Julian Corner

Chief Executive

About Julian…

What attracted you to working at Lankelly Chase? I first realised how poorly we respond to complex social problems at the Social Exclusion Unit where I led its report on reoffending by ex-prisoners. I met countless prisoners who had been set up to fail by systems in fierce denial about the challenges faced by marginalised people. Then when I joined Revolving Doors Agency I was hit again by the chasm between government policy intent and the appalling reality of what we were seeing daily. For me Lankelly Chase is an opportunity to support a growing movement of people who are grasping the opportunity of difficult times to imagine a very different system and to act boldly to achieve it.

Ask me about… Lankelly Chase’s strategic direction; values and leadership; the uses and abuses of evidence; responding to complexity; linking separate areas of policy and practice; shifting and sharing power; the role of trusts and foundations; Toynbee Hall (where I’m chair); George Eliot (especially her early novels).