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About Leadership for Social Change

Leadership for Social Change stands for values in leadership and a whole system understanding and approach. Organisations have to make so much change simply to maintain relevance in an ever evolving context, and Leadership for Social Change can support you in different ways, whether by becoming more strategic, more cost-effective, more sustainable, more unified across the organisation or more focused on your mission – any or all of the above. Leadership for Social Change is led by Judith Brodie.

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Our People

Judith’s experience includes:

  • Interim Chief Executive/Chief Executive of a number of charities/non-profits, including an innovative charity investor, health & social care charities, Bond, the UK network for organisations working in international development, 38 Degrees and, most recently, Vision Foundation, London’s sight loss charity
  • Troubleshooting and strategic change, including successful turnarounds
  • Extensive governance experience encompassing two NHS Board roles, in local government and as a charity trustee
  • Strong track record on income generation including social enterprise development and mainstream fundraising
  • Chairing the Summary Care Record Expert Advisory Committee for NHS Digital
  • Patient and public engagement with the NHS
  • Chair and an active member of her local GP practice Patient Participation group.


She also works as an associate with other consultants, and has an extensive network of contacts.

Chartered Manager

She holds an MBA (Master in Business Administration) - with Distinction; and is a Chartered Manager – Fellow (CMgr FCMI).


Judith Brodie

Judith Brodie

Judith Brodie

Judith is a highly experienced charity leader specialising in interim chief executive and consultancy roles “I am a strategic thinker with a gift for seeing the big picture, and a passion for bringing out the potential of people and organisations to deliver change for social good. I am supportive and enabling and excel at building individual, team and organisational capacity to enable you to achieve your goals. I am an interim specialist used to dealing calmly and effectively with whatever challenges arise.”

As Interim CEO, she led Vision Foundation through 2020 and COVID, and led Beating Bowel Cancer into merger with Bowel Cancer UK. She has been Interim Chief Executive/Chief Executive of a number of other charities/non-profits including: 38 Degrees, Bond, Arthritis Care, Sussex Oakleaf (mental health) and Impetus Trust.

Judith has a wide portfolio of experience, including strategy and change, fundraising and finance, and stakeholder communications and relationships. She is also actively involved in work on patient and public engagement, building on her health and social care experience.

Judith brings a unique blend of experience: voluntary and public sector, executive and non-executive, diverse organisations and roles plus academic rigour.


Julie Minns

Julei MinnsJulie is a stakeholder engagement and communications executive with over twenty years’ experience in not for profit and commercial sectors.  Expert in corporate affairs, public policy and corporate responsibility Julie helps organisations understand the wider social policy and political environment, influence and engage key stakeholders, and enable them to deliver tangible benefits to their client groups.


Jess McQuail

Jess McQuailJess is an experienced charity leader and senior manager. A strategic and operational thinker with a track record in leading business development and delivery, building strong stakeholder communications and relationships and creating positive and sustainable change. With over 25 years in the UK and international not for profit sector, Jess enjoys working with others on all levels of organisational effectiveness.



Siham Bortcosh

Siham is a qualified accountant with extensive consulting and senior management experience. She has worked with not-for-profit organisations since 1994, both as finance director and as an adviser, consultant and interim.

Siham is a strategic thinker who has led within and advised organisations undertaking major change and growth. She has considerable knowledge and experience of the financial strategy and architecture of not-for-profit organisations, including policy and process for the management of risk and reserves, resource allocation, funding and cost recovery. She also has wide-ranging experience of reviewing and improving the finance function, and of developing, implementing and improving planning and resource allocation processes, as well as the management of grants and contracts. She has developed cost allocation models and has excellent knowledge of approaches to costing and cost recovery.

Siham has supported organisations in articulating their value for money positions and approaches, and has developed methodologies and tools for the management of value for money. She also has wider experience of reviewing organisational processes and capabilities and supporting change towards greater effectiveness and efficiency.

Building on extensive experience, Siham develops a deep understanding of client organisations quickly. She is efficient, reliable and completely committed to the work of organisations seeking to deliver social change.

Christine Fogg

With experience largely grounded in health and social care, Christine initially trained as a nurse and moved into NHS management before becoming Chief Executive of two HIV/AIDS charities and then Breast Cancer Care.

Christine now runs an established consultancy practice with a range of clients across all sectors and is a qualified coach and mentor and an MBTI practitioner.

An experienced facilitator with expertise in leadership development, clients have included public, voluntary and private sector providers. Recent long term projects include developing and delivering senior level leadership programmes for the National Skills Academy for Social Care as well as an innovative mentoring scheme for those working in social care as well as for The College of Social Work.

Christine is also a Principal Consultant at Cass Business School, for the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, and has recently spent time as Lay Member (PPI) on the governing body of a London CCG. Other Board roles include the Royal Free Hospital Charity and a variety of community based organisations including a women’s refuge, a national HIV/AIDS charity and a community project supporting HIV positive African women.

Passionate about supporting the development of confident, self-aware and values based leadership, Christine enjoys working with individuals and teams operating at all levels from those who are new to management to those holding senior positions.