Drivers for Change is a registered charity (number 294898).

We may still be small, but we have big ambitions that we're already on our way to achieving thanks to the belief and commitment of our people and partners.

 There are five trustees who take ultimate responsibility for the governance, vision and impact of the charity. Alongside the trustees, our core team have worked hard over the last ten months to make Drivers for Change a reality, taking on everything from booking the buses to creating the brand and making new partnerships!

We also have two awesome facilitators that are taking a lead on the learning content and smooth running of the project visits and workshops and a small team of vital and talented volunteers that are kindly gifting us their skills and time to make the journey as memorable and impactful as it can possibly be! You can find out more about the team and our partner organisations below.

 

Drivers for Change Trustees

  • Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director at Southbank Centre for 12 years and Founder of the Women of the World Festival
  • Richard Collier-Keywood, ex-Global Vice Chairman at PwC and Chair of School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)
  • Claire Dove OBE, CEO of Blackburne House Group and Social Enterprise Ambassador
  • David Adair, Head of Community Affairs at PwC
  • Laura Collier-Keywood, Drivers for Change Treasurer

 

Project staff

Gemma, Drivers for Change Project Manager

Gemma

Logistics / learning / partnerships

Gemma has spent the last 5 years working in social enterprise at the British Council. Alongside Drivers for Change, she is working to set-up a social enterprise that empowers women through fitness and is also developing a micro-finance project in Myanmar.
Anna, Lead Facilitator Drivers for Change

Anna

Lead Facilitator

Anna has spent the last decade working in international development and social enterprise. She has designed and delivered training programmes and overseas volunteer programmes across 7 different countries. She runs a social enterprise which matches skilled graduates and professionals to local NGOs and social enterprises that require skilled support in India and Sri Lanka and lives between the UK and India.

Leonie, Drivers for Change Project Manager

Leonie

Communications / media / recruitment

Since graduating with a degree in social policy in 2009, Leonie has worked in travel and social enterprise. Alongside working on Drivers for Change she works part-time at School for Social Entrepreneurs and is supporting the start-up of a social enterprise in Colombia.

Aaron, Co-lead Facilitator Drivers for Change

Aaron

Co-lead Facilitator

Aaron has spent a number of years at various organisations building, training and consulting social enterprises and entrepreneurs. Also, as a co-founder of a tech start-up which looks to address poor mental health and wellbeing of students in schools, he loves all things social entrepreneurship.

PARTNERS

Southbank Centre

As one of our founding partners, Southbank Centre has been involved in the project since its inception. As part of our learning journey, we spent the afternoon and evening at Southbank Centre on 30th June 2018.

PwC

PwC have supported the development of Drivers for Change and will host our Birmingham stop. PwC are also connected to Jagriti Yatra, the enterprise journey in India that we are inspired by.

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Jagriti Yatra

The inspiration behind our project is Jagriti Yatra, the world's biggest enterprise journey. Now in its tenth year, Jagritri Yatra has taken over 3,000 young people on a 14-day tour of India and has been the catalyst for a number of innovative social action projects.

BRITISH COUNCIL

British Council Logo

We're partnering with the British Council’s DICE (Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies) programme which is running in Egypt, Brazil, Pakistan, Indonesia and South Africa. The DICE programme takes an innovative cross-sectoral approach that draws on the UK’s experience and expertise in creative and social economies to promote and support the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Drivers for Change are excited to be able to have 18 international participants joining us in total.

Advisory board members