A project initiated by

Andrew Barnett

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch


Andrew Barnett is Director of the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. As a strong believer in collaboration, he has played a major role in the establishment of the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) Coalition, the Campaign to End Loneliness, and is a founder director of Social Innovation Exchange (SIX). Andrew joined the Foundation from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation where he was Director of Policy and Communications. He previously held senior roles at UK Sport, the National Consumer Council, HSBC Group, and the Arts Council of England. He is a committee member of Healthwatch England, the statutory consumer champion in health and social care, and a director of Forces in Mind Trust. He previously served as chair of DV8 Physical Theatre, and group chair of People Can, among other appointments.

The Panel