Director of Impact, Mission 44

Cara is the Director of Impact at Mission 44 (founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton and set up in 2021), she leads on their grantmaking, research, evaluation and advocacy.  Cara trained as an English Teacher through Teach First in 2010 and has held various senior leadership positions in both the private and charity sectors since then, most recently serving as the CEO of Khulisa, a charity working to support young people at risk of exclusion. Cara has deep knowledge of the Education sector, particularly alternative provision where she has also held various voluntary roles as a Board Trustee and as the Chair of Governors. 

I am excited to judge the Groundbreaker prize for the Big Education Challenge because young people are always the most radical and most creative in their vision for what a truly transformed education system could look like.