Lucent is made up of a highly experienced team. Every one of us brings a strong track record of leadership and we know from experience that delivering change takes agility and wisdom

Because every project is different, we tailor our support to your needs. We develop close and trusted working relationships with our clients who have access to the advice and inputof highly experienced professionals. We love making connections between changemakers and can put you in touch with people like you, who share your bold ambitions for social change.

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Katherine Rake

Katherine Rake’s work as a consultant draws on her many years as a Chief Executive, Trustee and Governor working across local and national government and in academia.

“I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to find the time and space to think about the long term. I love to help organisations rediscover their core purpose and it is hugely rewarding to see how our work helps organisations realise their ambitions.”

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Charlotte Ravenscroft

Charlotte advises organisations on strategy and external affairs. She draws on her experience working with major charities, charitable foundations and central government, to help organisations consider how they can best achieve their goals.

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Serena Verdenicci

Serena Verdenicci is an Associate Researcher. Serena uses her extensive research expertise to help Lucent clients draw on new and innovative practice, helping them to keep ahead of the curve.

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Virginia Grace

Virginia Grace is a Senior Associate. Virginia’s extensive financial and corporate management expertise supports Lucent clients plan and get the most from their resources.

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Because we all benefit from an independent perspective, challenge and support, Lucent has an advisory group who add a wealth of expertise and insight to the organisation:


Charles Bradley

Charles brings great insight into business development, having managed growth in an international consultancy without compromising on quality, values or purpose.

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Peter Grigg

Peter brings a wealth of knowledge of organisations and people who are pushing the frontiers of social change and how our support can help charities go further.

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Adrienne Fresko

Adrienne knows first-hand how to foster great clients while keeping an eagle eye on quality and building impact above and beyond the specific consultancy project.

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