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  • Ali’s role at BOP involves supporting the development of an international portfolio of impact bonds, with a focus on investments in education – including the Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge and the Ghana Education Outcomes Programme.

    Prior to joining Bridges, Ali worked with Ark’s Education Partnership Group to drive process improvements in public and private organisations in West Africa and South-East Asia.

    Earlier in his career, Ali has worked with the World Bank and McKinsey on improving management and financial practices in the public sector. He has also led a tech-based startup, funded by Google, specialising in using technology for increased operational efficiency.

  • Alison works with the Director of Finance, maintaining the financial systems and ensuring the smooth running of the finance processes within the Group.

    She worked as an MRI Radiographer in the NHS before pivoting to a career in finance in 2015. Prior to working at BOP, Alison worked as a Finance Manager for several Charities and SMEs.

    Alison has an MSc in Medical Magnetic Resonance from City University and is currently studying towards the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ CGMA qualification.

  • Amanda is the Programme Manager for Norfolk SHPS, delivering a prevention and relief service to those who are at risk of homelessness. The service supports households to sustain an existing tenancy or secure new accommodation, offering up to 8 months tenancy sustainment to empower households and avoid long term homelessness.

    She has worked in the housing sector for 13 years, delivering services to those who are at risk of homelessness or seeking housing advice. Before joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships Amanda worked for Norfolk County Council within Children’s Services, working with key partners across Norfolk to establish a positive pathway for care leavers as they transition to independence, including managing a service for care leavers with complex needs.

  • Amarjit is the Programme Lead for outcomes partnerships in London, including homelessness prevention and refugee services.

    She is a senior leader with extensive experience of delivering strategy, operations and transformation in both the private and public sectors. She is well-versed at collaborating across diverse and multiple stakeholders, with a proven track record of delivering growth of businesses to ensure positive, successful social value and commercial outcomes.

    Amarjit has held leadership roles for more than a decade, managing local and central government contracts, leading teams in social housing and the private sector. She is also the Vice Chair at Coin Street Community Builders and Commonweal Housing, an action learning charity.

  • Amit, Executive Director at Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, has been working with Bridges for the last 3 years with a focus on our work in low- and middle-income countries. During this time, Amit has supported the creation of Outcomes Partnerships related to:

    • Helping families stay together through family therapy in the UK
    • Improving quality of education provision in West Africa and South Asia
    • Plastics waste recycling in West Africa
    • Access to clean water in Southeast Asia
    • Employment opportunities in Turkey

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Amit worked for Social Finance where he created some of the most innovative social impact bonds in the UK. Amit spent his early career in banking and consulting, after which he ran a consulting organisation and charity focused on innovation in education.

    Amit holds a Bachelor of Science from Nottingham University in the UK.

  • Andrew is Co-Founder of Bridges Outcomes Partnerships and Executive Director of Operations, Innovation and Learning. He is a Director of Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership, GM Homes Partnership, Homelessness Support, the Single Homeless Prevention Service and is a Trustee of West London Zone.

    Prior to Bridges, Andrew was Managing Director of a social enterprise “Baobab” in Madagascar, and a non-Executive board member of two other financial inclusion social enterprises, in Senegal and China.

  • Anne Marie is Chair of our Children’s Services and youth homelessness prevention services.

    She is Chief Executive of Kensington and Chelsea Education Ltd, providing advice and guidance to organisations working in education, child protection and welfare. She is a Non-Executive Director of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, and Chair of Academy Trustees for Holland Park School.

    For the last three years she held the position of Chief Executive at Barnardo’s. Other career highlights include:

    • Deputy CEO and Executive Director for Family and Children’s Services, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2006 to 2010

    • Regional Director of Local Government London, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister London, 2003 to 2008

    • Corporate Executive Director of North Tyneside Council, 2001 to 2003

    • Director of Education and Family Services, East Lothian Council, 1995 to 2001

    • Assistant Director of Education, Lothian Regional Council, 1988 to 1995

  • Antony is a member of the Bridges board and is actively involved in the management of the Bridges portfolio. He is also a trustee for the Bridges Impact Foundation.

