Ms Mona Shipley

Social Entrepreneur

Former Head Sports, British Council she lead on the London Olympics 2012 education legacy programme International Inspiration http://www.internationalinspiration.org/ . The programme focused on transforming  lives and communities through the power of sport with partners UNICEF and UK Sport in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sport. https://www.britishcouncil.org/society/sport/current-programmes/international-inspiration

Expert in strategic engagement globally with government heads, policy makers, private sector and civil society to develop social development programmes in a sustainable manner. As former Head Partnerships and Policy, British Council led on various India- UK transformative initiatives leading to reforms within the schools, higher education and vocational education sectors. Physical Education Cards (PEC) is one such initiative developed with India-UK experts and endorsed by MHRD.

An Aspen institute of Leadership Scholar, USA, awarded to leading thinkers, innovators contributing to their country’s social development. www.aspeninstitute.org

A passionate advocate on Sport & Development on public forums, Government & CSR  advisor on using  sport as a tool for social/skill  development. With a strong bent towards public service, through her Trust Shipley Foundation for Social Impact she is now contributing towards development through Sport, Public Health and Education.

Other key organisations worked with are Department for International Funding (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), London Olympics Organising Committee (LOCOG) Youth Sport Trust,

UK Sport, Special Olympics Bharat,  National College of School Leadership UK, School Standards Inspectorate body OFSTEAD, Australian Sports Commission and United States-India Educational Foundation.

Sport for development at Dasra. India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation

In her spare time she likes reading contemporary authors and biographies, working with special children, sculpture making, photography and philanthropy