Chief Executive of London Youth
Rosie Ferguson has been Chief Executive of London Youth since April 2012. Working with and through a network of 400 community based youth organisations, London Youth provides a range of opportunities that develop young people’s confidence, resilience and relationship skills. Rosie has led the organisation through the introduction of evidence-based evaluation and planning across all their work and has helped secure and establish significant five year investment from Big Lottery Fund in Talent Match London, which is building the evidence-base around what works to support the most vulnerable young people into fulfilling careers. Rosie joined London Youth in 2005 and pioneered their youth participation work before spending four years as Operations Director. She is a trustee of the Glass House Community-led Design, the Centre for London and of UK Youth. She has a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management, a Diploma in Charity Accounting and a BA from Goldsmiths College. She was previously Chair of UNA Exchange, an international volunteering organisation, through which she spent a fair amount of time oversees, including six months in Moscow.