    Antony has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience in a wide range of businesses, from early- stage development opportunities to later-stage management buy-outs. He joined 3i in 1988 and led a number of successful MBO investments before managing 3i’s Newcastle office in 1995. He then managed 3i’s Cambridge office before leading 3i’s healthcare team, which invested in medical technology and biotechnology businesses across Europe.

    Antony is a Teaching Fellow at London Business School and lectures on financing entrepreneurial business in London, Dubai and India. He is also Director of the North-East based seed fund, NorthStar Ventures, and was previously a director of two other early-stage technology spin-out funds and a founder director of the Cambridge Network.

    He studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University and has an MBA from London Business School.

    Antony was awarded an OBE for services to social enterprise and social investment in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

  • Callum is a Senior Impact Analyst working on our Stronger Families and Wecyclers programmes, providing analysis to support performance management and impact measurement.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Callum completed a Masters in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. His research focused on dopamine signalling and Parkinson’s disease pathophysiology.

  • Camille is the Impact Lead overseeing our data strategy, analytics, and impact reporting functions. She has previously worked as the data and operations analyst on one of our outcomes contracts, Norfolk Carers Partnership, where she was responsible for designing the case management system, analysing performance & impact data, and producing reports to demonstrate the outcomes achieved.

    Prior to joining Bridges, Camille has worked with several social impact organisations in India and Canada conducting extensive research, developing business models, creating programme content, and designing & implementing evaluation studies.

    Camille holds a BA in Economics from St. Xaviers College in Mumbai, India and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada.

  • Caprice serves as the Private Rental Sector Engagement Officer within the Greater Manchester Better Outcomes Partnership (GMBOP) Pathfinder project, which supports young people at risk of homelessness in the Greater Manchester area.

    With a professional history in both the build-to-rent and purpose-built student accommodation sectors, Caprice has experience across a number of roles, including Leasing Assistant, Account Manager, and Community & Operations Manager.

    Outside of work, Caprice has spent her spare time volunteering for homelessness and youth charities, among other activities. Additionally, she co-led a homelessness project to support rough sleepers in Nottingham during her time at university.

  • Charlene is the Team Leader for Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership, overseeing the referral management process as well as managing external relationships with professionals.

    Prior to joining Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership in 2019, Charlene worked with Vulnerable Children and Families within West Yorkshire for over 15 years.

    Charlene holds a BA(HONS) in Early Years and a MA in Education.

  • Clare’s role as an Associate involves supporting the development and delivery of a range of projects within our UK and high-income countries portfolio.

    Prior to her role at Bridges, Clare served as a Consultant at an international development consultancy, where she contributed to impactful social and environmental development programs in Africa, South, and South-East Asia. Previously, Clare worked at a UK-based asset manager.

    Clare holds an MSc in Environment, Politics and International Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Spanish from the University of St Andrews.

  • Claudia is BOP’s Chief of Staff, working closely with our CEO and Head of People. Prior to this, she was the Programme Manager for Stronger Families, a family therapy service providing access to therapeutic interventions for young people and families in Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Before joining the BOP team, she was the Data and Impact Manager for a London-based charity delivering conflict management training to young people. Previously, she was a strategy consultant in a Social Innovation consulting firm in Singapore and has worked for UNDP China.

    Claudia holds a Masters in Non-profit Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Global Studies from the University of Hong Kong

  • Colin is responsible for our Enablement functions (Impact, People, ESG and Tech) as well as the financial management systems and financial reporting within the Group.

    Prior to Bridges Colin started his career as an auditor and has ten years’ experience in the charity sector at Chelsea FC Foundation, Dogs Trust and the Royal Albert Hall after volunteering at a Microfinance organisation in Malawi.

    Colin has a degree in Physics as well as a Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA) and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.

  • Conor, Director at Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, has been working with Bridges for the last 7 years – during which time he has designed and implemented a number of Outcomes Partnerships related to housing, employment and refugee support.

    He was previously a member of the Impact Management team at Bridges Fund Management, where he advised and supported investment teams on all aspects of impact management throughout the investment cycle. Before joining Bridges, Conor worked for a health services NGO in Ecuador, leading a project to set up budgeting and reporting processes. He began his career as a management consultant at Deloitte, specialising in financial analysis and process improvement.

