Who We Are

Team Profile

Laurence Guinness
Chief Executive

Laurence joined the not for profit sector in 2009 following a successful career developing, producing and distributing award winning animation and film content internationally. Moved by his experience of volunteering he joined the charity sector  to campaign for change on behalf of vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

During his tenure as Director of Campaigns, Research and Communications at Kids Company, Laurence raised significant funds for and directed one of the UK’s largest charitably funded programmes of neurophysiological and psychological child development research with partners including; The Anna Freud Centre, The University of Cambridge, The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, (Kings College London) The University of Bristol, The University of Southampton and University College London.

His campaigning achievements have substantially raised the profile of childhood hunger and food insecurity through working collaboratively with the national media and corporate donors to put this sensitive issue in the spotlight, providing tens of thousands of meals for children impacted by poverty.

He has extensive experience in bringing together and working with stakeholders such as professional membership organisations and institutes, corporate partners, journalists, philanthropists and donors to effect change for vulnerable children at a grass roots level. Prior to running The Childhood Trust he worked with the Big Change Charitable Trust and the Inspire Dialogue Foundation.

Laurence lives with his wife and 13yr old son in south west London and helps out at a local scout group and a family food bank.