James Ashall

Organisation: Diageo

Role before secondment: Director, Diageo Futures

Role at Movement to Work: CEO

Role after secondment: Transformation Director Spirit of Progress (ESG)

Why did you opt for a secondment at Movement to Work?

After taking time out on parental leave I came back to work with a desire to have a positive impact through my work.

What was the best thing about your secondment?

Seeing impact in the market on a day-to-day basis. Freedom and Agility.

What were some of the key learnings you took away personally and professionally following your secondment?

It was a change of career direction for me.  I wanted to focus on a positive impact on society. MtW gave me an opportunity to really step into the space

Why should employers consider seconding team members to Movement to Work?

Build entrepreneurial skills, skills in developing partnerships, and cultural change.

If you could sum up the purpose and mission of Movement to Work in your own words and what it means to you, what would you say?

Bringing employers together to provide support and jobs to unemployed young people who have been disadvantaged into employment, unlocking their potential.