    Conor holds a BSc in Economics and is a qualified Management Accountant.

  • David is Chair of Spring, having previously invested in and chaired Child Support Services Ltd, one of the first Social Impact Bonds.

    David’s earlier career was in stockbroking, investment banking and asset management; he now has a portfolio of interests in activities that range from Artificial Intelligence to brewing.

  • Eduardo’s role as an Associate involves supporting the development of BOP’s international portfolio. Before this role, he worked as an Impact Analyst on our Refugee Better Outcomes Partnership project.

    Prior to joining Bridges, Eduardo was part of SpainNAB (a member of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing), and volunteered as a Project Manager for a Spanish NGO in Northern Uganda.

    Eduardo holds a BA in Business Management from ICADE Business School and an MSc in International Cooperation, Finance, and Development from the University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza.

  • Emily is Programme Manager for our Forward Outcomes Partnerships and Plymouth Refugee Opportunities programmes.

    Prior to this role, Emily worked in HR Management whilst completing a BSc in Psychosociology, before moving to a Data Analyst position within Bridges’ Stronger Families programme.

    Emily has recently completed an MSc in Psychology and Business with the University of Strathclyde.

  • Faith is a contractor working within our Quality Assurance team, supporting the development and continued growth of BOP quality and compliance assurance activities to drive a culture of integrity and high quality services by offering a professional, impartial audit and assurance function which reduces risk exposure and adds value.

    Faith has over 18 years experience within the Quality, Compliance and Audit industry both in the UK and globally, with a wide portfolio of experience across sectors including Health, Welfare, Skills/ FE, MoJ probation and Youth Services.

    Faith started her career journey as a Youth Worker, moving into teaching within the community and progressing into quality assurance with FE, which gave a solid foundation to the subsequent years experience gained within Compliance and Audit.

    Faith is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and ever since was young has always strived for equality, social inclusion and genuinely embracing diversity and all that it offers.

  • Fiona Speak is a consultant with extensive experience in Compliance, Quality, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Internal Audit and Data Protection (GDPR). Fiona is currently providing outsourced Data Protection and Quality and Compliance Services to BOP and BOL.

    Prior to joining BOP Fiona has worked with a range of other health and social care organisations, and government departments.

    Other areas of specialism include Leadership, Business Change, Due Diligence, Policy and Framework Development, Strategic Planning, and Continuous Improvement. Known for her adaptability, tenacity, flexibility, solution focussed nature and ability to simplify complexity.

    Fiona is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner and an active member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and Institute of Risk Management.

  • Gemma is a Performance and Operations Officer and supports our social prescribing contract in Northamptonshire.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Gemma worked in various roles within the NHS for 9 years, for Northamptonshire Public Health as a Maternity Stop Smoking Advisor and more recently, taught Undergraduate first year students Health Sociology and theory.

    Gemma has a keen interest in Health Sociology, and preventative measures and health promotion. Gemma has recently completed a Masters degree in Public Sociology and has an Undergraduate degree in Health Studies with Social Care.

    Gemma lives at home in Northamptonshire with her husband, five daughters, and dog. She is a keen lover of sports and plays cricket alongside her daughters for her local ladies’ team.

  • Grace is BOP’s first Director of Policy, Influencing & Engagement – a new role created to support and promote the growth of the Outcomes movement across the UK and internationally.

    Prior to joining BOP Grace spent 12 years working across four central government departments: the Cabinet Office, DExEU, Defra and most recently DLUHC where she led major strands of the Private Rented Sector reform programme. Grace brings a wealth of expertise in domestic and international policy making and of working with ministers and Parliament, as well as a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities of public service delivery.

    Grace is passionate about public sector reform, especially strengthening the link between citizens and our government. And she has a strong interest in international affairs, studying International Relations at the London School of Economics and gaining a Master’s degree from the College of Europe. Grace has lived and worked in Belgium, Hong Kong and China.

