Reinvesting for the future: in conversation with St John’s Foundation - RSA

Reinvesting for the future: in conversation with St John’s Foundation

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  • Communities
  • Housing
  • Social care

This month, RSA Bath is in conversation with David Hobdey from St John’s Foundation

Established in 1174, St John’s Foundation is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected charities. They provide alms-house accommodation and help people in need throughout the Bath and North East Somerset area; supporting children from birth to 12 years old, older people aged over 55, and people who have come to a point of crisis in their lives.

As a community-focussed charity, they work with local partners with specific knowledge and expertise to implement programmes for positive social change. They invest their funds to support a wide range of forward-thinking initiatives, often challenging the status quo and identifying where systems in society are failing and seeking solutions to fix them.

Speaker Bio:

David is the CEO of one of the UK’s oldest charities, St John’s Foundation Est 1174, in Bath. He has a wealth of senior leadership experience gained in both the private and public sectors and a passion for partnership working and developing people. He spent the first 25 years of his career specialising in ‘corporate finance’ and gained experience as a senior executive in the MedTech industry, before working as a senior manager in the NHS. David joined St John’s Foundation in 2016 and leads to uphold the attributes embodied in St John’s values of trust, kindness and courage. He is also a director of Bath Unlimited CIC and chair of the Bath BID (Business Improvement District) Company.

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