CEO and Trustee
Fay Selvan started working as a social entrepreneur in 1991 and established The Big Life group in 2002. The group operates across the north of England and has a turnover of circa £23m and employs over 560 staff.
The Big Life group aims to fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Including well-known brands such as Big Issue North, it works in the fields of health and wellbeing, children and families, and employment and training. Fay won the Social Enterprise Leader England Award in 2011. She has an Honours degree from Sussex University and an MSc in Strategic Leadership from Salford University.