Justin Watson

Non-Executive Director, Chair

Justin is Director of children and young people’s charity Young Manchester, and has worked in the third sector since 2002, primarily in youth and community development, focusing on participation, engagement and campaigning.

He spent 7 years at Save the Children, leading their youth engagement and campaigning work, supporting a network of young campaigners across the UK to influence at local and national levels, before moving to Oxfam to head up the development of their domestic programme in 2014, focusing on women’s economic empowerment, food insecurity and inequality.

Before this Justin ran a number of youth engagement campaigns and outreach projects at community level, supporting the direct provision of youth and play services as well as supporting children and young people to have meaningful involvement in issues that affect them and society more broadly, including climate change, education and rights for asylum seekers and refugees.

He is also a trustee of the YPF Trust.

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