May 27, 2021

157. Top Tip: Sir Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC: Every Childhood is Worth Fighting For

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You are always on display and can bring energy to any situation. Positive energy tends to achieve more, whatever the context. 
  1.  Sir Peter Wanless – CEO NSPCC

Peter has been CEO at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children since 2013. Under his leadership, through challenging financial and operational times for an organisation that relies overwhelmingly on voluntary donations, the NSPCC has played a central role in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Impact is achieved by operating and drawing on innovative services including Childline, through advice and support for families, and through its campaigning work, most recently around designing child protection into the online world where young lives are increasingly spent.
 

Peter was previously CEO at the Big Lottery Fund, distributing hundreds of millions of pounds to charities and community groups. Prior to that, he had a distinguished Civil Service career at the Departments for Education, Employment and the Treasury, working closely with Ministers from across the political spectrum. 

Peter is a trustee at the 5Rights Foundation, is on the steering group for the Government’s National Leadership Centre and is a committee member at Somerset County Cricket Club. He attributes his strong sense of moral purpose to his mother and love of cricket to his father. He received a knighthood for services to children and charity in the 2021New Year’s Honours List 

His leadership tip – you are always on display and can bring energy to any situation. Positive energy tends to achieve more, whatever the context. 

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