Paul Carberry, Lynn Perry MBE, Mark Russell, Anna Feuchtwang and Peter Wanless

Action for Children – Paul Carberry

Paul Carberry became Chief Executive at Action for Children in March 2023. He was previously Action for Children National Director for Scotland and Interim National Director for England. Paul has extensive experience in both frontline children’s services and senior leadership, having worked at Action for Children since 1994.

Barnardo’s – Lynn Perry MBE

Lynn Perry MBE is CEO at Barnardo’s, the largest UK children’s charity working with children, young people and families most in need of support and protection.

The Children’s Society – Mark Russell

Mark Russell was appointed as The Children’s Society’s Chief Executive in 2019. Mark has been a trustee of The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England and has served as Chair of The Marylebone Project, the largest women-only homelessness project in the UK.

National Children’s Bureau – Anna Feuchtwang

Alongside her role leading the National Children’s Bureau, Anna Feuchtwang is co-Chair of the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) board, a member of the UK Trauma Council, a member of the End Child Poverty Coalition Steering Group, and a strategic advisor to the board of Juconi: a specialist charity in Mexico working with highly excluded children.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – Peter Wanless

Peter Wanless joined as the NSPCC’s Chief Executive in 2013, after running the Big Lottery Fund for 5 years. Before this he worked as a Director at the Department of Education.

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