Our Team

Our experienced team is passionate about realising the full potential of tech to create social transformation.

Ed Evans

Ed Evans

CEO

Ed joined Social Tech Trust in 2016 and leads the charity to deliver our vision of a world where social transformation drives tech. Passionate about the potential of socially motivated tech, Ed has a background in social investment and venturing. He joined the Trust from the Cabinet Office, where he led the government’s work on innovative finance – blending philanthropic and commercial investment to scale ventures by developing initiatives including the Dementia Discovery Fund.

Trupti Gardner

Trupti Gardner

Operations Manager

Trupti leads on all internal operations of the Trust to support the team, our Board and funded ventures. Trupti has veritable encyclopaedic knowledge of the Trust, having been here pretty much since we started, alongside a wealth of experience in systems and reporting from her background in finance.

Jessica Dillon

Jessica Dillon

Marketing and Communications Manager

Jess heads up our communications activity and ensures everything we do is driven by our vision of a world where social transformation drives tech. Jess is the voice of our organisation, sharing our passion for socially motivated tech, through an engaging variety of comms channels. Jess previously worked at RM Education, marketing tech to schools and building strategic partnerships with Education Authorities.

Annie Radl

Annie Radl

Social Investment Manager

Annie works with our partners to ensure that social impact drives all of our investments and our programmes, such as Tech to Unite Us. She brings over 15 years’ experience in the social sector to her role as a Social Investment Manager and specialises in building cross-sector collaborations to find innovative ways to take on the biggest social opportunities of our time.

Kathy Marcham

Kathy Marcham

Social Investment Manager

Kathy has been with the Trust since 2012, and as a Social Investment Manager has plenty of experience in helping early-stage organisations to grow. She works closely with all the organisations the Trust invests in, as well as with collaborative partners, helping us maximise the social impact achieved with our investments.