Jon is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Future Foundations.
Jonathan is a graduate entrepreneur, he founded Kreation Limited to help university students get the most out of their time at university and quickly secured prestigious clients which included a government agency and an NGO.
One of those clients was SIFE (now rebranded as Enactus) who asked him to manage the programme full time. Between 2003 and 2007, Jonathan grew the SIFE programme from 5 to 25 UK universities. SIFE provides university students with the opportunity to participate in real world community projects which develop their enterprise mindset and capabilities. They develop projects, under the guidance of university staff and local business advisers which create economic opportunity for others.
Jonathan has also been responsible for designing and delivering accredited training for a National Charity on how to set up and run a social enterprise, has trained university students in how to set up a social enterprise, mentored students through the process of securing funding for their ideas and judged the University of Birmingham social enterprise business plan competition.
He completed a part time MSC in Charity Marketing and Fundraising, with Distinction at Cass Business School.
With Future Foundations, Jonathan has been the Programme Director for a wide range of youth programmes including:
– Excelerator Programme
– Global Social Leaders
– Legacy Careers Project
– National Citizen Service Leaders (2012 and 2013)
– Education Endowment Fund Transition Summer School pilot
– National Citizen Service – delivered in 9 cities across the UK
– The Youth of Today Summer Residential – former government’s leadership residential.
– McKinsey Leadership Academy
– NESTA Third Sector Edge Programme
– Vodafone Take A Chance Programme
– Highgate Yr 10 & 12 Summer School
– City University sponsored Summer Programme
JONCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Pete joined Future Foundations in 2009 and oversees the systems, processes and finances of the organisation. In his role as Director, he supports the staff team with strategic, operational and financial management.
Pete is passionate about enabling people to be the best they can be and achieve their full potential. He has worked with young people throughout his life, from his early teens as a volunteer at his local youth club, to being a long standing part of the Senior Management Team at King’s College London Students’ Union, to his former role as Chief Operating Officer at Future Foundations.
Pete is now the Chief Executive Officer of our sister company Future Solutions, which supports organisations to achieve their full potential.
Michelle started her FF journey back in 2008 when she was at the University of Reading where she was leading the Enactus team. Working with FF on “Third Sector Edge”, Michelle mentored a team of sixth form students from Reading Girls School to successfully complete a project with social impact. In fact, one of those sixth formers is now a Coach on FF Programmes! Michelle has a great belief in education in its many forms, having been the Principal of an EFL School, a teacher, a coach and a mentor. She was rather excited to join FF in 2016 and become part of our amazing programmes aiming to create the leaders of the future.
Michelle is a key member of the Global Social Leader Team, for more information www.globalsocialleaders.com
Jess joined Future Foundations in September 2021. Jess brings a wide range of experience of working in the charity and education sectors in the UK and East Africa including setting up new schools, managing schools and running capacity building programmes for school staff and government education officials.
Jess is passionate about the potential of young people to make the world a better place, and about the impact that learning to be a leader within their own lives and within wider society can have on helping young people grow and succeed in life. This is something she experienced first-hand when she was given the opportunity to participate in setting up a youth council in her town as a teenager which led to many opportunities including being elected as a trustee of the British Youth Council and appointed as an Executive Board member of the National Youth Agency when she was 18. Outside FF Jess is currently a trustee of the EA Foundation and a governor of Wimbledon Park Primary Federation. Jess is excited to be leading Future Foundation’s programmes which support the development of young people in a range of different ways, enabling them to reach their potential.
Noor is a trainer at heart with a passion for improving education for youth on a global scale.
She has over 10 years of experience in the education sector where she initially began her career as a teacher. Noor’s Masters in Education & Technology from IOE Univeristy College London helped her gain the knowledge to equip organisations with the skills to use technology effectively in education.
Coupled with her project management experience, Noor’s involvement at Future Foundations involves working on the organisations Business Development and marketing materials to inspire youth, as well as the community to take positive action and influence a change in the world around them.
Noor is a key member of the Global Social Leader Team, for more information www.globalsocialleaders.com
NOORHEAD OF OPERATIONS
Amy is a proactive person motivated by the desire to empower people to be able to develop the capacity and control over the direction of their lives. This lead to her studying for a Masters in Social Anthropology and the impact of different influences on how we construct meaning in our lives. Amy works to build the capacity of young people and communities here in the UK and overseas.
