Third Sector Steering Committee

Andrew O’Brien

Director of External Affairs, Social Enterprise UK

Andrew is Director of External Affairs at Social Enterprise UK, which represents 100,000 businesses looking to improve society through trading.

Before working at SEUK, Andrew worked as senior advisor to Chris White MP between 2010-2013, before joining the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Andrew then worked as Director of Policy and Engagement for Charity Finance Group, moving onto to become Director of External Affairs at Social Enterprise UK in July 2018.

Andrew has researched and written extensively on tax, civil society, business reform and public procurement.

Angela Linton

COO, Youth Music

Angela is the COO of Youth Music, a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.  Angela is a real Living Wage advocate across the cultural sector and has a theatre arts background and has extensive experience working across the creative sector including The Sorrell Foundation and Heart & Soul, and has held directorships at Sing Up and Spare Tyre Theatre Company.

Anoushka Kenley

Research and Policy Director, Pro Bono Economics

Anoushka joined Pro Bono Economics in June 2020.  She was previously the General Manager of an arts and homelessness charity, the Choir with No Name. Before this she worked as a senior consultant at New Philanthropy Capital, supporting charities and funders maximise their impact through effective use of data. Prior to joining the charity sector, Anoushka worked at HM Treasury, DCMS and DWP as part of the Government Economic Service.  She has volunteered for charities in the UK, Rwanda and Cambodia.  Anoushka enjoys outdoor swimming and making music, though rarely at the same time.

Glynn Davies

Cultural Critic and former Advisory Panel member, Young Women’s Trust

Glynn is a cultural critic with a particular focus on inclusion and widening participation within employment. Currently, she is managing a leading supported employment service working across London that delivers employability skills and negotiated access to work.

Glynn is a former Advisory Panel member with the Young Women’s Trust. The Young Women’s Trust is a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women. Their vision is one where young women have the freedom to choose work that fosters their talents and are paid fair wages in secure workplaces. The Advisory Panel are a group of 30 young women, aged 18–30, from across England and Wales, with recent experience of living on low or no pay. They play a vital role in influencing the Young Women’s Trust’s work and campaign to ensure that no young woman is left behind.

Jack Joslin

Head of Central Grants Unit, City Bridge Trust

Jack has spent the last 10 years working in the voluntary sector for organisations such as BBC Children in Need, Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service, City Bridge Trust and is currently the Head of Central Grants Unit at the City of London Corporation. Jack is the Chair of Trustees of Art Against Knives a charity delivering creative projects for young people in London

John Hume

Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust

John is the Chair of the Living Wage Friendly Funder Committee. In his day job, he is Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, an organisation which addresses the socio-economic causes of health inequalities. He is a member of the Advisory Board for NIHR’s School for Public Health Research.  John was previously the Deputy Head of Programmes for Big Lottery Fund's £500m health programme, ran his own business for several years and headed up V's £100m corporate match fund programmes. As well as leading operations planning at both Big and the Care Quality Commission, John also worked in learning disability/mental health services, where he set up and ran a community resource centre. John is a big fan of photography.

Kamran Mallick

CEO, Disability Rights UK

Kamran Mallick joined Disability Rights UK as its Chief Executive in July 2017. He is the former Chief Executive of Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 13 years. Kamran has also worked for the spinal injury charity Aspire as well as running his own training and consultancy business.

He serves on the boards of the Lyric Hammersmith, Wheels for Wellbeing and Lloyds Bank Foundation. He is a former chair of Candoco dance company and board member of Inclusion London. He is also a member of Gatwick Airport Passenger Experience Group and a former member of Transport for London’s Independent Disability Advisory Group.

Kamran was included in the Shaw Trusts Powerlist 100 - Most influential disabled people in 2018 and was in the top 10 in 2020.

Kelly Andrews

Social Care Lead, GMB Union

Kelly Andrews is the GMB National Social Care Lead and has worked at the GMB as a trade union official for over 18 years.

Kelly is experienced with representing workers in both the Public and Private Sectors at national and local level on a range of issues pertaining to government policy, social and political matters and is currently Joint Secretary to the Joint Council for Wales and a member of the recently set up Social Care Fair Work Forum in Wales.

GMB is campaigning for sectoral bargaining across the care sector and is campaigning for minimum sets of terms and conditions for workers which recognises and rewards the professional skills of care workers. GMB is a general union with over 600,000 members; the GMB Public Service sector has membership across all Public Services and is the lead union for the Private Care Sector

Kunle Olulode

Director, Voice4Change-England

Kunle Olulode, the director of Voice4Change England, has recently been appointed with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the BAME sector. He has a multitude of experience gained from running policy teams in the voluntary sector and local government, most notably as a co-opted member of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, where he will attend meetings relevant to his work on the Windrush Commission.

Rowena Clewlow

Investment Partner, Comic Relief

Rowena is part of the grant-making team at Comic Relief, working in the UK and internationally to distribute funding in pursuit of a just world free from poverty. She is also a mentor through the Charityworks graduate scheme. Previously, she has worked for the Jack Petchey Foundation, the Philharmonia Orchestra and as a TEFL teacher, both in India and England. She sings as part of a London-based chamber choir.

Sophia Moreau

Deputy CEO/Public Affairs and Policy Manager, Small Charities Coalition

Sophia is a policy specialist with an interest in building public will and reforming legislation. She has spent the past 10 years working for charities, NGOs and the public sector. Her experience includes research, advocacy and investigative journalism. Outside of work, Sophia volunteers for a women’s rights charity and a disabled children’s charity.

Tessa White

Head of Grants and Verification, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

Tessa White is the Head of Grants and Verification for Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), responsible for leading on WCVA’s funding management systems and the assessment and compliance functions for WCVA’s ‘Intermediate Body’ role as the distributor of European funding through schemes with a total value in excess of £35 million. 

Having worked for WCVA for 13 years, she has been responsible for managing a variety of its grant funds, including other European schemes such as the Engagement Gateway and Social Risk Fund and Welsh Government funds such the Communities First Trust Fund.

Before joining WCVA in 2005, Tessa worked for the Artes Mundi Prize and for the Vale Centre for Voluntary Services, the County Voluntary Council for the Vale of Glamorgan, as its Assistant Director.