Beccy Earnshaw


Beccy is an education social entrepreneur & charity chief executive. As its founding CEO, Beccy grew Voice 21 (the UK’s national oracy education charity) from a project in one school in East London to a national charity supporting over 1000 schools across the UK .

Before Voice 21, Beccy was the founding Chief Executive of Schools NorthEast – a unique network of schools leading to increased collaboration, investment and innovative responses to the North East region’s educational challenges.

Having previously led campaigns, educational outreach and public engagement for The Electoral Commission, Children’s Commissioner for England, and The Hansard Society, Beccy was delighted to be appointed as a Trustee of Young Citizens in 2023 to continue her longstanding commitment to empowering the voices of children and young people and improving citizenship education.

She is a trained Journalist with a Masters in Political Communication and started her career as a researcher for BBC Parliament.