Meera was a Programme Manager in the Innovation Lab working in the Centre for Social Action to support social innovations to scale their reach and grow their impact. She led Cities of Service UK, working with city councils to develop impact volunteering solutions to address strategic city challenges based on the US model originating in New York City by Mayor Bloomberg.
Meera started her career as a performance improvement consultant at Ernst & Young, where she managed major transformation programmes for public sector, commercial and non-profit clients in the UK and South Africa. Her research and reports have been published in industry journals and she has delivered consulting skills workshops globally.
In recent years, Meera worked with London Early Years Foundation and The Social Investment Consultancy as part of the social enterprise leadership programme, On Purpose. She has led a major national campaign for social mobility charity Future First, is a trustee for READ International, a mentor with Teach First and was part of the Victory Ceremonies team for the London 2012 Games.
Many of the public services we take for granted are facing cuts, particularly parks and public spaces. We need to consider the resources we have in the community and think about the benefits that might bring.