  • Iciar Ania, Executive Director at Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, has been working with Bridges for the last 6 years, during which time she has designed and implemented more than 10 Outcomes Partnerships related to:

    • Supporting care experienced young people to access employment and education opportunities,
    • Supporting young people with their mental health and wellbeing,
    • Helping families stay together through family therapy,
    • Supporting vulnerable women at risk of multiple removals and/or sexual harm and violence, and
    • Supporting unpaid carers to improve their wellbeing and sustain their caring role.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Iciar worked in Investment Banking at Arcano Group and Nomura Group. Iciar also spent 2 years in Cambodia working for a charity that supports families of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

    Iciar holds a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University in the USA and from ICADE in Spain and an MBA from INSEAD.

  • Jonathan is the Data and Impact Manager at KBOP and KDASS. He supports the operational teams who provide housing support and domestic abuse services in Kirklees, Yorkshire.

    Jonathan holds a Masters in Research Methods and Public Policy, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. His academic research focused on impact investing, specifically how the public and private sectors can collaborate to benefit society. This interest drew him to BOP and the Positive Families Partnership programme in 2019, where his key role is to work with Local Authorities and our specialist therapist teams to ensure we provide a high-quality service to families and value for money to our Borough partners.

    Jonathan lives in Lancashire with his wife, two young children and the family dog. When not parenting or working, he can regularly be found cycling or fell running in his native North West England.

  • Jonny is the Programme Director for our international education projects which we support via the Sustainable Development Goals Outcomes Fund.  The programmes focus on improving learning outcomes for children, while also improving systemic approaches to education in partnership with host governments and our delivery partners.

    Jonny has extensive experience in leading programmes and teams in the international sphere across the public, private, and NGO sectors. He has lived and worked in a range of international contexts including Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Myanmar, South Sudan, and Nigeria working with communities affected by conflict, crisis, and poverty.  He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.

  • Justine is Head of People and manages all things team-related at BOP.

    After graduating from University of Leeds, with a BSc Hons in Pharmacology, Justine pursued her sporting ambitions in badminton and considers herself lucky to have been able to travel the world and represent her country doing something she loved. She then worked as a national coach and moved into performance leadership/management positions in Olympic and Paralympic sports and feels privileged to have attended 3 Olympic/Paralympic Games through her work. Justine has a postgraduate Business Management qualification and is also a qualified Executive Coach/Mentor and NLP Practitioner. More recently, Justine has worked in the education sector as Head of People across a group of Schools and Nurseries and then Hatch (a social enterprise with a mission to build a better world through entrepreneurship).

    Justine’s passion is in human potential and helping people be the best they can be, so she is relishing the opportunity to work with BOP in their mission to improve outcomes for people and value for society. Justine lives in Northamptonshire with her two boys who keep her on her toes! In her spare time she enjoys sport, getting outdoors and on her bike or walking, especially if it involves a decent coffee stop! She also enjoys the occasional pub quiz.

  • Katie is the Operational Lead for Turning Tides, a preventative mental health and wellbeing programme in the north of England. Katie’s role involves supporting local partners in the delivery of the programme, which uses long term coaching and social prescriptions to support young people to improve their wellbeing and emotional resilience.

    Prior to joining BOP, Katie spent several years in charity management, leading on psycho-social palliative care for children, young people, and their families across the Southeast of England.

    Katie holds a degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London.

  • Kit is currently leading a BOP wide project to centralise and automate data and reporting from across the portfolio of 20+ individual live programmes. In addition to this Kit is also responsible for transforming the way BOP works digitally, utilising digital solutions to help with collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing across the organisation.

    Kit is an On Purpose Fellow and prior to joining BOP full time was an associate on the year long programme which aims to help mid-career professionals transition into more purposeful work. He spent six months with BOP and six months with Big Society Capital while on the programme. Prior to On Purpose Kit spent almost a decade in the Telecoms industry in a variety of roles including management consulting, finance and data analytics. Prior to that he worked in risk analytics and measurement in the investment finance sector.

    He holds a BSc. in Physics from the University of Bristol and is a Chartered Management Account (CIMA).

  • Laura’s role as Business Development Manager is to help BOP achieve its ambition to make collaborative, flexible and accountable public services business as usual. This kind of systems change also deepens direct impact on individuals and the planet to create and improve positive and meaningful outcomes.

