Christopher M.

United Kingdom


15+ years proven experience in Senior leadership strategy, project management and innovation at Chief Executive, Country Director and Operational level within the civil sector. My experience has focused mainly around leading the development and implementation of innovative services targeted at the most vulnerable and socially excluded children and their families. I have worked for UNICEF, Coram group, Straight Talk, leading on ground breaking and pioneering projects including - Straight Talk Foundation's serialised radio programmes on sexual and reproductive health, the very first of it's kind at the time of development in 1998. - The Award winning Coam's boys2MEN project for socially excluded young people and their families across London. - The Award winning Coram's Father Intervention Project - I was also part of a team of associates commissioned by the Department For Education (UK, tasked to roll out family support & Children's Workforce training across the UK to over 1100 members of staff and their managers. - Before taking up the position as Director of Programmes at Child's i Foundation (now Country Director), I was CEO of The Family Matters Institute a research and educational institute that also runs UK's largest parenting channel for dads - and a national Training & Consultancy programme delivering inspirational training to the Children's workforce. I have been involved in a number of public service initiatives and advised the UK government on family policy particularly around boys, young men and fatherhood. I am passionate about creating the best chances for children to thrive, and about finding innovative approaches to community development, I am a keen contributor to the social and economic development in Africa. A mentor with Unreasonable East Africa ( I am also currently a Director & Trustee of International Refugee Trust


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  • children
  • events / training
  • research & development
  • youth
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