Our Board

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.Read more

Peter Holbrook CBE - 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.Read more

Karen Lynch - Vice Chair

Karen Lynch has been the CEO of the social enterprise, Belu Water since 2011. Under Karen’s leadership, Belu launched a new business model and set out to exemplify environmental standards in the bottled water industry. The business also pledged to donate all profits to end water poverty through an exclusive and contractual partnership with WaterAid.Read more

Chris White - Vice Chair

Chris is the Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy at King’s College London. Previously, he served as the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. His Private Member’s Bill, now the Public Services (Social Value) Act, received Royal Assent in March 2012.Read more

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.Read more

June O’Sullivan MBE

June O'Sullivan MBE is Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), a social enterprise which currently runs 38 nurseries across eleven London boroughs.Read more

Gerry Higgins

Gerry is CEO at CEIS Group and a Director at the Social Value Lab, Ready for Business LLP and Social Enterprise World Forum CIC.Read more

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.Read more

Will Nixon

Will joined Aspire in 2007 and he has more than 25 years’ experience in the housing, regeneration and social enterprise sectors. He had previously held senior positions in local government and with regeneration agencies.Read more

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.Read more

Sabira Kanji

Sabira Kanji joined SEUK as the Director of Corporate Services and Finance in January 2015 and is responsible for Finance, HR and IT along with facilities.Read more