    Prior to joining BOP, Laura held the role of Business Development Manager at a national Housing and Homelessness charity, supporting on a variety of business areas to develop new and existing services, in line with strategic goals. Before that, she specialised in operational management, leading teams delivering advisory services to individuals in the criminal justice system, under the Transforming Rehabilitation programme.

    Laura holds a LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Lancaster University.

  • Liz’s role as a Manager involves supporting the development and delivery of a range of projects within both our international and UK-based portfolios.

    Prior to joining BOP, Liz received her MBA with Honours from London Business School, where she acted as President of the School’s Social Impact club, and interned with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and a blue carbon start-up. She started her career in investment management, before transitioning into the social sector to work for a boutique impact advisory firm in Detroit, Michigan.

    Liz graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Lucia Santirso, Director at Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, has been working with Bridges for the last 6 years, during which time she has designed and implemented more than 10 Outcomes Partnerships related to:

    • Supporting young people in Kenya to take control over their health choices and paths to do more with their lives,
    • Improving the health and wellbeing of adults in the UK with long-term health conditions,
    • Helping elderly adults in the Netherlands improve their mobility and reduce their risk of falling,
    • Supporting unpaid carers in the UK to improve their wellbeing and sustain their caring role,
    • Supporting young people in the UK to attain better wellbeing and education outcomes, and
    • Supporting young people in the UK with special education needs to increase their independence towards adulthood.

    Before joining the BOP team, Lucia worked in Investor Relations at Bridges Fund Management. Lucia was also part of the Global Steering Group (GSG) Policy working group and is a co-author of the resulting report: “Catalysing an Impact Investment Ecosystem: A Policymaker’s Toolkit”. Prior to joining Bridges, Lucia worked in Equity Research at J.P. Morgan.

    Lucia holds a MSc in International Finance from HEC Paris and a BSc in International Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management.

  • Luke works as an Impact Analyst, providing analysis to support performance management and measure impact. He works on BOP’s Social Prescribing programmes SPRING and Thrive. SPRING operates within the Northamptonshire area, while Thrive operates in North East Lincolnshire.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Luke worked as a Data Manager within the News Industry and spent three years working as an English Teacher in Granada, Spain.

    Luke holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bristol.

  • Lydia works as an Impact Analyst, supporting BOP’s international work on the Sierra Leone Innovation Education Challenge and the Ghana Education Outcomes Project.

    Lydia studied Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought at the University of Leeds. Since leaving university, she has worked for a number of charities, predominantly within the education sector and most recently for Teach First – an education charity which aims to build a fair education for all. Lydia is passionate about promoting social mobility and helping to improve the life chances of those who need it most.

  • Martha is Programme Director for Northeast RISE – a refugee employment and integration programme based across the Northeast of England.

    Martha brings with her a wealth of experience in leading operational and business growth in different organisations having worked within the FMCG industry and going on to lead the operational success for a fitness start-up business in London.

    Martha is passionate about all things people and seeks opportunities to tap into inherent strengths when supporting professionals across organisations to realise their full potential. She values partnerships and optimises collaborative working to achieve the best outcomes for the people and businesses she works with.

  • Marie is the Programme Manager for Stronger Families. Stronger Families provides access to a therapeutic intervention (Functional Family Therapy) for young people and families in Norfolk and Suffolk; Marie is responsible for ensuring the programmes achieve their stated goals and objectives – helping young people to stay out of care.

    Prior to joining BOP, Marie worked with Catch 22 and held the role of Practice Lead for Pause Worcestershire which supported vulnerable women. Pause Worcestershire was a social outcomes partnership aimed at supporting women to break the cycle of children being removed from their care. Before that, she worked within the Local Authority as a child protection social worker and team manager.

    Marie holds a Masters in Social work from Anglia Ruskin University.

  • Mary is a Referrals Assessor in the KBOP team. She reaches out to individuals who have been referred to the KBOP service, who are homeless or facing an increased risk of homelessness as a result of their support needs, and arranges suitable support for them in order for them to maintain suitable accommodation, improve their health and wellbeing, and develop the skills they need to live independently.

