Dr Carol Homden CBE, Chief Executive of Coram, Children’s Charity

After finishing at Shrewsbury High School, Carol studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia. And did a doctor of the arts in Contemporary British Drama.

After graduating, Carol was the director of Marketing and Development at the University of Westminster.

Carol was the Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at The British Museum between 1999 and 2003 where she was responsible for all public-facing for one of the leading visitor attractions in the world. After that, Carol was the Commercial Director at The Prince’s Trust for 4 years.

Now, Carol is the Chief Executive at Coram. Coram was established in 1739 as the first dedicated children’s charity, Coram is today a group of specialist charities providing social care, legal, education and advocacy support across the UK and beyond. The role of group Chief Executive is characterised by national policy, research and development.

Carol is also chair of the National Autistic Society. Carol was awarded CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2013 for all of her amazing work for children and families.