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Sally Benton

Divisional Director of Fundraising and Communications

Sally joined us in October 2020. She has worked in the voluntary sector for ten years and led major programmes on skills, mental health, housing and criminal justice. Until recently, Sally was Director of Policy and Communications at The Design Council where she helped to place design at the centre of government innovation policies to tackle complex social and economic problems such as productivity, housing, ageing and skills. Prior to joining The Design Council, Sally played an instrumental role in securing reforms to the Resettlement of Offenders Act 1974, and led national campaigns on housing and education for crime reduction charity Nacro. She managed nationwide delivery programmes in the areas of youth custody and mental health on behalf of The Big Lottery and NHS England. Sally’s earlier career was spent working in central government leading work on post 16 education, child protection and counter terrorism.