Ceri Goddard


Ceri is Associate Director of Social Justice for the Dartington Hall Trust. As a previous Director of Equality Innovation at The Young Foundation she initiated and led our 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 our work.

Prior to this, she spent 4 years as Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights. Before this  joining Fawcett as Head of Practice and Development at the British Institute of Human Rights where she led a range of 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.

As well as a number of roles building local, regional and national civil society equality organisation’s she also worked for Irelands Combat Poverty Agency where she pioneered programmes to increase the voice and influence of traditionally excluded groups in national anti-poverty policy and the cross-border Peace and Reconciliation programme.

She is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University for public service in equality and social justice.