Ivan Wise is the Recruitment Director for Think Ahead, a charity which recruits and trains mental health social workers with a clear plan to develop graduates and career changers who have the potential to become excellent mental health social workers, and go on to lead change in their fields.
Think Ahead is ranked 42nd in the 2018-19 list of Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. He was previously Head of Staffing at The Challenge, recruiting thousands of students and graduates to work on residential and community projects as part of the NCS programme. Before that, he was Head of Volunteering Project Managers for WorldWide Volunteering, overseeing a series of projects which supported disadvantaged young people – including those from prisons and care homes – into voluntary work.
Ivan will be Chairing the 13th annual Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit – orchestrating debate and presentations from organisations including Costa Coffee, Aon, Johnsons Apparel, Fujitsu, CIPD and more.