CEO of St Giles Trust
Rob Owen is Chief Executive of St Giles Trust, a multi award winning charity that helps break the cycle of re-offending. The cornerstone of St Giles services is their innovative use of trained ex-offenders who use their first hand experiences to provide services to others. Key services for St Giles revolve around housing and employment, providing intensive support to people leaving prison, work with gang members and work with families and children. They also work with disadvantaged people in the community.
St Giles Trust was recently voted Britain’s Most Innovative Charity, as well as being a Charity of the Year award winner, a Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for winner and excitingly the first organisation to deliver the upcoming ‘Social Impact Bond’.
Previously Rob was an Investment Banker working in London, New York and Tokyo. He has led multiple arctic and high altitude expeditions raising money for charity and is a published author on the subject of sports sponsorship.
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