Kieron Boyle is Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation, the UK’s largest urban health foundation. He heads the charity’s efforts to address the health challenges of inner-city areas – which takes a systems approach to complex issues such as childhood obesity, multiple long-term health conditions and air pollution.

Prior to this, Kieron led the UK government’s work on social innovation and investment. Previous roles were at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and the Boston Consulting Group.

Kieron sits on the Boards of Big Society Capital, the Design Council, and Catch22. He a is member of the Mayor of London’s Childhood Obesity Taskforce and chairs Nesta’s Cultural Impact Development Fund.

Internationally, Kieron is on the advisory boards of the World Policy Institute and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. In 2014, he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.


Panel discussion: the art and craft of commissioning participatory research

Day 2, 24 March, 9.50am

Including: Kieron Boyle, CEO, Guys & St Thomas’ Charitable Trust; Peter Babudu, Director of Evidence, Youth Endowment Fund; Chimeme Egbutah, Public Health Service Manager, Luton Council; Sarah McCready, Barking Riverside Limited; Helen Whyman, Head of iWill Fund at the National Lottery Community Fund; Holly Donagh, Director of Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence, Paul Hamlyn FoundationChaired by Helen Goulden, Chief Executive, The Young Foundation.


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