Drivers for Change is a registered charity (number 294898).
We may still be small, but we're making a big impact thanks to the belief and commitment of our people and partners.
We have five trustees who take ultimate responsibility for the governance, vision and impact of the charity. We have a core team of two people - Leonie and Gemma - who run the day to day activity at Drivers for Change, taking on everything from maintaining our dynamic network to building new partnerships, generating income and running our social media accounts.
We've also worked with freelance facilitators to support the design and delivery of our learning content and this summer, a team of talented volunteers also kindly gave up their time to help make our flagship journey as memorable and impactful as possible!
Our plan is to draw on the talent of our vibrant young community of 80+ people wherever possible, including them in all aspects of the evolution of Drivers for Change.
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
Logistics / learning / partnerships
Communications / media / recruitment
Since graduating with a degree in social policy in 2009, Leonie has worked in travel and social enterprise. She spent 5 years at School for Social Entrepreneurs and is now working with CoGo UK alongside Drivers for Change. She also volunteers with a sustainable tourism start-up in Colombia and a social enterprise language school in Mexico, where she previously worked.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African proverb.
Southbank Centre were involved when Drivers for Change was initially being developed as a concept. As part of our 2018 journey, we spent the afternoon and evening at Southbank Centre where we hosted an open mic event and learnt about how the centre's launch contributed to the regeneration of the area.
PwC are our main corporate partner. Their support is multi-faceted and includes access to professional volunteers, development opportunities for our young network and funding. PwC are also connected to Jagriti Yatra, the enterprise journey in India that we were initially inspired by.
The inspiration behind our learning journey is Jagriti Yatra, the world's biggest enterprise journey. Now approaching its 11th 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.
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 draws on the UK’s experience and expertise in creative and social economies to promote and support the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. 18 international participants joined our first journey thanks to this partnership.
Our partnership with Akou Studios provides us with access to their unique tech platform which enables us to map and attribute value to the connections developed through Drivers for Change. They also joined us throughout the journey volunteering to help with facilitation, photography and digital story-telling.