Ceri leads the development and delivery of the DSJI strategy and programmes at Dartington. Previously Director of Equality and Gender Innovation at the Young Foundation she initiated the Gender Futures initiative which developed new gender equality innovation and gender lens investment frameworks and projects, as well as wider work to increase the equality impact of place-based social innovation and investment. Prior to this, she spent four years as Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights.
Before this, as Director of Practice and Development at the British Institute of Human Rights, she led a range of national campaigns and practice initiatives to bring human rights to life in areas such as equality, health and social care, education, tackling poverty and strengthening the impact of civil society sector campaigning and advocacy. She was previously Chair of the Women’s Resource Centre and trustee of the UK Equality and Diversity Forum and is currently a school governor at her daughter’s primary school in Totnes. An active fellow of the Young Foundation and the Royal Society of Arts, in 2016 Ceri was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University for public service and innovation in equality and social justice.