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Kevin Munday

Kevin Munday

Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2014

Kevin is the founding Director of ThinkForward, a charity that provides long-term coaching for young people in schools with the highest risk of future unemployment and enables them to transition suscessfully into sustained work. Before setting up ThinkForward, he was an Investment Director for Impetus-PEF, originating and then supporting a portfolio of education and employment initiatives.  Prevous roles include as Head of 14-19 Education and Deputy Head of Youth Services in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and as Deputy Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.  Kevin is a qualified youth worker and teacher, with an MBA from Ashridge Business School and is currently completing a Doctorate in Education at Homerton College, Cambridge.

In his spare time Kevin is the chair of the programme board for the Centre for Youth Impact, a trustee of the Catch 22 Multi-Academy Trust and a director of the Young Lambeth Cooperative.  Previous voluntary positions have included as Chair of the British Youth Council, Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council and as a Director of the National Youth Agency.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the Society for Education and Training.  Kevin was named by The Guardian in 2008 as one of the 'Future 500' leaders in public life and by Striding Out in 2011 as one of the UK’s top 100 Social Entrepreneurs.


Twitter: @kevin_munday ; @thinkforward_uk
Personal website/ blog: www.kevinmunday.com

Current principal role: Managing Director
Current principal organisation: ThinkForward
Other leadership role 1: Chair
Other organisation 1: Centre for Youth Impact
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: Catch 22 Multi-Academy Trust
Other leadership role 3: Director
Other organisation 3: Young Lambeth Cooperative

Research: Ready for Work: Building young people's capabilities for employment
Research topics: Children and families; Education; Employment;
Secondment host: Department of Education

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