Tanishtha joined Access in 2024 as the Partnerships and Stakeholder Manager. She leads on supporting a number of key networks, including the Blended Finance Collective. Prior to joining Access, Tanishtha worked at Equally Ours, where she led the equality strand of the Enterprise Development Programme. This work supported 37 equality organisations to build financial resilience […]

Dieko joined Access in 2023 as our Finance, operations, and communications officer. Having obtained a degree in International Business Management from the University of Surrey, she has consistently pursued her interest in finance, investment relations and business strategy. Her interest in social impact and investment stems from her experiences as a support worker for children […]

With a master’s degree in Gender Studies, Yusra’s academic background exemplifies her commitment to addressing inequalities and tackling racial injustice. This dedication has been a consistent thread throughout her career, commencing with her working for a charity supporting young people with learning disabilities, and extends to her role with World Vision where she delivered data […]

Greg joined Access as a Programme Manager in September 2023. He leads on the organisation’s Cost of Living and Reach Fund programmes. He has 10+ years experience in the social sector, with a background in programme management, fund management, and consultancy spread across organisational capacity building, social investment and social impact management. Before joining Access, […]

Meena has been working with people, communities and systems  to tackle inequality for over twenty years including establishing, running and supporting social enterprises across the West Midlands. Her specialisms include;  community economic development; approaches to impact and working with communities facing inequality. After completing her Masters at the University of Sheffield Meena worked in community […]

With a background in the social sciences, Josh holds a degree in Human Geography, sparking his interest in understanding the complexities of local and regional development. Building on this, he pursued a Masters in International Development where he honed his knowledge in addressing global challenges and fostering sustainable solutions. Prior to joining Access, Josh gained […]

Lydia joined Access as the Head of Impact and Evaluation in early 2023. Her background is in impact, research and learning across the wider social impact sector. Most recently she worked at Comic Relief, managing evaluations and learning work on their UK and international programmes, and supporting their funded partners to improve their own impact […]