People

Deep Rajah Dhir

Joint Communications Director
As an experienced broadcaster and media professional . As Head of Current Affairs at Lyca Radio, his role in producing one of the radios most popular shows, also includes interviewing guests from all walks, from the Royals, leading Parliamentarians, actors and artistes.  Prior to Heading Current Affairs at Lyca, Deep was also the Producer and Presenter at Dilse Radio, where he was the producer and presenter of the Talk Back show, his live guests  include Theresa May MP – The current Prime Minister , (Former)  Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP, Minister for DFID, The Right Hon. Douglas Swayne MP, CEO’s, NSPCC, RSPCA, MoneyGram, and various Medical Doctors for the ‘Medical’ Monday slot.

Cllr Aarien-Uday Areti

Director Campaigning
Aarien was the first Indian to be elected as a Councillor for Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea in May 2018. An MBA graduate and CEO of Niqauo ltd which he co-founded with his friends. He was recognised as a “35 under 35 Young Leader in India-UK Relations” by India Inc. Following his representation in BRICS youth summit, he founded BRICS Europe to develop BRICS nations policies and governance.

Aarien held secretary positions during his college days and is now a fellow of Centre for Entrepreneurship. As a business secretary of UK Telugu association, he organises business and cultural events in the parliament.

Cllr. Gurjit Bains

Director South
Gurjit works across the housing, planning and development sectors on local and devolved levels - including for Taylor Wimpey, Sav Group, Imara Group, Peabody and BFI.

Prior to joining Newington, Gurjit worked for two Conservative MPs and on the EU Referendum for the Vote Leave campaign advising on outreach strategies. She has also been a Campaign Manager in two constituencies for both local and national elections and has a degree in Law from the University of Buckingham. Gurjit currently serves as a Conservative Councillor for Gravesham Borough Council and holds a Cabinet portfolio for Community Development.

Meera Sonecha

Director Midlands
Meera read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick. Following university she worked in the House of Commons for several years as Sir Edward Garnier’s Parliamentary Assistant and was the Executive Officer of Conservative Friends of India for one year. She was also on the core team of the Andy Street campaign, who is now the Mayor of the West Midlands.

Cllr Gagan Mohindra

Cllr Gagan Mohindra has been a Councillor since 2006 on Epping Forest District Council and is the Finance lead member. He was elected to Essex County Council in 2017 and was promoted onto its Cabinet in May 2018 with responsibility for Economic Development, Planning and Skills Strategy. Gagan has been on the Conservative Party’s Approved Parliamentary List since 2009 and stood as the Conservative candidate in the North Tyneside constituency in the 2010 General Election.

Simmy Sekhon

Simmy Sekhon is a property lawyer and a highly ambitious Property Developer operating in the Yorkshire area of the North of England.

Previously, he has operated and owned a highly successful Solicitors Practice employing over 120 people at the height of the property market prior to 2010.