Dame Mary Marsh MBA26(1989) has played a key role in shaping the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s landscape particularly in the UK but also internationally.
She was the first director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, an initiative to develop leaders who transform their communities through social change. The Programme, now a charity, was seeded by the Clore Duffield Foundation, which identified a lack of leadership development in the sector.
Dame Mary also led a government review into leadership and skills in the social sector, examining how well existing support met the needs of charities, social enterprises and community organisations.
After completing her MBA, Dame Mary was head of two secondary schools before becoming CEO of children’s charity NSPCC for eight years. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's 2007 New Year's Honours list for services to families and children.
Dame Mary is a London Business School governor and was previously Chair of the International Alumni Council. She received the Alumni Achievement Award in 2005.
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