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Meet our 2018 Experienced Leader cohort

Leaders from across the UK will take part in the 12-month programme, including eighteen leaders from the North East, nine from the South East, three from Scotland and three from Yorkshire and Humberside.

Designed around the needs of those with existing commitments, the programme is a curated twelve-month leadership journey for those with 6-10 years’ experience as a social sector leader who want to expand upon their existing leadership skills and capabilities and participate in sector-wide leadership.

Using a blended approach to learning, with time for reflection and ‘real world’ leadership learning through applied learning and challenge, the programme provides access to world-class leadership experts and opportunities to build connections with leaders from across the sector and the UK. Embedded within the programme is Clore Social’s Capabilities Framework, an evolving leadership model which outlines the skills, attributes and behaviours of social leaders.

Thanks to the generous support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Forces in Mind Trust, we have been able to offer a number of free and heavily discounted places in 2018 to those working within the Women and Girls Sector, individuals working for charities based within the North East and individuals within the Military Services Charities Sector.

‘This is our most exciting and far-reaching programme yet’, said Louise Drake, Director of Programmes and Innovations at Clore Social Leadership. ‘We have finessed our leadership development innovations in answer to feedback from the sector, and the rapidly changing requirements of successful social leadership. The 50% leap in participant numbers illustrates the appetite to revolutionise leadership to achieve social change.’

The 49 Experienced Leader Programme participants are:

  • Laura Bush, Programmes Officer, Youth Focus: North East
  • Christine Locke, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity House
  • Garreth Murrell, Chief Executive Officer, Veterans at Ease
  • Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, Chief Executive Zinthiya Trust
  • Philippa Ladd, Chief Executive Officer, Changing Pathways
  • Lyn Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Link
  • Theresa Pratt, Operations Director, Aggie Weston's
  • Emma Howitt, Chief Executive Officer, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
  • Danielle Hamm, Associate Director, Rethink Mental Illness
  • Caroline McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Dundee International Women's Centre
  • Laura Gray, Head of Projects, Brightside
  • Mark Tunney, Director of Operations, Jigsaw Recovery Project CIC
  • David Robinson, Chief Executive, LD:Northeast
  • DonnaHolland, Director of Fundraising & Development, The Mix
  • Fiona Gwinnett, Chief Executive, Wight DASH (Domestic Abuse Support Hub)
  • Sandra Donkin, Organisational Development Manager, Northumberland County Blind Association
  • Fiona Gilbertson, Co-Founder & CEO, Recovering Justice
  • John Harrison, Community Manager (Executive Lead) Emmaus North East
  • Kerry-Louise McGeachy, Contract Manager, Victim Support Dorset
  • Ryan Currie, Manager, Reeltime Music
  • Patrin Watanatada, Knowledge for Policy Director, Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • Anna Trethewey, Deputy Director, LKMco
  • Eleanor Farrington, Head of Wellbeing, Confidence and Connections, University of Sunderland Students' Union
  • Rachel Barber, Director of Student Support and Representation, The University of York Students' Union
  • Liz Philpots, Head of Research & Impact, Association of Medical Research Charities
  • Meirav Sasson, Income Generation Manager, LJWB
  • Paul Rompani, Executive Director, Girls Friendly Society
  • Ann Howell, Trustee, Chalice Foundation
  • Clementine Cowl, Executive Director, Dance Professionals Fund
  • Diana Cole, CEO, CEDA
  • Kathleen Smith, Manager, Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future
  • Becky Elton, Director (Operations), Changing Lives
  • Duncan Pearse, CEO, Flying Futures
  • Patricia Stead, Executive Producer, Dance City
  • John Ryan, Assistant Director, Aberlour Child Care Trust
  • Zoe Mulvenna, Head of Strategic Philanthropy, The Prince's Trust
  • Alexander Knapp, Chief Executive Officer, AKCGlobal Group
  • Tara Case, CEO, Ways to Wellness
  • Simon Bowkett, Chief Executive, Exeter Council for Voluntary Services (CVS)
  • Helen Aitchison, Service Manager, Changing Lives
  • Jenni Wood, Chief Executive, Durham County Carers Support
  • Maxine Tennet, Director of Operations, ncs north east / V•Inspired
  • Rachel Smith, Director of Programmes and Operations, GlobalGiving UK
  • Clare Corran, CEO, Positive Futures North Liverpool
  • Lesley Harrison, Project Coordinator, Origin Sports
  • Matt Salvage, Director, SoCo Music Project
  • Nigel McMurdo, Operations Director, Blackpool Carers Centre

During the programme participants will be asked to work on a real world challenge project and immediately put into practice newly gained skills and tools to bring back to their organisations. Other elements consist of a learning conference, online training, two residentials, action learning, completing a secondment, coaching and mentoring.

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