Dr. Carol Homden CBE
Carol Homden is the Chief Executive of the UK's first children's charity, Coram. She is also a member of the National Adoption Recruitment Forum & Adoption Leadership Board.
Carol started her career setting up print media enterprises in East Anglia before moving to London as a freelance arts journalist and editor. She then became Director of Marketing and Development at the University of Westminster, later moving to the British Museum in 1999 as its first Director of Marketing and Public Affairs. Her affinity for improving the lives of young people motivated her to accept the position of Commercial Director for the Prince’s Trust in 2003, where she was responsible for all aspects of income generation.
Carol became Chief Executive of Coram in April 2007.
She is Chair of the National Autistic Society, and a member of the Department for Education’s Children’s Interagency Group (CIAG) and the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.
Carol was awarded a CBE in 2013 for her contribution to services for children and families.