    Previously Mary has worked as a Youth & Community Development Worker, and Suicide Prevention and Drug & Alcohol Support Worker. She has a first class honours degree in Performing Arts and is currently studying for a Masters degree in Dance & Movement Psychotherapy. Mary is also a trained in Yoga, Breathwork & Sound Healing facilitation. In her spare time, she runs relaxation classes and women’s empowerment sessions, working creatively and holistically with people to improve their wellbeing.

  • Matteo holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science, graduating from Leeds Beckett University. He works as the Senior Employment & Skills Coordinator at Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP) having previously operated in education and the civil service before arriving at Bridges.

    When not at work, Matteo can be found chasing an egg-shaped ball, rugby being a sport he now plays for fun after experiencing professional environments growing up before deciding to concentrate on his education and career.

  • Michael is KBOP’s Peer Mentor Co-ordinator. He is an activist, change maker and a passionate advocate and Mentor within Recovery Fellowships. He is the lead on KBOP’s Co-Production work and has a wide range of personal, lived experience which he brings to the Partnership.

    Prior to joining KBOP, Michael worked in the Civil Service as a Performance and Information Manager in Adult and Children’s Care.

  • Michelle currently works within the BOP Health Portfolio as the Operational Lead for Spring Northamptonshire and Thrive NEL. Spring and Thrive programmes are community-driven social prescribing support networks, commissioned to help people better manage their health and wellbeing. Michelle’s previous roles have also had a strong people focus, including working for the Citizens Advice Bureau and managing a large team of Advice and Support workers in North East Lincolnshire, where she is currently based.

    Michelle is passionate about what matters to people: she believes that as many people as possible should have to opportunity to “live their best life” in a way that is meaningful to them. Michelle’s three daughters have now left home and continue to make her very proud! She is also an avid reader – can often be found with her nose in a book – and enjoys being creative in her spare time, with a particular love of interior design.

  • Mila founded and leads Bridges Outcomes Partnerships (BOP). At BOP, we work to radically improve human services and environmental initiatives to improve outcomes for people and value for society. Programmes BOP supports are dedicated to empowering people across the world to improve their lives, in areas ranging from education and wellbeing to housing, child protection, employment and environmental protection. Mila is on boards of Positive Families Partnership, Stronger Families, Forward, North East Lincolnshire Thrive, Ways to Wellness, Education Outcomes Partnerships, along with other family, employment, and refugee support focused programmes.

    Mila is also a Trustee for Clore Social Leadership, organisation dedicated to providing social leaders with world class leadership development.

    Prior to Bridges, Mila’s career spanned public, private, and third sector. Mila helped create and run Education Generation, a crowdsourcing social enterprise focused on enabling young leaders in low-and middle-income countries to participate in some of the world’s most forward-thinking education programmes.

  • Natalia works as a Senior Team Assistant, providing a variety of operational and administrative support to our senior management and across the entire team.

    Before her role at BOP, Nat worked in various roles at Bridges Fund Management, as well as in a 5-star hotel as a Reception Supervisor, gaining extensive customer service and administrative experience.

    Natalia has a BA in Hungarian Studies from the University of Warsaw.

  • Nick is the Programme Director for Turning Tides, a community-based young person mental health and wellbeing pilot launched across North Yorkshire.

    Nick has a breadth of experience across the private and public sector in operational and strategic roles. Prior to Bridges he worked at NHS Digital, developing their data strategy before moving to Togetherall, a digital mental health solution, leading on partnership development activities.

    He is passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential, wherever possible thinking outside the box to deliver sustained positive change for people and communities.

  • Nicky is the Programme Director for Health, overseeing two social prescribing programmes that help people to access community support to manage their health and wellbeing.

    Nicky is passionate about supporting people and has a strong focus on collaboration and coproduction throughout her work. Having spent 16 years working in the criminal justice system for Probation, Nicky has more recently been working in Adult Social Care, managing prevention-based programmes and working strategically with partners across Health and the VCSE sector.

  • Rachel is a Programme Director, leading the Young Persons Homeless Prevention Pathfinder within the Greater Manchester Better Outcomes Partnership (GMBOP). Since January 2021, she has played a pivotal role in steering the project towards success, dedicated to supporting young individuals in stabilising their accommodation situations while building confidence and resilience to prevent long-term homelessness.

