Hilary is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur, recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader
and named UK Designer of the Year
in 2005. Prior to founding Participle, Hilary was a director of the Design Council
where she started the Design Council’s public service work and led the RED team
, developing ground breaking projects in health, education, transport and citizenship. Before joining the Design Council Hilary founded and directed School Works Ltd
, a secondary school design initiative set up to look at the connections between learning and the built environment. Before this Hilary spent 12 years working internationally, latterly as an urban poverty specialist at the World Bank
, based in Washington D.C.