Léonie Austin is Director of Marketing and Communications and a Board member at NHS Blood and Transplant which manages blood, organ, tissue and stem cell donation saving and improving the lives of patients across the UK. Since joining in April 2010 she has led the development of behaviour change strategies working across a complex, national health environment with multiple stakeholders and targeting hard to reach groups. She is also a member of the Government Communication Service Board, a Government Communication Service Diversity and Inclusion Champion, a coach and mentor. Prior to NHSBT Léonie held directorial positions at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Cabinet Office and has extensive communications experience across a number of Government departments and agencies

As a Power to Change Trustee I’m looking forward to making a difference by promoting and supporting the development and growth of community businesses. They have a significant role to play in stimulating local regeneration and providing opportunities for individuals to develop which will benefit our wider society and economy.