People Feature

Lisa Harker

CEO, The Art Room (former Head of Strategy, NSPCC)


Lisa is Chief Executive of The Art Room, a charity working with 5-16 year olds with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Lisa’s career has combined research, policy, journalism, campaigning and service delivery with a focus on finding ways to improve the lives of the UK’s most disadvantaged children. She was Director of Strategy at the NSPCC, led the thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research, was an advisor to BBC News and held various senior advisory roles within government, including as ‘child poverty tsar'.

Lisa Harker