The trustees of Power2 are pleased to announce they have appointed Julie Randles as the charity’s new CEO. Julie Randles replaces Joanne Hay who stepped down late last year after 5 years as CEO.

Julie joins Power2 from the international development charity Build Africa where she was interim CEO, helping to guide their recent merger with Street Child UK.

Julie’s career has focused on young people and social mobility, including time spent working at Save the Children as Head of the FAST (Families and Schools Together) programme, as Director of Programmes and Partnerships at the Sutton Trust and as CEO of Causeway Education.

Marc St John, Chair of Trustees of Power 2 said:

 “We’re delighted Julie is joining Power2 as our new CEO. Julie has a wealth of experience in both the commercial and charity sectors and a passion for working on education and social mobility issues. I have no doubt her unique skills will help Power2 to reach more children and young people, develop our programme offering and increase our impact.”

Julie Randles commented:

“I am delighted to have joined Power2 as its new CEO to help continue its fantastic work. There is no greater cost to society than unfulfilled potential, and it’s more important now than ever that young people are supported to get the most out of their education so that no opportunity is closed to them. I’m hugely inspired by all that Power2 has already achieved and am excited to lead the charity through its next phase of development and growth so that more young people can benefit from our programmes.”


Julie began her tenure as CEO on Monday 6th January.