Analogue leadership in a digital world

Tris Lumley

Tech, data and evidence are tools for transformation, but we need collective action to make the tools work.

I lead NPC’s development of new strategies, partnerships and initiatives to help transform the social sector to focus on and deliver greater impact, working with partners both in the UK and internationally. All of this is fundamentally based on collective action, as the challenges we face require systems change, not organisational success – our dysfunctional funding and investment markets that drive the structural dysfunction of the social sector.

I helped initiate the Inspiring Impact programme which aims to embed good impact practice across the UK charity sector by 2022. I am also engaged in international efforts to advance an impact focus in the social sector, as a trustee of Social Value International, as a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, and as a speaker at international conferences in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

I’m always interested in connecting with people who are interested in changing the system, and working beyond organisational boundaries and egos.