Senior Leadership Team
Our Senior Leadership team bring with them a wealth of experience and passion for educating children in the world's toughest places. Together, they drive the vision and strategy for Street Child.
Tom Dannatt - CEO & Founder
Tom founded Street Child in 2008 and has led the organisation since its inception. Tom became professional CEO in December 2012. Tom provides hands-on leadership to all aspects of the organisation including fundraising and programmes and visits the field most months. Tom holds a Masters degree in Human Rights from LSE and is a qualified barrister. Until 2012, Tom worked for JohnsonMagill, a City recruitment firm he co-founded shortly after graduating from Oxford in 2001. He is married to Lucinda and has four sons.
LinkedIn: Tom Dannatt
Prescott Price - COO
Prescott joined Street Child in 2019 with the merger with Lessons for Life and oversees merger integration and organisation development for Street Child to help deliver the next stage in Street Child’s growth and impact for children. Prescott has worked in the charity sector for eight years (Save the Children and Climate KIC) after international careers as a finance director in Music (EMI Music and V2 Music) and IT Services & Telecoms (Colt) and a much shorter career as a cook. He still cooks and is married to Anita and has two daughters.
LinkedIn: Prescott Price
Chloe Brett - Global Director of Fundraising
Chloe has been with Street Child since 2009 and supports the organisation in all aspects of its fundraising and development. Chloe is based in our London office but spends significant time supporting the development of our projects overseas. This has included leading our work in Liberia during the Ebola crisis and initiating our post-earthquake work in Nepal. Chloe holds an MA in Development and a degree in Law.
LinkedIn: Chloe Brett
Ramya Madhavan - Head of Education & Head of Programmes - Asia
Ramya is the Global Head of Education and Head of Asia, and has a background in education policy and programmes, with a specialisation in education in emergencies. At Street Child, Ramya leads operations and programmes in Asia, and offers oversight and support for our education projects in Africa and Asia. Prior to Street Child, Ramya was a teacher, teacher trainer, strategy consultant and impact assessment specialist with a range of organisations in Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Jordan and Turkey. She holds a Bachelors in Development and Electrical and Electronic Engineering; a Masters in Teaching and a Masters in International Education Policy, and is currently pursuing a PHD in Critical Pedagogies.
LinkedIn: Ramya Madhavan
Megan Lees-McCowan - Head of Programmes - Africa
Megan is the head of Street Child UK's Africa programmes, leading programme strategy, resourcing and quality, and based 50/50 between the UK and Africa. She has been working for Street Child since 2011, as the field-based Sierra Leone Country Representative, and in the UK as the Programme Funding Manager and UK Charity Manager. Megan joined from a fundraising and communications role at the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, and holds an MSc in Poverty and Development.
LinkedIn: Megan Lees-McCowan
Lindsay Robertson - Global Programmes Co-Ordinator
Lindsay joined Street Child in 2010 and spent 3 years based in Sierra Leone working alongside Street Child’s local partners supporting programme development. Lindsay is now UK based with a focus on support to, and oversight of, Street Child’s global programmes, including monitoring and reporting processes. She holds an MSc in Development Management.
Patrons & Ambassadors
Our Patrons and Ambassadors use their platforms to amplify our message that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn.
Sarah, Duchess of York
Street Child Founder Patron, Sarah, Duchess of York and Global Ambassadors Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
Street Child Patron Nick Hewer, TV host, best known for The Apprentice and Countdown.
General Lord Dannatt
Street Child Patron General Lord Dannatt, Former Head of the British Army.
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