Our board

  • Lord-Victor-Adebowale-CBE---Chair-

    Lord Victor Adebowale CBE - Chair

    Lord Victor joined social enterprise Turning Point as Chief Executive in 2001 and is a champion for the cause of those affected by poverty, mental health issues, drugs, alcohol, learning disability and complex needs.

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  • Colin-Downie

    Colin Downie

    Colin Downie is the Sales and Partnership Director at the WildHearts Group, a social enterprise group dedicated to launching companies that through their activities and profits deliver entrepreneurship education and microfinance globally.

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  • Gerry-Higgins-

    Gerry Higgins

    Gerry is CEO at CEIS Group and a Director at the Social Value Lab, Ready for Business LLP, Big Issue Invest Scotland and Social Enterprise World Forum CIC.

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  • Liz-Allen

    Liz Allen

    Liz is a director at the Connectives. Liz has a reputation for creating and developing social enterprises that deliver change in communities; working with enterprises to deliver and manage public sector contracts; and for delivering highly effective social impact measurement.

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  • -June-O’Sullivan-MBE

    June O’Sullivan MBE

    June O'Sullivan is CEO of social enterprise, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF). An inspiring speaker and regular commentator on Early Years, Social Enterprise and Child Poverty/Social Mobility, June has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic and cultural shift for LEYF, resulting in increased profile and profitability over the past eight years.

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  • Sammy-Odoi-(Board-Member-Elect)

    Sammy Odoi (Board Member Elect)

    Sammy Odoi is a qualified social worker, social entrepreneur and founder of Wipers Youth CIC, a social enterprise dedicated to engaging and empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

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  • Jo-Ransom

    Jo Ransom

    Jo Ransom is a founding director on the SEEE Board and represents social enterprise on the regional Business Strategy Board. She was the main author of the SSEER application and her team led on the project that is acknowledged as the basis and forerunner of SEEE.

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  • Dave-Dawes

    Dave Dawes

    Dave Dawes is a nurse and has been a founding member of four social enterprises over the last eight years. He is the first nurse to be elected to the Board of Social Enterprise UK and the first social entrepreneur to be elected to the Council of the Royal College of Nursing.

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  • Andrew-Croft---Treasurer-

    Andrew Croft - Treasurer

    Andrew Croft became Chief Executive of CAN in 2008 having joined the organisation in 2006 with responsibility for the development of new revenue streams and replication, including CAN Mezzanine the award-winning high quality office space for charities, social enterprise and voluntary groups.

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  • Peter-Holbrook---Chief-Executive

    Peter Holbrook - Chief Executive

    Peter Holbrook is Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK. Social Enterprise UK’s key activities are centred on informing and influencing the policy agenda, promoting the benefits of social enterprise and undertaking research to expand the social enterprise evidence base.

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  • Karen-Lowthrop---Vice-Chair-

    Karen Lowthrop - Vice Chair

    Karen Lowthrop is CEO of Hill Holt Wood an environmental social enterprise set in 34 acres of mixed deciduous forest in Lincolnshire. Hill Holt Wood now enjoys national prominence as a leading example of how natural resources can be maintained and developed for the benefit of the local community.

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