New Managing Director Appointed

Evolve’s continued growth and progress has led to an internal management restructure, which will help them to scale and extend their evidenced social impact to support children’s health and wellbeing and maximise a range of new business development opportunities while maintaining their commitment to excellence in programme delivery.

Following the launch of separate projects funded by the Health Foundation and the Careers and Enterprise Company, Evolve has recently secured an exciting new partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity to evaluate their impact on childhood obesity levels, and other key child development outcomes, in Southwark. Furthermore, significant momentum has gathered behind Evolve Education’s levy-funded Health Mentor Training Programme within schools, NHS Trusts and other workplaces.

These recent developments have led to Josh Cronin’s appointment as Managing Director of Evolve: A Social Impact Company. Josh has progressed through the Evolve ranks from a frontline Health Mentor through to Relationship Manager and, most recently, Business Development Manager. Josh’s operational and vast clientfacing experience will ensure that Evolve’s growing project portfolio and breadth of child development outcomes will be delivered to the same high standards that the organisation is known for.

Evolve Managing Director Josh Cronin
Josh Cronin – Evolve Managing Director

To accommodate Josh’s promotion and maximise the numerous collaborative opportunities that are emerging as a result of Evolve’s increasing profile and exposure, Graham Morgan, Evolve Chairman, is now leading on sponsorship, partnerships and special projects within the organisation. This will draw from Graham’s significant experience in this area from his previous roles with adidas and Navigator Sports. This will fulfil a vital role that will help to enhance Evolve’s position and significance within the sector in the coming years and increase awareness of Evolve’s pioneering, award-winning work.

John Bishop has been appointed as Managing Director of Evolve Education so that he can now fully focus on establishing Evolve’s Health Mentor Training Programme that he created over 10 years ago and has continued to refine ever since. John has worked closely with apprenticeship trailblazer groups, awarding bodies, school groups and NHS Trusts to create bespoke versions of the programme to meet specific workforce development needs and allow employers to use their levy funds to access this training.

Evolve Non-Executive Director and Advisory Group Chair, Steve Leach, welcomes these new appointments, stating:

“…It is a testament to Evolve that it has the internal capabilities needed to take it to the next stage of its organisational growth. This restructure was needed to ensure that relevant personnel are most effectively positioned to further the organisation’s social purpose and harness their individual strengths. The new executive team will be supported by an active Advisory Group and I am looking forward to contributing further to Evolve’s continued success…”