Vidhya Alakeson is the Chief Executive of Power to Change, an independent trust established in 2015 to support and grow community-led businesses across England. Vidhya was appointed to start up Power to Change and has led it since.
Prior to Power to Change, Vidhya was the Deputy Chief Executive at the Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank focusing on living standards, and was also the mental health lead for the personal health budgets delivery programme at NHS England. Vidhya worked at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. from 2006-2010 and before that at the UK Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
Vidhya has a Modern Languages degree from the University of Oxford and an MSc from the London School of Economics.