Maxine Moar

Head of Partnerships & Policy

Maxine has been a key figure in building local and national Community Cohesion policies for over 25 years. She rose to prominence during and after the riots in Oldham and other northern cities and towns in 2001 with key interventions in the Ritchie Report that changed local and national policing policy as a result .

For 30 years she has been at the forefront of community development work with local communities, voluntary agencies, Police Services and Local Authorities, She subsequently has worked with the Home Office as a key advisor to Baroness Newlove and successive Ministers and Home Secretaries as well as with the Department for Communities and Local Government and countless local community initiatives the length and breadth of Britain.

Maxine is a community practitioner and national policy maker. Her extensive frontline experience at the hardest and sharpest cutting edge of deprived communities and ethnical, racial and cultural segregation combines with her extensive policy knowledge and contacts at the national level to give her a unique insight and role in this highly controversial policy area.

Her work in developing the highly successful Neighbourhood Agreements as part of the New Deal for Communities programme has given her a proven track record in policies which reduce crime, improve the quality of neighbourhoods and enhance community cohesion. This has since included work on agreements for a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) embedding behaviour change and resilience, a community assets audit that put the community at the heart of local decisions, and a review of Anti-Social Behaviour and a change management programme across the partnership for London Borough of Tower Hamlets .