Amy is a key member of the Global Social Leader Team, for more information www.globalsocialleaders.com
AMY MHEAD OF GLOBAL SOCIAL LEADERS
Jakub has been with FF since 2012. During his time with FF he has worked as a Coach, Operations Manager and now Senior Programme Manager.
I was born and raised in Bydgoszcz, Poland. When I was at school I had a chance to take part in youth exchanges with other European countries and star in a few school plays. I continued my amateur acting in high school where I starred as James Bond in a remake of Goldfinger that we produced as a school project.
I moved to Liverpool, UK for an amazing personal development journey that started with a bachelors degree in International Business at the University of Liverpool. Most importantly I started getting involved in the community and found my passion for social action.
After university I’ve committed my life to serving others and the community. I am a leader of the Polish community in Liverpool where I run weekly events that help strengthen relationship, remove social isolation and provide a friendly place for newcomers to the city.
In the last two years I’ve been working with Asylum Seekers, Refugees, unemployed young people with complex needs, Global Social Leaders and many more. I also done some travelling on my own with amazing trips to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia and Morocco.
JAKUBGLOBAL OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Suzi joined Future Foundations in July 2020 following a twenty-year career in the events and experiential marketing sector. During this time, Suzi developed and oversaw delivery of a number of CSR programmes for brands that focused on developing and improving the lives of young people through sport for change, life skills programmes and environmental and sustainability initiatives.
She’s excited to be putting her skills to the test and empowering the next generation of socially conscious leaders!
SUZISENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Alice is passionate about championing youth voices and youth-led action. At Future Foundations, she facilitates the connection and collaboration of an international movement of young people, teachers, and schools through effective digital content, including social media management and email communications.
Prior to joining Future Foundations in 2019, Alice attended the University of Southampton, where she studied BA History.
In her spare time Alice regularly attends a local outside bootcamp exercise class; being out in nature and feeling the sun (sometimes rain!) on her face. It brings her a lot of happiness! She also enjoys visiting art exhibitions, trying out new cooking recipes, and getting stuck into a good book.
ALICEDIGITAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Ella first worked with Future Foundations as a volunteer at the GSL Festival in 2020. Following this, Ella worked during the Summer on a number of programmes and became a full member of the team in October 2020. Ella now works across a number of different projects including AWS GetIT, Global Social Leaders and Dirt Is Good.
Prior to joining Future Foundations, Ella studied Chemistry at the University of Bristol. She knew that she wanted to work with Young People in the future and Future Foundations offered her the perfect opportunity to do this!
In her spare time Ella enjoys going to the theatre and baking cakes!
ELLAPILOT PROGRAMME MANAGER
Jay is passionate about leadership development and helping people maximise their potential, which is why she joined the FF team this year to be involved in the Global Goals Competition. She is a former Board Member of the Women’s Engineering Society and an author and coach who specialises in presentation skills.
Daisy joined Future Foundations in February 2022 after 2 years of trying to find the right fit! Daisy knows that FF is an organisation that is passionate and principled in its values – something that deeply aligns with her own beliefs and values.
As the School Engagement Manager for the Dirt is Good programme, Daisy is excited to grow the reach and engagement of schools across the UK, to continue to inspire and empower youth voices and contribute towards creating the next generation of changemakers for life.
Previous to joining FF, Daisy completed a BSC. (Hons.) in Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire before working as a teacher for SEND students. Daisy also undertook the role of ‘National Lead for Youth Engagement’ for a national housing support charity – focusing on involving young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness to become involved in service formation and business decision making. Most recently, Daisy worked as part of the National Citizen Service programme delivering the initiative to young people across the West Midlands, East Anglia and South East.
Outside of work, Daisy is an avid rugby player and supporter as well as a competitive powerlifter (placing 3rd in her category at the English championships!). When Daisy is not involved in rugby or powerlifting, she enjoys sending quality time with her family and exploring the world (when it opens up again!)
DAISYSCHOOL ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Louisa joined Future Foundations in January 2022 as a Programme Support Officer for the AWS GetIT programme, which is partnered with Amazon Web Services. Prior to joining Future Foundations, Louisa studied International Relations at the University of Exeter. After volunteering with children in her local community and in Zambia she realised her passion for giving children greater access to opportunities through broadening their education. She hopes to develop her skills at Future Foundations and one day be an advocate for education on the global stage.
In her free time Louisa loves to travel, play tennis and cook!