    With a career spanning eighteen years as a senior manager, she has specialised in leading teams that deliver essential services in the housing, debt, and criminal justice sectors. Prior to her current role at GMBOP, she made significant contributions to the Transforming Rehabilitation contract. Here, she effectively managed the Through The Gate provision in various establishments across the North West.

    Throughout her career, Rachel has established herself as a strategic leader with a knack for building strong relationships. Her ability to connect with key stakeholders in the community, custodial, statutory, and commissioning services has been instrumental in driving positive outcomes for the projects she has undertaken.

    In 2018, Rachel’s dedication and innovative approach were acknowledged when she was given a Butler Trust award. This prestigious recognition highlighted her outstanding contributions to the field, specifically commending her innovation and partnership working.

    Rachel’s career is marked by a passion for social change and a proven track record of transformative leadership. Her role as Programme Director at GMBOP reflects her ongoing commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of young people facing housing challenges.

  • Rianna is a Senior Impact Analyst for the Single Homelessness Prevention Service across both the London boroughs and Norfolk, and for Kenya Better Outcomes Partnership, providing analysis to support the performance management of the services.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Rianna worked for a biotechnology company conducting data handling and analytics.

    Rianna holds a BSc in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol.

  • Rob leads on the project management and procurement of Health-related social outcomes partnerships, capacity building and supporting delivery partners to develop innovation and insight into delivery.

    Prior to joining Bridges in 2018, Rob has held leaderships roles in business development and strategic growth for a number of businesses and sectors including financial advice, employability, skills, IAG and supply chain development. He has also been chair and deputy chair of ERSA, the trade body representing the Employability sector and worked with Cabinet & Treasury on developing new public sector commissioning. Rob has also worked in investment banking, HEI institutions and led businesses at accelerator and incubator stages.

  • Robbie is the Programme Director for Forward Outcomes Partnerships and Plymouth Refugee Opportunities.

    Prior to joining Bridges in 2019 Robbie spent 20 years working in the third sector. Beginning his career as a Development Tutor at Fairbridge, progressing through local, regional then national Director Roles.

    Robbie holds a MA in Professional Development and is a Fellow of Clore Social Leadership.

  • Sally is an Executive Assistant providing administrative and operational support to our senior management and across the entire team.

    Prior to joining BOP, she worked in the retail sector in customer relationship management and participated in the Mountbatten Internship Programme in New York City.

    Sally holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Birmingham.

  • Sarah is an experienced regional and national Contracts Manager with a demonstrated history of working in both non-profit and private sectors across Homelessness, Housing and Justice organisations. Skilled in innovation management, consortium, project management, government consultation, communication, relationship management and new business opportunities.

    She began her career at Nightsafe as a volunteer supporting young people experiencing homelessness and after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University progressed professionally, working with a number of charities and Justice organisations across the North including Shelter. She has been part of a number of ambitious pilots including Re-Unite, Greater Manchester Offenders Project, Female Offender Whole Systems Approach in GM and Transforming Rehabilitation “Through The Gate” Contracts. Nominated for UK Housing Award and winning a Northern Housing Award as part of GM Homes Partnership.

    A proud Trustee of “Partners for Prisoners” charity and Fellow of Practise at the Government Outcomes Lab – Blavatnik School of Government, whilst currently leading Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership and Kirklees Domestic Abuse Specialist Services Partnership as the Programme Director. She has a passion for supporting rehabilitation and empowering individuals to achieve their aspirations and independence through innovative and asset based services.

  • Sophie’s role at BOP involves supporting the development and ongoing delivery of projects in the UK and high-income countries, like SPRING, as well as projects in lower- and middle-income countries, like Wecyclers.

    Prior to joining Bridges, Sophie worked for a global investor-incubator, backing entrepreneurs to create solutions-driven businesses, and earlier in real estate investment and asset management, leading on sustainability strategy.

    Sophie holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management, as well as an MBA from Warwick University and a certificate in SDG Investing from the Geneva Graduate Institute.

