James Plunket, MBA

A specialist advisor working with public sector commissioners, voluntary sector delivery partners, impact investors and communities to address systemic, complex health and social issues through novel service design and resourcing. 

  • Committed to social action and improving outcomes for people.
  • Core programmes centre on preventative health and social care initiatives and early interventions.
  • A consummate connector of people, organisations, critical themes and conceptual ideas.
  • A highly effective broker of cross-sector partnerships.
  • Brings commercial and voluntary sector experience, understanding the mixed economy that third sector organisations work in.
  • Effective researcher helping to refine the context of any programme and establish a set of objectives for organisations, teams and projects.
  • Accomplished funding bid writer with 100% success rate in securing Big Lottery grants, having written four applications and secured £273,600 of funding (average £68,400 per bid): Two bids for capital projects worth £6.5m; Two bids for Social Impact Bonds proposing minimum total cashable savings of £70m.

As an individual, James is:

  • Optimistic – seeing opportunities to improve the status quo, and not content to hear “No”.
  • Reflective – the value of listening, asking and listening again can never be underestimated. Thoughtful and receptive to the input of others.
  • Empathetic – personal and business experiences shape my interests and concerns as well as my desire to make life better for many. 

James holds an MBA from Henley Business School.