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Ali Henderson



Ali Henderson is the CEO of Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation. Ali brings over 15 years’ experience of leading programmes and policies to address social inequality. She started her career at the UK Government Department for International Development (DfID) in programme management roles in Africa, and built on this operational experience with high level policy and influencing work as Private Secretary to Development Ministers and in the Foreign Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Following a secondment to gain strategic local government experience as Head of Policy & Performance at a County Council, Ali moved into the charity sector where she worked for Oxfam for 5 years in a variety of operational effectiveness, business transformation and strategic planning positions. Prior to becoming CEO, Ali led Royal SpringBoard’s focus on impact and learning.

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