
SecretaryKweku Asofo-Adjei
TreasurerKrish Rana
Web AdministratorSarah Phiri
PR OfficerFola Ojo
Events OfficerTami Fapohunda


The Dartford Youth Council’s first meeting, held digitally
ChairmanRicky Taing
Vice ChairZapran Carlsson
SecretarySanya Sunil
TreasurerFolabomi Ojo
Web AdministratorIsobel Ibironke
PR OfficerThomas Gebbett
Events OfficerBabafunto Ojo


The Dartford Youth Council team of 2019-20
ChairmanPrincess Nwafor
Vice ChairRicky Taing
SecretaryZapran Carlson
Web AdministratorIsobel Ibronike
PR OfficerDanielle Okine
Events OfficerBabafunto Ojo


The Dartford Youth Council team of 2018-19
ChairmanOmolayo Oluwadare
Vice ChairThomas Gebbett
SecretaryRicky Taing
Web AdministratorDavid Garcia
PR OfficerPrincess Nwafor
Events OfficerDanielle Okine


The Dartford Youth Council team of 2017-18 joined by Portfolio Holder Cllr Ann Allen
ChairmanMatthew D’Costa
Vice ChairJoshua Grills
SecretaryRicky Taing
TreasurerJames Rolls
Web AdministratorTsemaye
PR OfficerOmolayo Oluwadare
Events OfficerTom Gebbett


The Dartford Youth Council team of 2016-17
ChairmanChloe Louise Gebbett
Vice ChairMatthew D’Costa
SecretarySarah King
TreasurerCian Gavin / Charlie Grazebrook / Dan Bui
Web AdministratorJoshua Grills
PR OfficerRicky Taing
Events OfficerOmolayo Oluwadare


ChairmanChloe Louise Gebbett
Vice ChairTemi Oluwadare
SecretaryKishani Imiachchi
TreasurerItunu Abolarinwa
Web AdministratorOmolayo Oluwadare
PR OfficerCharlie Grazebrook
Events OfficerMatthew D’Costa


ChairmanChloe Louise Gebbett
Vice ChairEllen Oaten
SecretaryChris Willey
TreasurerThomas Glass-Burgess
Web AdministatorItunu Abolarinwa
PR OfficerLewis Field
Events OfficerTemi Oluwadare


The Dartford Youth Council team of 2013-2014, joined by Portfolio Holder Cllr Ann Allen
ChairmanOliver Baldwin
Vice ChairFaith Abiola
SecretaryJason Taing
TreasurerChloe Louise Gebbett
Web AdministratorKalei Ragavaloo
PR OfficerChris Willey
Events OfficerAmelia Dimond


ChairmanElizabeth Oke
Vice ChairMark Richardson
SecretaryMayowa Olufeko