Jeff Banks

CEO , Lightyear Foundation

Jeff has worked for over thirty years, leading voluntary and community sector organisations and multi-agency partnerships, working across health, education and social care. Jeff opened a ground breaking fully-accessible residential arts education centre in 2011 and was founder of a STEM free school which opened in 2015. Jeff was one of the five directors of the National Lottery Community Fund's £215m 'A Better Start' programme, an action research initiative working to co-design and test innovative new services for pregnant women, families and early years children. Most recently, Jeff served as Director of Strategic Partnerships at a NHS Integrated Care System, where he led the establishment of a large and complex Integrated Care Partnership and the system-wide Integrated Care Strategy. Jeff's work has always focused on equality and human rights, and he has led a number of disabled-led organisations.