Dame Julie Mellor to join Engage Britain Board of Trustees

New charity, Engage Britain, today announces that Dame Julie Mellor will join its Board of Trustees.

Julie, who joins the Board in November 2020, brings with her a wealth of experience. She is currently the Chair of the Young Foundation: an organisation that puts people at the heart of social change, Chair of cross-party think tank Demos and a Trustee of Involve, the public participation charity. 

Susan Hitch, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Julie to our board. Engage Britain’s mission is to bring together thousands of people to find ways forward on the biggest challenges facing our country. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, Julie’s extensive knowledge of connecting people and communities through deliberation will be a great asset. In addition, her vast non-executive experience with organisations doing great work in these spaces will be invaluable, and we’re excited to have her on board.”

Commenting on the role, Julie Mellor said: “I believe that each of us has unique talents to contribute at work, at home and in our communities, and my career has always been about removing barriers to people being able to contribute those talents. Engage Britain’s mission to bring people together so they can share these talents, alongside their views and experiences, perfectly reflects my own ambition, and I’m excited to play a part.”

Engage Britain is a new charity focused on bringing people together from across the country to find ways forward on some of the biggest challenges Britain faces. It will put people at the heart of policy development, ensuring that those who are affected by policies can contribute their knowledge and experiences to their creation. 

The charity is confident that the people of Britain, by combining their different experiences, and engaging with each other, wider communities, experts and politicians, can come up with lasting solutions to some of the most substantial issues facing the country. The first challenge it will bring people together to tackle is how to improve access to health and care for everyone in this country. This will kick off in the new year, and details of how to get involved are available at www.EngageBritain.org