I am a social entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience leading purpose-driven organisations. I also mentor leaders and entrepreneurs and love to draw out people’s real motivation with rigour and (mostly) good humour. A former finance professional, I now use my commercial experience for social impact. I am CEO of Visionnaires, a social enterprise incubating start-ups, co-founded with Capital City College Group. I was previously a founding director of Ufi/learndirect which grew to become the UK’s largest further education provider. Following successful sale of its commercial arm, I co-founded three further start-ups and was awarded an OBE for services to young people’s skills.