  • Steve’s role as Programme Director, is to provide capacity building and programme and performance management to a portfolio of socially-minded organisations. These organisations deliver innovative solutions to prevent and relieve homelessness and increase the education and employment prospects of young people, using an outcomes-based approach.

    Steve holds a BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield and after a brief career in Engineering spent 20 years growing a business supporting long term unemployed and people with disabilities and health problems develop skills and employment to live independently through outcomes-based contracting.

  • Tim is the Operational Lead for the Pathfinder Project, part of Greater Manchester Better Outcomes Partnership.

    Prior to joining Bridges, Tim has worked in multiple roles across the third sector, including rough sleeper outreach, youth homelessness, and drug and alcohol services. Most notably, Tim was one of the first progression coaches on the Pathfinder Project, giving him invaluable experience and knowledge of the service.

    Tim holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, where he conducted research projects ranging from class inequality to contemporary political philosophy.

  • Tony is the Programme Manager for Norfolk Carers Partnership. He has spent most of his working life in the commercial sector, he supports partners with performance management.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Tony owned his own business for twenty-seven years, and after the sale of the business he went to work for the charity Caring Together. He managed a team to bring awareness of unpaid carers to professionals, of what the charity does and the support they offer.

  • Torsten is an Analyst working on our Carers Matter Norfolk programme, providing analysis that supports impact and performance measurement, as well as providing technical system support, and helping to design continuous CRM improvements.

    Prior to joining BOP, Torsten worked within the Health and Wellbeing sector where he provided in-depth analysis to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as leading a project to perform a complete redesign of client reporting. Torsten holds a BSc in Biology from Aberystwyth University.

  • Victoria is the Programme Manager for Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership. She oversees the quality assurance framework and drives innovation and service development across the partnership.

    Prior to joining Bridges in 2020, she was an operational lead for the GM Homes Partnership. Victoria has worked on various specialist contracts in the homelessness sector over the last 9 years across Greater Manchester.

  • Victoria is the Programme Director for Norfolk Carers Partnership. She is an accomplished programme development specialist with a proven track record of developing and leading on successful multi-site, person-centred programmes within the not for profit and statutory sectors.

    Victoria’s 20 year career has been focussed on the design and delivery of beneficiary-led programmes – supporting the emotional well-being of service users living with long term chronic or life-limiting conditions and/or experiencing social disadvantage.

  • Violet is BOP’s Marketing & Communications Manager, supporting on BOP’s branding, messaging and general communications needs.

    Prior to joining BOP, Violet worked closely with high growth startups, VC firms and global tech brands in a specialised technology PR agency, driving both B2B and B2C campaigns. She has also worked within the European Private Equity team at Third Bridge, an independent investment research company, and as an advertising copywriter for Publicis.Sapient (formerly DigitasLBi), in Paris.

    Violet has a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages & Cultures (French and Spanish) from Durham University. She achieved the CFA UK’s Certificate in Impact Investing, and has a distinction in the Digital Marketing Institute’s DMI Pro Diploma.

Values

At BOP, we work to radically improve both outcomes for people and value for society; creating a world where funders partner based on impact.

Our THRIVE values are central to every service we create and deliver – and represent how we work together with colleagues, partners and with the people we support.

  • Trust is our foundational value; encompassing transparency, responsibility, self-belief and expertise to form the bedrock of our organisational culture.

  • We commit to actively listen to other’s opinions without judgement, to openly question our assumptions, to share our learnings, and to support and empower others.

  • We passionately believe in BOP’s core purpose. Together, we demonstrate tenacity, determination and resilience to overcome any challenges we encounter on the way to delivering better outcomes.

  • We transform creative concepts into person-focused interventions, and are constantly learning and adapting to improve on efficiency and impact.

  • We value each other and we add value in the way we work, to the communities we work with, and through our unique approach.

  • We act with fairness, impartiality and integrity in everything we do and hold social justice at the forefront of our decision-making.

Careers

Are you looking for a life mission and a rewarding career where you can help find ways of tackling social and environmental problems in the UK and globally? Do you want to change the world and people’s lives?

BOP is made up of enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are intellectually curious and understand the value of how good data and state-of-the-art delivery and implementation can create lasting positive social impact.

We are not currently hiring – however do check back on this page in future for open roles.