John Leach

2923667I joined the PIP trustee board in 2015, attracted by the opportunity to work with an organisation with such great potential. My interest in the sector had been piqued by my oldest son’s work as a special needs teacher and it only took one visit to the W9 centre to be convinced of the quality and impact of what PIP does.

For the past 10 years I have worked in the social sector as a grant funder and interim manager, most recently starting up a beyond profit manufacturing business in prison and running a social enterprise that employs and trains ex-offenders. Prior to that I spent 20 years supporting venture-capital backed businesses and I hope to be able to bring the experience of working with growing private and social sector organisations to support PIP’s development.

Outside of work I am kept busy by five kids, a shaggy dog and lots of sport.