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. 

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.

Louise Youngman

Executive Director of People

Head and shoulders of Louise Youngman Executive Director of People

Louise joined Scope in February 2019 as Head of HR and stepped up to Executive Director of People in the summer of 2019. She is responsible for the overall people agenda at Scope. Louise ensures Scope attracts, retains and develops great people to deliver its strategy.

Louise started her career in Retail, before moving into Housing. Prior to joining Scope, she held HR and Volunteering leadership roles at Royal National Institute of Blind People and National Deaf Children’s Society.

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