Paul Gutteridge

Paul Gutteridge is the Executive Director of Initiatives of Change UK. He has over 20 years of experience working with people in the third sector. He has been at the heart of bringing change to people and organisations from a variety of cultures, faiths and political persuasions. Paul regularly works with senior figures in religion, public service, business and the community being trusted to bring people together to effect change from the ground up and the top down. He is values driven and his central desire is to work strategically to be part of building peace in the world through personal change. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Edward Cadbury Centre, University of Birmingham.

Roddy Edwards

Roddy was born in Jamaica and moved to the UK and then Lebanon. After time in Ethiopia and India working with IofC, he returned to Jamaica and set up, with other community leaders in his village, a company to process local produce, Walkerswood Caribbean Foods.  He chaired the company for several years. He was asked to join the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Group in 2010 and then to work on their outreach programme.

Amina Khalid

Amina is the founder of Peace Begins at Home, an intergenerational dialogue training, a programme created to empower and build the capacity of younger and older people to promote better understanding across generations.

She speaks Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English. In her role as an international advocate for peace, she uses her language and management skills to connect and inspire people to make a difference in the world. Amina has a Master’s degree in Equality and Diversity Policies.

Krish Raval OBE

Krish volunteered for IofC at 17, organising conferences such as Tools for Change and the Society of Tomorrow. He serves as a Trustee on the Board of IofC, USA.

Krish is a Moller Visiting Leadership Scholar at the University of Cambridge. A Visiting Research Fellow at St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford, he has researched and read law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the University of Sheffield respectively.

He was awarded an OBE for Services to Leadership Education and Inter-faith Cohesion.

Denny Braggins

Denny has been working in leadership development for over 15 years. He started as a participant on a programme and has gone on to organise and develop leadership work around the world. Denny’s passion for leadership comes from the belief that the key to enable a caring world is nurturing the right kind of leader and leadership. Denny currently is a central member of the NLA (New Leadership) team at IofC as well as our Property Development Advisor.

Dr Jacqui Daukes

Jacqui is passionate about compassion, change and connection. She is currently the Partnering Manager for IofC UK where her work includes relational activism and delivering training. Jacqui has worked in retail, catering, cross-cultural community development, publishing and the performing arts. Inspired by the Dalai Lama’s call for the world to resolve conflict through dialogue she undertook academic studies of religion & gender and attained her PhD in 2015. Jacqui is a CEDR accredited and London Community Mediation Council certified mediator.

Davina Patel

Davina has been working with Initiatives of Change since 2014. She is a trained journalist and a multi-disciplined communicator with over 10 years’ experience working in charity communications. Davina holds an MA in International Public Relations and a degree in Journalism. She has dedicated her career to working with organisations that want to create a better world and lasting change for generations to come.