Who are participle
Principle PartnerHilary CottamHilary 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.
Core TeamTarrant SteeleOperations DirectorTarrant is Participle's Operations Director where he oversees the day-to-day running of the business. Previously Tarrant worked in the media where he started in the independent production sector, before joining the BBC. While at the BBC he was responsible for the set up and launch in 2002 of the new digital radio station, 1Xtra. Following this successful launch Tarrant moved to become Managing Editor of BBC Radio 1 before then joining Participle in January 2012.Cath DillonEnterprise DirectorCath Dillon joined Participle as Enterprise Director in January 2012, initially focussing on developing the network of Circles. Previously Cath worked for over 20 years in a wide range of leadership roles across the voluntary and community sector including Action for Children and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as locally with Community Links in East London, Citizen’s Advice and Women’s Aid in West Yorkshire. Cath completed a MSc in Voluntary Sector Management in 2006 from City University, London having originally graduated with a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies.Daniel DickensStartup DirectorDaniel is responsible for leading Participles enterprises from prototype stage to national scale. He joined in 2008 to lead the work in 'Ageing', first launching Southwark Circle and then scaling the Circle Network as Managing Director. He is currently focusing on Employability and launching Participle’s newest social enterprise, Backr. He has spent the better part of the past decade developing and growing social ventures. Daniel's first venture was based in Buenos Aires, where he was one of the founding Directors of HelpArgentina, a pioneering online giving marketplace that connects donors and volunteers to high-impact Argentine social organizations. Daniel received an MBA from Oxford University's Said Business School, where he concentrated on social enterprise design.Pauline HamiltonGroup AccountantPauline is Participle’s accountant and works as part of the core team providing financial expertise to all of the Participle projects and enterprises. She studied Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. She started her career in the commercial sector but has spent the past 13 years working in the not-for-profit sector, including six years as Finance Director of the Roundhouse in Camden, and has significant experience of building and developing finance functions in fast growing and changing organisations.Be LaursenStudio ManagerBe studied Fine Art and Art History and, following graduation, spent 5 years as an artist in Cambridge selling her work through galleries and commissions. She took a Post Graduate course in delivering workshops and classes based around her work. Before joining Participle Be worked in the graphics and fashion industries providing support and running departments.Rachel JamesProgramme ManagerRachel is responsible for the delivery of our Life Programmes throughout the UK, alongside our local authority partners. Rachel’s career has spanned the public and voluntary sectors and for the past several years she has worked within social services, setting up and developing new and innovative support services for children and families. Rachel has a degree in Social Anthropology, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and is currently completing an MA in Child Development.Amanda BridenMeasures ManagerAmanda leads the development and implementation of our social impact measurement across all Participle projects and enterprises. She joined in 2012 while finishing her MBA at the University of Oxford Said Business School. However, Amanda began her career as an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. During her time there, she was a mission operations engineer for the GRAIL space mission (http://www.nasa.gov/grail/). She combines her unique set of analytical, operations, and business skills to design new business operations that feed into Participle's measures. Her work helps Participle identify its progress, improve its service delivery, and inform its members and staff of their achievements.Kate BagleyCampaigns and Content ManagerKate is Campaigns and Content Manager at Participle, running our digital communications and bringing people together to rethink public services on the Relational Welfare blog. Prior to Participle, Kate worked in communications at several London think tanks, managed international development projects in Africa and Asia, and experienced the wild world of financial services in New York. In her spare time, she is a Producer at A Door in a Wall. She joined Participle in January 2014. You can find her online at @weareparticiple and @kate_bagley.
