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Fran Hughes

ITP Director

Fran has over 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry in a wide variety of roles. After starting out as a tour leader for Explore, Fran worked in... → Read more

Scott Robinson

Head of the Youth Career Initiative

Scott is passionate about addressing the causes of social inequality and promoting social mobility, and is motivated to work in roles which allow him to do this. With... → Read more

James Murdoch

Global Operations Manager

James is passionate about reducing social inequality and supporting disadvantaged children and young people. Prior to joining the Youth Career Initiative in early 2017, some of James’ previous... → Read more

Alex Lee

Project Manager

Alex joined the YCI team in 2015 as a short term researcher, staying with the team to help coordinate the global team and programmes. Towards the end of... → Read more

Siobhan O’Neill

ITP & YCI Communications Manager

Siobhan has been an established freelance journalist for over ten years, specialising in the catering and hospitality industry and with a special interest in sustainability issues. Siobhan joined... → Read more

Shiksha Khemani

Partnerships Manager, South Asia

After completing her post graduate degree from Jamia Millia Islamia's – Mass Communication and Research Centre in Development Communication, Shiksha joined the Gandhi Fellowship in Mumbai and worked... → Read more

Priscila Costa

Partnerships Manager, Latin America

Priscila is based in São Paulo, Brazil, and joined the YCI team in 2011, after having spent over 10 years in the hospitality industry. In her last position... → Read more

Thu Le

Partnerships Manager, East & South East Asia

Thu is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged people in overcoming poverty and building better futures for themselves. Prior to YCI, Thu spent two years working for an EU funded... → Read more

Lara Obeidat

Partnerships Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Lara Obeidat has more than 13 years of hands on experience with non-profits, multilateral and bilateral organisations, working across different areas of development including youth, gender, socio-economic empowerment... → Read more