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The Task Force

The Task Force

 The Early Action Taskforce has led work on Early Action since January 2011. It is due to run until 2019. It is chaired by
David Robinson, Senior Advisor, Community Links

The task benefits from the time and committment of many experts in their fields. They are, in no particular order:

Nick Wright; Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs, UBS

Anna Coote; Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation

Debbie Pippard; Head of Programmes, Barrow Cadbury Trust

Matthew Smerdon, Chair of the Early Action Funders Alliance, CEO Legal Education Foundation

Dan Corry, CEO, New Philanthropy Capital

Sarah Pugh; Co-ordinator, Early Action Funders Alliance

Damian Atkinson; Head of Commissioning (Community Neighbourhoods), London Borough of Newham

Kim Bromley-Derry; CEO, London Borough of Newham

Stuart Etherington; CEO, NCVO

Lucy de Groot

Paul Buchanan; Executive Director, Business in the Community

Lisa Cunningham; Director of Community Investment & Employee Volunteering, Business in the Community

Ben Jupp, Director, Social Finance

Anne Power; Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Haroon Chowdry; Evidence Analyst, Early Intervention Foundation

Victoria Hornby; Director of Grants and Evaluation, Royal Foundation

Adam Lang; Learning and Programmes Manager, Big Lottery Fund

Dan Paskins; Head of Policy & Learning, Big Lottery Fund

Gretchen Sims; Director, Social Finance

David Hutchinson; CEO, Social Finance

Kate Mulley; Director of Policy and Campaigns, Action for Children

Tom McLaughlan; Director of Government Relations, Accenture

Yasmin Waljee OBE, International Pro Bono Manager, Hogan Lovells

Caroline Slocock; CEO, Civil Exchange

Geraldine Blake; CEO, Community Links

Maddie Halliday; CEO, Life Changes Trust


Advisors to the Taskforce:

Luke Price; Policy and Research Officer, Community Links

Ben Robinson; Head of Policy, Community Links