Steve Coles, Managing Director

Steve is the founder and Managing Director of Intentionality. He has a deep and varied experience of the social enterprise sector and leads many of Intentionality’s major projects. Steve is a Non-Executive Director and chair of the board of Justlife CIC, a trustee of Justlife Foundation, a member of Social Value UK, a Fellow of the RSA and an ‘At Large’ member of the RSA Fellowship Council.  Prior to 2014 he was a member of the Council of Ambassadors of Social Enterprise UK, as well as a trustee and vice chair of the board of Eikon, a Surrey-based youth work charity.

For four and half years until June 2013, Steve also worked as the Social Enterprise Development Manager for The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland where he oversaw the expansion, development or inception of various social enterprises across the country. He has an MBA from Imperial College Business School, London during which he specialised in social enterprise and well-being.

Steve has worked in and with organisations large and small, in the private sector and third sector, both in the UK and abroad. His experience ranges from working in a start-up consultancy to managing a $400m procurement budget for a group of companies in the Middle East.