Chief Executive of City Year UK
Sophie has been Chief Executive of City Year UK since November 2009, when the organisation was first set up in London. As CEO, Sophie is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, budget and running of City Year UK. Sophie has a background working in the charity sector and with young people and was previously Deputy Chief Executive at the Private Equity Foundation, where she first got involved in bringing the organisation to the UK.
Sophie has also worked at the Foyer Federation, for environmental regeneration charity Groundwork UK, at ITV and for a Member of Parliament. Sophie has appeared on a variety of TV and radio programmes and written for a number of publications in both a personal and professional capacity. Sophie is a former chair of school governors, is a trustee of StreetKids International, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is on the Social Integration Commission's Delivery Working Group. In July 2011, Sophie was named in Management Today’s ’35 women under 35 list.’