fellows

Gorka Espiau

Senior Fellow

Gorka Espiau Idoiaga was the Director of International Affairs at The Young Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies, a Columbia University (AC4-Earth Institute) and the University of the Basque Country partnership to share internationally the Basque case of socio-economic transformation under extreme difficulties. Gorka is also... Find out more

Jitinder Kohli

Fellow

Jitinder Kohli is a Managing Director in Deloitte Consulting based in Washington DC. His work focuses on how governments and nonprofit organizations can drive innovation to improve citizen outcomes. He specializes in outcome financing and harnessing data to improve the impact of public funds. Between 2009-2012, he led the Doing What Works program at the... Find out more

John Thackara

Fellow

John Thackara’s most recent book is How To Thrive In the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today (Thames & Hudson 2015). John curated the celebrated Doors of Perception conference for 20 years, in Amsterdam and India, and was the first director of the Netherlands Design Institute in Amsterdam. He has served on start-up teams for... Find out more

Jon Huggett

Senior Fellow

Jon has led five social enterprises, including the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), incubated The Young Foundation, which brings together social innovators worldwide; All Out, the global campaign for LGBT equality; Khulisa, the crime prevention charity; the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration; and The STOP AIDS Project in San Francisco. Jon advises social innovators globally.... Find out more

Kate Gavron

Senior Fellow

Kate received her PhD in social anthropology from the LSE in 1997 and has been associated with the Institute of Community Studies and Mutual Aid Centre (also based at Victoria Park Square) since 1992. She has researched issues relating to race, community and conflict in east London, with a particular interest in the Bangladeshi community... Find out more

Kirsteen Tait

Kirsteen Tait

Senior Fellow

Kirsteen Tait is currently a trustee (formerly chair) of Most Mira (Bridge of Peace) a charity which provides arts based opportunities jointly for Serb and Bosnian young people to promote peace in post conflict Prijedor in NW Bosnia, and of Men for Tomorrow (previously Hera Trust) a charity which grew out of research originally undertaken... Find out more

Lucy Kimbell

Fellow

Lucy Kimbell is a researcher, educator and consultant. She is Professor of Contemporary Design Practices at University of the Arts London where she runs the Innovation Insights Hub, a research centre developing practical projects with other disciplines. Her research examines the emergence of ‘design thinking’ and its application to social and policy challenges. As the... Find out more

Malcolm Dean

Senior Fellow

Malcolm Dean has been a journalist for over 60 years. He was trained by Kemsley weekly newspapers for four years then spent a further four working his way around the world with posts in Canada, the West Indies, Australia and then a further year as a freelancer in South East Asia. On his return in... Find out more

Marcial Boo

Marcial Boo

Senior Fellow

Marcial is Chief Executive of IPSA, the MPs’ pay and expenses watchdog. He was previously a director at the National Audit Office and senior civil servant at the Home Office, Department of Education and Audit Commission. He was an advisor to Tony Blair at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Marcial has written about public sector... Find out more

Maryanna Abdo

Fellow

Mary is Emerging Markets Education Director for Parthenon-EY, the leading global advisors to the education sector. She is now based in Singapore after 4 years in Mumbai, India and serves clients from sub-Saharan Africa to Indonesia.  Prior to joining Parthenon-EY, Mary worked with the Young Foundation and a range of other policy and non-profit organisations.... Find out more