NNEF

Planning Group

Philippe Bonnet

NNEF Chair

Philippe became NNEF chair in 2018. He is also an outreach drug worker and trainer specialising in safer injecting, naloxone distribution and harm reduction. Recently he’s been a specialist worker at a pharmacy-based NSP project, he is now working with the Hep C Trust. Philippe is also the Founder of the Independent Consortium on Drug Consumption Rooms (ICDCR).

Nigel Brunsdon

Nigel Brunsdon

NNEF Co-Deputy Chair

Nigel is Deputy Chair of the NNEF. In his day job he is the Community Manager for HIT. He is also the owner of the websites: Injecting AdviceHarm Reduction TipsHarm Reduction Philosophy and his harm reduction photography site nigelbrunsdon.com. Nigel has a history of setting up and managing needle programmes in the midlands, but now spends most of his time advocating for harm reduction online or delivering training and conference talks. You can always spot him in a room, he’s the one with a camera.

Nigel Brunsdon

Jamie Bridge

NNEF Co-Deputy Chair

Jamie works for the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), where he is the Chief Operating Officer. He joined IDPC in 2012, having previously been based in Geneva working as a harm reduction technical expert at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Jamie started his career in 2003 at a needle and syringe programme in Bedford, England and has been an NNEF member ever since. He has also worked for (and been on the Board of) Harm Reduction International. As well as being a Deputy Chair of NNEF, Jamie is also the Chair of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC), and he has an MSc in drug policy and a BSc in psychology.

Helen Wilks

Helen Wilks

NNEF Treasurer

Helen is the NNEF Treasurer. She currently works as a further education lecturer teaching health and social care, in addition to providing independent drug and alcohol training. A registered Social Worker, she draws from a sixteen year vocational background in drug and alcohol treatment services, as well as within commissioning teams. She is a strong advocate of harm reduction and has worked with national stakeholders such as NICE and the NTA to improve service provision for drug users.

Non-Executive Members

The NNEF planning group also has a number of non-executive members who may be called on from time to time to do small pieces of work for the forum. This includes things like finding venues for out meetings, undertaking research and finding content for the website. Currently these members are:

  • Cliff Askey
    Jane Askey
    Tim-Jake Gluckman
    James Pierce
    Judith Yates
    Paddy Noonan
    Andrew Preston
    Mark Tudor
    Jasmin Mulrooney
    Steve Bliss
    Emma Stowe
    Lisa Byrne
    Mercy Nimako
    Dave Estabrook
    Jamie Bridge
    Aurielle Ballin
    Una King
    Stuart Haste
    Craig Hazlett
    John Fox

If you are interested in becoming an executive or non-executive member of the planning group we revise the membership during our regular AGMs, these are usually following our main events each year.


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