Duncan Shrubsole, The Lloyds Bank Foundation

Duncan Shrubsole headshotThe Lloyds Bank Foundation, an independent charitable trust and one of the UK’s leading corporate Foundations, invests in charities tackling complex social issues in communities across England and Wales.

Duncan leads a team at the Foundation focused on drawing insight from those we fund to seek to influence public policy and practice. Over the last four years through commissioning and conducting research, convening, communications, direct policy work and strategic funding programmes the Foundation has sought to highlight the issues facing smaller charities and to improve responses to domestic and sexual abuse.

Before the Foundation Duncan worked for nearly 9 years at Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, leading their campaigning, policy, research, comms and best practice work where he secured a number of changes in policy and practice. He has also been a civil servant developing policy around transport and local government and worked for a local authority.

Duncan is a Trustee of Switchback, a small charity in London supporting ex-offenders into employment, and a school governor. He was previously a Trustee of East End Citizens Advice helping save it from closure and of a housing association in East London. He lives in South East London with his wife and two little children. Before parenthood Duncan travelled widely and in any spare time now he likes to run, watch films and talk politics!

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