Dhivya O'Connor

Interim CEO , The Girls' Network

Dhivya O'Connor has 23 years' experience as a senior leader across the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Dhivya is currently Interim CEO at The Girls' Network, a youth mentoring organisation. She has served as CEO for United World Schools, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Children with Cancer UK. She is a Trustee of Book Aid International, a non-profit which shares the power of books to help create a more equal world; is on the Steering Committee of Groundbreakers, a network promoting women leaders in the voluntary sector; and is Governor of a state primary school in London. Dhivya is passionate about creating pathways for educational equality and opportunities for the least privileged. She has volunteered with NGOs in India, South Africa and Cambodia. Prior to joining the non-profit world, she held various strategy, business development and leadership roles, in the commercial and banking sectors. Dhivya is the creator and host of chart-topping show, The Charity CEO Podcast www.thecharityceo.com