Who is Leaders’ Quest Foundation?

We are a registered charity (charity registration number 1104192), registered with the Charity Commission of England & Wales with the following charitable objects:

  1. Advance education
  2. Relieve poverty by supporting such charitable causes as the trustees may from time to time determine
  3. Promote sustainable development through:
  • The preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources
  • The relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities
  • The promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration. By sustainable development we mean development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Who runs Leaders’ Quest Foundation?

Leaders’ Quest Foundation is run by a committed board of trustees who have day to day responsibility for the charity. Our trustees are also supported by staff seconded from Leaders’ Quest.

The independence of Leaders' Quest Foundation from Leaders’ Quest Ltd and LLC (Leaders’ Quest)

We are independent charities which benefits from support and funding from Leaders’ Quest. When our trustees make decisions about what activities we will fund, they do so acting in the charity’s best interests, and will draw on our links with Leaders’ Quest, if and when they believe that doing so will help us achieve our charitable aims.

Our independence is maintained by:

  • A mixed board of trustees – one of our trustees is also a director of Leaders’ Quest Ltd but the remainder are not.
  • A commitment by our trustees to protect our independence and do the best for those we support.

The Foundation has two main areas of work:

1. Developing leadership capacity amongst community-based leaders across the world through training and mentoring, and access to our vibrant network of global change-makers.

2. Catalyzing and delivering projects and partnerships to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future. Current partnerships include:

Trustees


Carolyn Maddox

Chair LQ Foundation

Carolyn is Chair of the Leaders' Quest Foundation. She is currently an independent consultant providing mentoring and strategic advice to leaders in private equity and entrepreneurs.

Chris Harrison

UK Foundation Trustee

Chris is a trustee of the Leaders' Quest Foundation. He is also Founder and Chairman of the charity, The Friends of Baale Mane.

Fiona Napier

UK Foundation Trustee

Fiona is a trustee of the Leaders' Quest Foundation, and lives and works as an independent consultant in Nairobi.

Lindsay Levin

CEO and Founder, UK and US Foundation Trustee

Lindsay works with leaders and organisations on their role in the world, values and culture change.

Marcus Lyon

UK Foundation Trustee

Marcus is a British artist and social entrepreneur. He studied political science at Leeds University and leadership at Harvard Business School, and is the founder of the Human Atlas projects.

Giving


Our generous donors include individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporates.

If you are interested in donating to the Foundation, please get in touch with us at foundation@leadersquest.org

We are an independent charity which benefits from support and funding from Leaders’ Quest. When our trustees make decisions about what activities we will fund, they do so acting in the charity’s best interests, and will draw on our links with Leaders’ Quest, if and when they believe that doing so will help us achieve our charitable aims.