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Allison Ogden-Newton, Chair
“Pioneers in independent public service delivery that deliver the highest possible social value need their own platform: to share best practice, debate the critical issues and help others tackle the obstacles to sustainable, independent public services.
The Transition Institute is that space. It has quickly become the place where UK based Global leaders on this agenda are gathering to create the path towards public services built from this innovative new social business science.”
Allison Ogden-Newton is Chair of the Transition Institute; based at the Royal Society for the Arts the TI is the world’s first platform for the support and promotion of public sector spin-outs that have at their heart social value. Allison has been a civil society ceo for 19 years which included running Social Enterprise London and as a result has become recognised as a world expert on social enterprise. Whilst at SEL, being Deputy Chair of ACEVO, the organisation for civil society CEOs and serving on the Government’s Women’s Enterprise Taskforce, Allison developed her interest and understanding of new forms of public service delivery and how the role of mutual’s could act as a positive force to increase overall social value.
Allison is the Chief Executive of World Child Cancer, a charity dedicated to helping children with cancer in low and middle income countries. She is also a Fellow of Northampton University and Deputy Chair of the National Migraine Centre. She often writes for the Guardian, and is renowned for her reputation as a blogger.
and Tweeter @aogdennewton
Andrew Burnell, Board Director
CEO, City Health Care Partnership CIC
Andrew is the Chief Executive of the City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC), into which Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust transferred its provider services on 1st June 2010.
Ben Lucas, Board Director
Director, 2020 Public Services Trust
Ben was formerly Head of Research and Communications at the construction trade union UCATT, before moving to become Jack Straw’s adviser. He was chair of the Labour Coordinating Committee in the mid-1990s and then co-founded LLM Communications, a public affairs consultancy. He is now a member of the international advisory board of FD International, a business communications consultancy, and a Trustee of the New Local Government Network.
Sir Stephen Bubb, Board Member
Stephen Bubb is Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) – a dynamic and high profile UK body – where his work on leadership, sector funding and public service reform has radically shifted attitudes and policies.
Glenys Thornton is a Labour and Co-operative member of the House of Lords. She was previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health. She is currently Shadow Equalities Minister in House of Lords, an adviser and patron of SEUK and a Senior Associate of Social Business International.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Thornton was Political Secretary of the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society from 1981, joining the public affairs team of the Co-operative Wholesale Society upon their merger in 1985 and working there until 1992. Additionally, she was General Secretary of the Fabian Society from 1993 to 1996.
Greg is an organisation consultant and social entrepreneur, respected internationally in the fields of governance, strategy and change management. Currently he is the part-time Executive Director of the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College’s Institute of Global Health Innovation. He has extensive experience in public service delivery and policy and has advised leaders in government and civil service around the world on how to improve social and economic outcomes and strengthen civil society. He is Chairman of the English Theatre and on the boards of SkillForce and Collaborate.
Greg is well regarded for successfully establishing new initiatives and organisations, including commercial enterprises (the Office for Public Management), research centres (the Institute for Public Service Value) and charitable campaigns (Take Our Daughters to Work UK).
Mark Sesnan, Board Member
Managing Director, Greenwich Leisure Limited
Mark is Managing Director of GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) which is the pioneering staff led not for profit Leisure Social Enterprise that took over the operation of Greenwich Council’s leisure centres in 1993.
Sophia started her career as a youth worker, working in Kent leading the development of detached work and introduced an embryonic focus on the measurement of outcomes. After a short spell supporting performance management in the economic development service there, she moved to the Audit Commission.
Sue Bruce, Board Member
CEO, City of Edinburgh Council
Sue Bruce took up the post of Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council on 1 January 2011 having previously been Chief Executive at Aberdeen City Council and East Dunbartonshire Council.
In his role as Social Enterprise Development Director at The University of Northampton he is responsible for devising the University’s social enterprise strategy, and implementing initiatives designed to make Northampton the number one university for social enterprise in the UK by 2015.