Cassie Robinson

Associate Director 

Cassie is an Associate Director, working to explore a new programme of work for us called Kinship.

Cassie joined PHF in May 2023 as an Associate Director. Alongside her work at Paul Hamlyn Foundation, she is also Associate Director of Emerging Futures at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, works with Arising Quo, a transformative wealth redistribution project in Europe and with Partners for a New Economy globally. 

She’s the Co-founder of Stewarding Loss – supporting civil society organisations to die, and the Co-founder of the Centre for Collective Imagination in London.

She runs a Philanthropy in Transitions Lab for Philea and has Policy Fellowships at both the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University. 

As a creative entrepreneur and strategic designer, she’s won awards from Nesta as a Creative Pioneer, an Ideas and Pioneers grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and a Leader in Philanthropy award from the European Foundation Centre. She holds a 1st Class BA hons in Fashion Design and Textiles, and an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology from UEL.

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