Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2011
After completely her studies on charisma, leadership and religious cults at the LSE, Esther felt her education would be best applied to a career in the charity sector, building movements of change and campaigning for a variety of national and international causes.
She has worked for a variety of organisations including; Medecins Sans Frontieres, Shelter, Help the Aged, Mencap and The Learning Disability Coalition. She left the Charity sector in 2010 and after spending two years working within the social enterprise and innovation sector and retraining as an executive leadership coach and open space facilitator, Esther set up the Social Change Agency believing effective social change can only be achieved if people work and grow together.
Esther is also a Winston Churchill Fellow 2012. She is a Trustee of the National MS Society and a Non-Executive Director of IVO as well as being an associate of GoodBrand, Common Cause and Digital Futures.
Esther's research is available here
Personal website/ blog: www.thesocialchangeagency.org/blog
Current principal role: Director
Current principal organisation: The Social Change Agency
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: MS Society
Other leadership role 2: Non Executive Director
Other organisation 2: ivo
Research: Peering In: An anaylsis of public and charity sector lobbying in the House of Lords
Research topics: Campaigning; Charity; Impact; Leadership; Media; Policy; Public sector;
Secondment host: Purpose
Secondment host 2: Tomorrow's People