Ashley McCaul - CEO

Prior to joining ThinkForward in November 2018 Ashley was CEO of London Skills for Growth and Group Director (Apprenticeships), for the London South East College Group. She is an experienced leader who has held senior positions in the not for profit and education sectors for over 20 years. Passionate about transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people, she is experienced in leading high performing operations, driving organisational growth and improvement, fostering collaboration and engaging and influencing a wide range of stakeholders. At Skills for Growth she successfully led a merger and acquisition.

Hannah Sharp - Director of Fundraising and Communications

Hannah is responsible for ThinkForward’s fundraising and communications and manages an income of £2.5m. Hannah previously worked in the Philanthropy team at Impetus and set up ThinkForward’s fundraising and communications function when the charity became independent from Impetus in 2015. Since then she has diversified and grown philanthropic income and won significant bids from funders including Big Lottery, BBC Children in Need and the Mayor’s Fund. Prior to Impetus, Hannah worked as a consultant advising UNICEF on the feasibility of growing international funding in Russia.

Vicki Wright - Chief Operating Officer

Vicki joined ThinkForward in the summer of 2019. She has extensive finance experience and has worked in the charity sector for more than 15 years. Vicki plays a vital role supporting our CEO and the leadership team with the implementation of our five-year organisational strategy and business planning. She is a passionate advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Vicki is leading on the development of a new digital strategy for ThinkForward and also manages the Social Impact Bond which funds our DFN-MoveForward programme. She is currently studying a Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship to improve her skills around communicating data to others and the tools needed to improve analysis and visualisation of data.