Victor is Collaborate’s founder and chair. He has led in a number of challenging public policy fields, as a manager, an advisor to government and a campaigner in the areas of housing, health and social care, youth policy, criminal justice and public service reform.
He is also the chair of Social Enterprise UK and the NHS Confederation, as well as a non-Executive Director of the Co-Operative Group, Nuffield Health, Visionable and Leadership in Mind. Prior, Victor acted as CEO of Turning Point, a social enterprise providing health and social care interventions to approximately 100,000 people on an annual basis.
Victor has an MA in Advanced Organisational Consulting from Tavistock Institute and City University. In 2001, he was awarded a CBE for services to the unemployed and homeless, and became a cross bench peer.
In their own words:
Now, more than ever before, services to the public require a new paradigm. Seeing the same results, from doing things the way we have always done them, has become increasingly unacceptable. This holds particularly true for those at the sharp end of the inverse care law, or the law that states that those in need of services the most tend to get the least of them, as posited by Julian Tudor Hart.
At the heart of this new paradigm is collaboration. More and better collaboration, within and across organisational boundaries, would better services to the public, improve their impact and their costs. This is why I founded Collaborate. In providing support, ideas and interventions, Collaborate’s role is to create the new paradigm for the current and future delivery of services to the public.