Clore Social Leadership Programme names 18 new fellows to join in January

The scheme's founding director, Dame Mary Marsh, says they join at a 'pivotal time' for the sector

The new Clore Social Leadership Programme fellows
The new Clore Social Leadership Programme fellows

The Clore Social Leadership Programme has revealed the names of the 18 fellows who will join the scheme in January. 

The programme was launched in 2008 by the Clore Duffield Foundation after research and consultation found a pressing need to improve leadership in the not-for-profit sector. 

This year’s fellows come from organisations that focus on a diverse range of issues, including homelessness, social justice, community policing and end-of-life care. They will attend residential courses, receive coaching and mentoring, and undertake a secondment and a practice-based research project.

The programme can be completed over one year or two, depending on whether fellows join on a full or part-time basis.

Among the latest intake are: Michael Cooke, head of analytics at Marie Curie Cancer Care; Zubeda Limbada, the founder and co-director of ConnectJustice, an advocacy group on social justice issues; and Baljeet Sandhu, a solicitor and founding director of the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, which provides specialist legal advice to migrant and refugee children and young people in the UK.

Dame Mary Marsh, founding director of the programme, said the new fellows joined the programme at a "pivotal time" for the sector. "The importance of effective innovation, social enterprise and new forms of social investment is gathering momentum in the sector," she said. "Our 2014 Clore social fellows can use this exciting opportunity to shape these emerging trends and take full advantage of them."

The programme is funded by the Clore Duffield Foundation and a number of other funders, including the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Cabinet Office, the Scottish government, the Pears Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

The 2014 fellows

Maria Adebowale, director, the Living Space Project

Jane Bruce, director, Venture Scotland 

Louise Cannon, award manager, UnLtd 

Michael Cooke, head of analytics, Marie Curie Cancer Care 

Gareth Dix, lead on health and wellbeing, Tempus Leisure and founder, Exhale

George Gabriel, senior organiser, Citizens UK 

Stuart Griffiths, head of research innovation, Breast Cancer Campaign

Zubeda Limbada, founder and co-director, ConnectJustice

Sanjiv Lingayah, a researcher, author and social entrepreneur committed to greater equality, participation and interaction in society

Kevin Munday, founding director, ThinkForward, an organisation tackling youth unemployment

Diarmuid O’Neill, chief executive, Retrak, an international development organisation

Daniela Papi, a regular speaker on issues of ‘voluntourism’ and until recently student programming and outreach manager, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Gemma Rocyn Jones, programme leader, the Young Foundation

Stephanie Rose, trust administrator and company secretary, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland

Baljeet Sandhu, solicitor and founding director, the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit

Nicola Sansom, co-founder and chief executive, Salve International, which works with young people on the streets of Uganda

Eugenie Teasley, founder and chief executive, Spark+Mettle, an aspirations agency that supports 18 to 24-year-olds from marginalised backgrounds 

Njoki Yaxley, business support adviser, Broadland Housing Group.

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