Advisory Council

Julia Unwin CBE

Former CEO of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Chair of the Commission on Civil Society

Julia oversaw the development of JRF’s comprehensive strategy to solve UK poverty – the organisation’s largest programme to date. 

Julia’s current roles include: 

  • chairs the Independent inquiry on the future of Civil Society
  • holding a two-year Carnegie Fellowship to look at kindness and more relational approaches in public policy 
  • non-executive director roles for Yorkshire Water and for Mears Group PLC 
  • being a trustee of the Dartington Hall Trust