The UK’s social and economic landscape has been facing many challenges since the 2008 credit crunch. This has profound implications for charity and philanthropy in the UK. What kind of civil society do we need and want, who is responsible for it, and how will it be affected by future social and economic upheaval?
To gain a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation invited ten civil society leaders to set out their ideas about what charity might look like in 2020.
We are releasing a short film featuring each individual on our website every weekday from 3 – 14 December.
This is what Dai Powell thinks. Do you agree? Please leave a comment below.
Dai Powell is the Chief Executive of HCT Group, a large-scale, award-winning social enterprise in the transport industry, operating transport and training services from twelve depots across London, Yorkshire, Humberside, the southwest and the Channel Islands. Dai has been Chief Executive since 1993, leading the organisation as it has grown by more than a hundredfold – from a small community transport provider into an award-winning national social enterprise.
In November 2012, Dai won Social Enterprise Leader of the Year at the SEUK awards. He is a board member of Big Society Capital, is the Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), the outgoing Chair of the Community Transport Association (UK) and a Social Enterprise UK board member. Dai was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to disabled people.