EmployAbility (Backr)Emma SouthgateHead of ServiceEmma is currently responsible for the delivery of Backr, Participle's flagship employability venture. She joined Participle as a designer and played a core role in the design and development of Circle, Participle's first enterprise. She is experienced in both the design of new public services as well as implementing them into fully functioning enterprises. As part of the team that developed and tested Circle in its infancy, she then joined the start-up team at Southwark Circle to make the concept a reality. Emma previously worked in the Design and Architecture department in the British Councils’ Arts team where she led the tour of exhibitions across Asia and has won an RSA Award.Kate BurnService Development LeadSince joining Participle in 2009, Kate has worked across Participle's projects in design and research roles, contributing to our work by visualising information and involving individuals and communities in bringing our ideas to life. Most recently, Kate played a core role in our Social Health work, designing and developing new service prototypes to support people to build the habits they need to live well. Having contributed to the initial Employability project that evolved into Backr, Kate is now helping make the concept a fully functioning enterprise. In her role as Service Development Lead, she analyses the user journey, identifies progress and generates actionable insights to refine the Backr experience for members.Obie CampbellNetwork LeadObie is Network Lead at Backr. She joined Participle in 2012 and helped develop the early stages of our Social Health project. She has since focused her design, research and teaching expertise towards Employability and was core to the launch of Backr. In her role as Network Lead, she is responsible for service design, delivery and helps to activate membership on the social network. Since graduating from the London College of Communication with a first class degree in Graphic Design, Obie has lectured university students, mentored young people with Time Out and The Sorrell Foundation, and contributed to a range of social enterprise projects.Gosbert ChagulaOpportunities LeadGosbert joined Participle in August 2013 as Opportunities Lead on Backr. As part of his role, he’ll be engaging with businesses and uncovering opportunities for Backr members. Prior to joining Participle, Gosbert was at Young Enterprise, the UK’s biggest provider of enterprise education for young people aged 6-24 years old. Whilst at Young Enterprise, Gosbert led several projects on financial literacy, business start-up and aspiration building. These projects were delivered with an array of different partners, including NYSE Euronext, London School of Business and Accenture. Outside work, Gosbert serves as a Governor of Stanmore College in north west London and is the President of Harrovian Speakers Club (Toastmasters International). He holds degrees from both Kingston University and University College London.Jessica Hughes (née Mills)Head of MarketingJessica is Head of Marketing at Backr. She joined Participle in July 2013 from a marketing leadership role at Fitpro (the world's leading fitness education association). She brings eight years experience creating innovative marketing strategies and building sustainable customer relationships, while working at two of London's top marketing agencies and delivering successful campaigns for a range of companies and organisations, such as RBS, BSkyB and Manchester City FC. Jessica graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (hons) in Religion and Theology.
AssociatesCharles LeadbeaterCharles Leadbeater advises companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy. His bestselling book, We think – The Power of Mass Creativity, foreshadowed the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation. One of the first to chart the rise of social entrepreneurship, Charles has written widely on social innovation and public service reform, from new approaches to care at the end of life to radically different forms of education. He has given two TED talks on innovation, the latest on the lessons to be learned from social entrepreneurs working in extreme conditions which can be found here. A past winner of the prestigious David Watt prize for journalism and ranked by Accenture as one of the leading management thinkers in the world, his current work focusses on high impact social innovation in education and health around the world.Jennie WinhallJennie is a leading voice in taking a design approach to service development and was a founding member of Participle. She combines design methods and thinking with policy and enterprise to develop innovative solutions. Previously Jennie was Senior Design Strategist for RED at the UK Design Council. As part of an interdisciplinary team of designers, social scientists and economists she developed a methodology for designing with end users and front-line workers to create new public services and delivery models. Jennie’s background is in product design and psychology and her work has won awards from the D&AD, the RSA, Germany’s Red Dot and the Australian Design Association. Jennie has worked for design groups in the UK, India, Australia and France.Sridhar VenkatapuramSridhar works with Participle to develop measurement frameworks across the various projects and enterprises. Sridhar has been at the forefront of health ethics and global health for over twenty years. He has worked as a consultant for a range of international organizations including the Open Society Institute, the Population Council, and Doctors of the World-USA. At Harvard, he worked with the late Arjun Sengupta, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development, in conceptualizing its philosophical and ethical framework. He holds a number of degrees in a range of disciplines including international relations (Brown), public health (Harvard), sociology (Cambridge) and political philosophy (Cambridge). Sridhar has won numerous awards, scholarships, fellowships, and currently is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in ethics at LSHTM, and an Affiliated Lecturer at Cambridge University.Anna GrifithsAnna works with Participle on enterprise development. Anna graduated from Said Business School, Oxford University in 2009, where she was awarded a scholarship from the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Anna’s MBA focused particularly on enterprise design and strategy, social finance, marketing and design-thinking. Anna also holds an MA in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh and a Post Graduate Certificate in Print Journalism from the London College of Communication. From 1999-2008 Anna co-founded and managed PhotoVoice, an award-winning, international, non-profit organisationGerlinde GniewoszGerlinde works with Participle to formulate sustainable business models for the various projects. She has had a breadth of experience stretching from structured & project financing (BNP Paribas, CBA) to strategic consulting (McKinsey) and project implementation (Orange, Yahoo!). Currently, she is also working on a start-up business, Zuztertu, that delivers education via mobile platforms. Gerlinde has a MBA from Harvard Business School and a B. Com (Hons) plus University Medal from the University of New South Wales.