The Steering Group draws on the expertise and experience of individuals and organisations based within and beyond the UK that share an interest in character development, citizenship, and evidence-based policymaking. Members of the Steering Group critically advise and support the Institute for Community Studies as it works with young people to reimagine the Civic Journey.

 

  • Lord David Blunkett; House of Lords, Chair of the Civic Journey Steering Group
  • Mark Gifford, CEO of National Citizens Service
  • Liz Moorse, CEO Association for Citizenship Teaching
  • David Watts, Director of Outdoor Learning at UK Youth
  • Simon Parker, Director of Transformation and Policy Capability at Department for Education
  • Joy Johnstone, Deputy Director at Department for Culture Media and Sport
  • Jim Anderson, Head of Government Innovation Programmes at Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Louise McDonald, Institute of Directors, Scotland
  • Parmi Dheensa, Include Me TOO Founder and Executive Director (Common Wealth Children and Youth Disability Network)
  • Stuart Dunne, CEO of Youth Focus North West
  • Sheree Atcheson, Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Valtech
  • Hayel Watermberg, Co-founder of Word on the Curb
  • Asha Jagatia, Future Capability Manager at Vodafone