Dr Edge Watchorn

Chair

Edge has a deep-rooted passion for civil society. She has held a range of senior public sector roles spanning democratic engagement, education, strategy, research and organisational change. Most recently she was Managing Director, Participation at the UK Parliament where she led an ambitious strategy to increase the reach and impact of Parliament’s public-facing work. Previously, her doctorate explored the introduction of citizenship education to the National Curriculum in England and Wales.

She serves as a Magistrate on the North Essex bench and is an Independent Director at UK Community Foundations.

Edge has been a Trustee since 2011 and Chair since 2019.