Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2010
Update September 2011
The last few weeks have been very intense as I finally finished and published my research project, Big Society in Sutton, and shortly afterwards completed my work placement at Prudential.
Following the collaborative research event in Sutton in March actions were taken forward by Sutton CVS and the local authority. The final report highlighted the ‘transformative’ vision of Big Society and made recommendations to the local community. Writing the report was a good discipline and a great opportunity for me to also reflect on some of the other things I have been learning about while on the Clore Social Leadership Programme: entrepreneurship, innovation and accountability (among other things!).
Working at Prudential on the annuitisation process gave me a great insight into the commercial world as well as an opportunity to glimpse the challenges facing people in later life and the desperate need for this nation to improve its savings levels (especially in the face of our increasing longevity!).
Looking forward I am working with my coach on what I should do next. I am full of expectation for the autumn and am looking forward to perhaps putting into practice some of the things I have learned about entrepreneurship and innovation! I have decided to ‘max out’ on the opportunity CSLP presents and have extended my time on the programme until December, which will give me the opportunity to get in some training on ‘systems thinking’ too!
Current principal role: Panel member
Current principal organisation: Financial Conduct Authority
Other leadership role 1: Chair of the EU Working Group
Other organisation 1: Financial Services Consumer Panel
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: Hope Church Exmouth
Research: Big Society in Sutton Exploring the likely impact of Big Society on relationships between local authorities and not-for-profits (using Sutton as a case study)
Research topics: Charity; Citizenship; Community development; Finance; Fundraising; Policy; Public sector;
Secondment host: Institute for Government