Who we are

The Concilio team is comprised of politically active members who want to see the development this country needs take place. We also understand the need to ensure that local communities and stakeholders feel they are being engaged with, not just merely spoken to. If you would like to speak to one of the Concilio team, please find our contact details below.

Nick Dines

Nick Dines

Founder & Managing Director

Founder & Managing Director

Nick Dines

Nick is the founder and Managing Director of Concilio. Nick is a political activist of 20 years experience. His career started in 2001 at the Conservative Research Department and has included positions as Head of Press for the Conservatives at the London Assembly, Senior Media Officer at the award winning Westminster City Council Press Office, Director of Communications for the British Chambers of Commerce and Head of Corporate Communications for Travelodge. Nick was a Councillor in the London Borough of Enfield between 2014 and 2018. Outside of work, when Nick is not acting as a taxi driver for his daughter he is a keen runner, raising thousands of pounds a year for charity.

Siddo Dwyer

Siddo Dwyer

Head of Engagement

Head of Engagement

Siddo Dwyer

Siddo is Head of Engagement at Concilio, leading our public and political engagement programmes. Formerly a constituency-based aide to two Labour MPs and a General Election campaign organiser, he brings his political knowledge and innovative techniques for community engagement to the role. Siddo curates the Enfield and Haringey Newsletter which reports the latest planning and political developments in the boroughs. He also holds positions in London Labour’s regional and local structures and in his spare time, Siddo volunteers for his local youth offenders service.

Nathan Parsad

Nathan Parsad

Account Director

Account Director

Nathan Parsad

Nathan is an Account Director at Concilio, managing a number of projects across London with a particular focus on the City of Westminster. Nathan is a former Area Campaign Manager for the Conservative Party who has worked in Parliament and for the Conservative Party for the past five years. He has experience advising local councillors, MP’s and political candidates at all levels on various aspects of community engagement, campaign and communications strategy. A communications professional and community organiser he was part of the team managing the 2018 local elections in London and stood as a Conservative candidate in Westminster. Nathan continues to hold a number of voluntary positions within the Conservative Party.

Vanisha Solanki

Vanisha Solanki

Account Executive

Account Executive

Vanisha Solanki

Vanisha leads on all of Concilio’s research, producing our widely read GLA Newsletter and providing background material for all projects. Vanisha holds a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Birmingham and is a former Chair of its Labour Students club. Actively involved in the Labour Party, Vanisha has recently been elected as a Councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge. In her spare time Vanisha has undertaken the Uprising Leadership Programme and is currently undertaking the Fabians Women’s Networking Programme.

Keir Harris

Keir Harris

Account Executive

Account Executive

Keir Harris

Keir is an Account Executive at Concilio, working on a number of projects across London. He graduated from Newcastle University in 2017 with a degree in Politics. Keir has extensive experience in public affairs, planning and community engagement, having worked in previous roles on major developments in Waltham Forest, Lewisham and Islington to name a few. He is a leading member of his local Labour Party and chairs Islington Young Labour. In his spare time, he campaigns on environmental issues and migrant rights, as well as volunteers for local homelessness charities.

Xenia Selefkou

Xenia Selefkou

Office Manager

Office Manager

Xenia Selefkou

Xenia runs Concilio’s ever growing office and delivers all of the events we organise for ourselves or clients. Xenia has over a decade’s experience as an event and office manager, delivering everything from small, private dinners to 500-strong conferences at both the Greater London Authority and the Association of British Insurers. Xenia is a keen runner and is running the upcoming London Parks Half Marathon on behalf of Concilio’s charity partner, SHP.