Dr Edge Watchorn

Independent Trustee



I have a deep-rooted passion for civil society. I serve as a Magistrate on the North Essex bench and am Chair of Young Citizens, a national education charity that seeks to develop young people as active citizens in their communities.

I have held a range of senior public sector roles spanning democratic engagement, education, strategy, research and organisational change.

Most recently I was Managing Director, Participation at the UK Parliament where I led an ambitious strategy to increase the reach and impact of Parliament’s public-facing work.