Stephen Bediako

Executive Chair

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Stephen is responsible for leading the board, strategic development and thought leadership at TSIP. He also leads our business development function.

Stephen is a leading figure in the drive towards establishing an innovation-led and evidence-based approach to social programmes. As Chair of TSIP, he is responsible for leading the board, strategic development and thought leadership. Over the last ten years, he has advised and supported the delivery of multimillion pound projects for Nesta, Big Society Capital, Big Lottery, The Greater London Authority, Mayor’s Fund for London, Trust for London, Santander Bank, Marks and Spencer, Save the Children and other leading names.

Stephen is also Trustee and Chair of the Awards Committee for UnLtd, a leading foundation focused on supporting social entrepreneurs in the UK and abroad.

Stephen has over ten years' experience in strategy, design, innovation, policy, programme delivery and impact measurement. He has previously worked at Tribal, Deloitte, iMPOWER, and the Home Office, as well as for Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential Campaign. He has spent time in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas and previously volunteered as a school governor in Brixton and an UpRising mentor for the Young Foundation.

Stephen holds a BSc in Politics and History from Brunel University, and an MSc in Public Policy from LSE. He is Prince2 Certified and Lean Six Sigma trained. He has completed the Common Purpose American Express Leadership course (2013), the Goldman Sachs and UCL Advances 10,000 Small Business Leaders Programme (2014), and Big Venture Challenge (2015). He was a founding partner of the Centre for Youth Impact, and is a board member for Project Oracle, as well as for the Centre for London, and is a co-founder of the US-based Path Group.


SKILLS: Evaluation, strategy, problem solving, workshop facilitation, systems thinking, service and programme design.
INTERESTS: London policy, youth services, education, employment, social investment, corporate citizenship, mental health, charity governance, collecting American comics, hot yoga, riding his Brompton and travelling.