31 October 2018
Pamela Dow, our Chief Reform Officer, was this week named as one of the NatWest WISE100, for her work at Catch22. The annual NatWest WISE100 recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.
Pamela focuses on our strategic vision, specifically the new projects and ways of doing things that define and prove the difference we want to make in the world. Pamela joined Catch22 from the senior civil service where she has enjoyed a long and influential career at the highest levels of education and justice reform.
As Ministry of Justice Director of Strategy in 2015/16 she was instrumental in setting an ambitious new agenda for rehabilitation – supporting the ‘early adopter’ Reform Prisons in responding to their new freedom to innovate. Most recently she has been designing and establishing the ‘New Futures Network’ with a MoJ/HMPPS and the RSA Future Prison Project team, to enable change locally and on the frontline. A former Director of Operations for Tech City UK Pamela also brings with her an impressive network and understanding of the UK and global digital technology sector. Prior to her Whitehall career she worked in both the private and voluntary sectors, in policy, public affairs and corporate comms.
The judges selected the winners from hundreds of nominations submitted by the public, with the final list of 100 revealed at Coutts on The Strand, central London. The judges this year were: Megan Peat, CEO, RBS Social & Community Capital; June O’Sullivan MBE, CEO of London Early Years Foundation; Jessica Brown, Connect Fund Manager, Barrow Cadbury Trust; Claire Dove OBE, CEO of Blackburne House and Crown Representative of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector; Abbie Rumbold, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite; and Amy Clarke, Partner & Co-Founder of Tribe Impact Capital.
Cathryn Moses-Stone, Catch22’s Chief of Staff, commented:
“Pamela joined Catch22 just over 12 months ago. In that time she has used her incredible depth of experience to not only influence and design new ways of doing things in the public service market, but also by reforming the way Catch22 sees itself as an organisation, and therefore the impact it has.
All of Pamela’s achievements have been in pursuit of Catch22’s ‘Endgame’ of government adoption of new ways of doing things – thus generating a better system of public services for the UK.”
- Read more about the NatWest and Pioneers Post Wise100 list, here