Duncan Shrubsole

Director of Policy, Communications and Research

Duncan Shrubsole

Duncan joined the Foundation in May 2014 to take up the new role of Director of Policy, Partnerships and Communications. He leads the Foundations’ programmes and work to influence policy and practice around small charities and our selected national priorities. He oversees the comms, policy and research team who seek to learn from the charities and work we fund and communicate that effectively to the media, public, policy makers and our colleagues in Lloyds Banking Group.

Before the Foundation Duncan worked for nearly 9 years at Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, leading their campaigning, policy, research, comms and best practice work where he secured a number of changes in policy and practice. He has also been a civil servant developing policy around transport and local government and has worked for a local authority.

Duncan lives in South East London with his wife and two little children. Before parenthood Duncan travelled widely and in any spare time now he likes to run, watch films and talk politics.

Duncan is passionate about tackling poverty and disadvantage and the role of the voluntary sector in both helping people directly on the ground and in campaigning for and securing real change.