CEO, Social Business Trust
Adele Blakebrough is the CEO of Social Business Trust. Prior to setting up Social Business Trust, Adele was the co-founder and Chief Executive of CAN, one of the UK’s leading organisations for the development and promotion of social entrepreneurs.
Adele was also the CEO of the nationally renowned Kaleidoscope project in Kingston-Upon-Thames, a voluntary organisation working with 350 heroin users daily. In 2005, Adele was awarded the prestigious BITC Sieff Award for engaging business for social benefit and in 2006 she was awarded an MBE for services to social enterprises. She is a member of Nesta’s Center for social action Innovation advisory board and a non-executive board member of Impact International – a leadership training organisation.
Life Peer & Former Chairman of Marks and Spencer
Head of South College and Associate PVC Engagement, Durham University
The Governor of the Bank of England
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Ocean Rower and Environmental Advocate