Policy and public services team

Rebecca Young, Policy manager

Rebecca YoungRebecca works primarily on public services and volunteering policy. Before joining NCVO she led on mental health, housing and disability policy at the National Union of Students. Prior to this she worked for a social enterprise supporting public service providers and commissioners design and deliver better services. She has experience of running service design processes and user-led, participatory research. In her spare time, Rebecca also uses her legal expertise as a volunteer advisor on special educational needs law.

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Catherine Goodall, Senior policy officer

catherine goodallCatherine works primarily on public services policy. Before joining NCVO Catherine was a development officer and lead for transition in the social care team at the National Children’s Bureau. In this role Catherine developed policy, briefings and guidance, and delivered a range of training and practice improvement support. She has a background in research and practice, working with local authorities and universities to drive service improvement and facilitating participatory action research. Catherine is a governor at a primary school and volunteers for local charities supporting children and young people and promoting equality and LGBT+ rights.

Dan Francis, Lead consultant

dan francis 96x96Dan is responsible for NCVO’s governance consultancy offer; focusing on governance reviews, board performance and trustee training. He joined NCVO from the National Union of Students (NUS) where, as a long standing consultant, he supported the organisational development of local students’ unions as charities. Dan has experience of interim senior management assignments in the voluntary sector and has served as trustee for small and medium sized community and education charities. Prior to joining NUS, Dan’s background was in higher education governance and administration having worked for the Universities of Swansea and Southampton.

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