Clore Social Leadership programme names 24 new fellows

The new intake will join the leadership development scheme in January

New fellows (left to right): Sarah Galvin, Samina Ansari and Almir Koldzic
New fellows (left to right): Sarah Galvin, Samina Ansari and Almir Koldzic

The Clore Social Leadership programme has announced the names of the 24 people who will join the scheme in January.

The year-long programme, which develops people who want to lead social change in their communities, organisations and the world around them, was established in 2008 by the Clore Duffield Foundation to improve leadership in the not-for-profit sector.

Fellows complete personalised programmes that include residential courses, coaching and mentoring, and a secondment.

Successful applicants include Almir Koldzic, co-director of Counterpoints Arts, which supports migrant communities through the arts, Sarah Galvin, executive director of Phase Worldwide, which supports people in remote Himalayan communities, and Samina Ansari, chief executive of the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre in Scotland.

Other new fellows include Ed Anderton, strategy and policy manager at Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, Barbara Kasumu, chief executive of Elevation Networks, which supports young people from under-privileged backgrounds, Thomas Newby, head of humanitarian policy at the relief and development charity Care International, and Michelle Hill, chief executive of the relationships counselling charity Relate Greater Manchester South.

"Each of the 24 fellows were selected as exemplars of emerging leaders who will go on to become future social sector leaders," a statement from Clore said.

The number of specialist placements on the scheme supported by the Forces in Mind Trust for people working in the armed forces charity sector has increased from one to three this year.

Other specialist placements have been supported by grant-makers including the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

The programme will for the first time use a new framework that sets out six qualities required by voluntary sector leaders, including being a "courageous changemaker", a "generous collaborator" and an "inspirational communicator".

The new cohort takes the number of people to have taken part in the scheme to 149.

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