The Transformation Trust is an education charity 'dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country'.
It works with 'some of the most challenged schools in the country, offering their pupils opportunities and experiences that help them to develop employability skills and build their confidence.'
It is funded entirely through the support of the private sector. Its income 2013-14 was £985,283.
The Transformation Trust is the third sector partner of, and is part funded by, Cornerstone Property Assets, which it also shares an address with. The think tank Reform is in the same building near Parliament.
- Amy Leonard, CEO; 'Alongside running the Trust, Amy is a consultant advising a range of organisations on their communications and positioning'; ex-corporate affairs director at government agency Partnerships for Schools.
- Mike Coleman, COO (from February 2014); formerly worked for the Education Funding Agency, where he oversaw the delivery of c.£2bn of capital investment for schools each year on behalf of the Department for Education.
- Kirsten Flynn, company secretary (voluntary). Works as Project Director and Company Secretary at Cornerstone Property Assets, described as a 'social investment mutual created specifically to work in partnership with public authorities to make better use of local authority assets to the benefit of local communities.' Formerly with PwC.
- Richard Newby, Lord Newby: former Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson; also member of advisory board of CentreForum.
- David Puttnam, Lord Puttnam (see profile for interests)
- Sir Tim Brighouse, non-executive director at edtech firm, RM.
- Sir David Bell, Chair of Trustees for The Transformation Trust. Bell, former Chair of Financial Times Group served on the board of Pearson for thirteen years until May 2009, and until his retirement the same year, also served as Chairman of Pearson Inc. and as Pearson’s Director for People. He is also non-executive director of the Economist, and on the board of Plan International and the International Youth Foundation, among other things.
- Tim Byles, CEO of Cornerstone Property Assets and ex-CEO of Partnerships for Schools.
- Ian Cleland, CEO of Academy Transformation Trust and ex-CEO of The Ormiston Academies Trust
- Rachel Wolf, founder of New Schools Network; Wolf left to join Amplify, News Corp's education technology arm; in July 2015 it was announced that Wolf was joining the Number 10 policy unit.
- Philip Graf, chair of of CfBT Education Trust
- Baroness Margaret Sharp, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords
- Dame Julia Cleverdon, Vice President and ex-CEO of Business in the Community
- Michael Richardson, former civil servant in the Department for Education, among other things.
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Coca Cola Enterprise
- Galliford Try
- Lancaster University
- Lloyds TSB
- Website: http://www.transformationtrust.org.uk
- Address: Hope House, 1st Floor 45 Great Peter, Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3LT