Leadership team

Mark Hodgkinson

Chief Executive

Mark joined Scope as Chief Executive in January 2019.

He spent his early career working for Sir Richard Branson, running Virgin Money. He has led businesses through major changes in many different sectors including restaurants, housing, shops, care homes, leisure, entertainment and financial services. More recently, Mark was brought in by the government to lead their home-building initiative at Homes England. He is also a Non-Executive Director of social enterprise Oomph!

Mark’s approach is always to put the customer first and at the centre of the organisations he has led. He is proud to work at Scope where disabled people are at the heart of everything we do and excited to lead the organisation to deliver our Everyday Equality strategy.

Anna Bird

Executive Director of Policy and Research

Anna leads Scope’s Policy and Research team, focusing on tackling the extra costs that disabled people face, improving employment opportunities, and ensuring that disabled people get the right care and support.

Anna joined Scope in 2013 from the Fawcett Society, where she led campaigns for gender equality and acted as Chief Executive Officer for 15 months.

Peter Crowne

Executive Director of Finance

Peter joined Scope in September 2014 and is responsible for shaping and leading the Finance, Property and Procurement teams.

Peter has spent the last 20 years in commercial roles and moved into the charity sector in 2012 as Finance Director at Medical Research Council Technology, a charity that works to ensure innovative early stage life science research is translated into patient benefits.

Mark Foulsham

Chief Digital Officer

Mark joined Scope in September 2016 as Chief Digital Officer. He is responsible for Scope’s Technology, Digital and Data functions to ensure Scope becomes a truly digital business.

Mark has spent his career in various technology and business roles across commercial sectors. Most recently he was Group Chief Information Officer for esure and GoCompare.

Tracy Griffin

Executive Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Communications

Tracy leads our Marketing and Communications efforts to drive lasting change in society and raise awareness of advice and practical support available to disabled people and their families.

Tracy joined Scope in December 2016 from housing and homelessness charity Shelter, where she led the fundraising division and supporter engagement work. Previously she has held senior posts at ActionAid, Save the Children UK and NSPCC.

Lisa Quinlan-Rahman

Executive Director of Customer Strategy and Experience

Lisa joined Scope in August 2008 as Head of Digital, establishing our first Digital team and strategy.

She became Scope’s first Executive Director of Customer Strategy and Experience in July 2016, responsible for ensuring Scope becomes a genuinely customer centred organisation.

Lisa is a Trustee of Self Management UK, a leading charity in self-management support for people living with long-term health conditions.

Marc Spence

Executive Director of Retail

Marc joined Scope in April 2016 as Managing Director for Retail. He is responsible for all aspects of Scope’s 200+ shops across England and Wales. Our retail operations play a vital part in raising money to sustain our work.

Before Scope, he spent over 35 years working in numerous retail roles, in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Janina Vallance

Executive Director of People and Change

Janina joined Scope in October 2018, and is leading Scope's volunteers and employees through the next series of changes at Scope, in support of our Everyday Equality strategy and our core values.

She brings extensive experience driving change in demanding environments in the UK and European commercial sectors, including at home improvement retailer Kingfisher. She sits on the Change Management Institute Thought Leadership Panel.

 

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