Who is Iesha Small?
I have an engineer’s logic fused with an artist’s creativity and a detective’s curiosity. My career has been driven by the desire to create a fairer society. My first name is pronounced “eye-ee-sha.”
I am an experienced leader in national organisations with a remit across England and Wales as Head of Change for Education and Families at The Youth Endowment Fund and Head of Strategy and Policy at youth and outdoor charity, YHA. I have senior leadership and board level experience across the public and not for profit sector as an assistant headteacher and member of the Natural England Landscape Advisory Panel.
I am a skilled communicator and have written for various media, including The Guardian and HuffPost. A published author, my personal commissions have included speaking and broadcasting for a wide variety of audiences. My personal clients have included The National Theatre, Oxford University Press and BBC Radio 4.
If you’d like to find out some more about me, this profile is a good place to start. My thoughts about why I no longer believe in social mobility and why I don’t blame people for choosing not to come out as gay may also be of interest. I love nature and the outdoors and am currently on a quest to visit all 15 of the UK’s national parks- I only have 3 left to go.
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