Kevin Belcher

After 18 years in industry – ultimately as Managing Director of a national digital print company, Kevin felt inspired to move to the Third Sector and joined the charity Pecan as CEO in 2003.

Pecan works to transform the lives of disadvantaged people and, under Kevin’s direction, it has launched several innovative and nationally recognised projects including a Social Enterprise partnership that involves several Local Authorities. His over-riding aim is to enable businesses and the third sector to work together to help marginalised people find work and dignity. Pecan’s success has delivered career opportunities to literally hundreds of people, including ex-offenders whose prospects are otherwise blighted simply because they ‘fall outside the system’.

Kevin has a Business Studies degree, holds the Institute of Directors’ Diploma in Company Direction and sits on the board of 4 not-for-profit organisations, including one as chair.

Innovation, working across sectors, lobbying for policy change, strategic change.