Our Team

Julia Misselbrook
Country Director jmisselbrook@dotrust.org

Julia leads the advocacy, partnership-building and fundraising work for DOT UK and the network in support of DOT's global vision and country programs. She has spent her career addressing the needs of young people through youth enterprise projects with major international youth organizations, and as International Director of The Prince’s Youth Business Trust and International Award Association. Julia has experience establishing and building the capacity of charities, particularly those addressing the needs of marginalized young people. Julia has spent time working in eight countries of Africa and India.

Laura Kelly
Chair

Laura is Director of the Shaping Sustainable Markets Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). She has held senior roles in government and international NGOs including at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Cabinet Office on Economic Development in Afghanistan and at the ONE Campaign covering a range of sustainable development issues, and leading work on trade. She has also represented the UK at international negotiations at the UN, WTO and OECD. Her research interests include how responsible and inclusive business and finance can contribute to the SDGs. Laura has degrees in agriculture and international development and has written and lectured on sustainability trade and development.

Adrian Godfrey
Trustee

Adrian Godfrey, FRSA, is the Founder and Director of Shoots Consulting Ltd and works with small and medium enterprises to deliver their growth ambitions. Previously, Adrian held senior positions at Pearson, GSMA and Cisco as the director of their global CSR programme, and a director of their global consulting arm working on public sector reform in emerging markets.  Adrian has considerable experience working at the intersection of technology and business innovation, including up-skilling, re-skilling and employability. He has been involved with DOT as a board member and trusted advisor since 2006.

Janet Longmore
Trustee

Janet Longmore is the founder, president, and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who are transforming communities and creating opportunities around the world.

A champion for technology-driven, community-owned, and youth-led solutions in rapidly developing regions of the world, Janet was a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals from 2014-2016 and currently sits on the WEF Internet for All Steering Committee, which aims to drive digital inclusion across the globe.

Janet is a 2016 recipient of Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross, which recognizes her as a strong example of social leadership and innovation bringing considerable honour to Canada.

Janet is a frequent speaker at international conferences. A passionate believer in the power and potential of youth and technology, Janet works tirelessly to promote respect for youth as an untapped source of creativity, energy, and talent.

Laura Boyle
Trustee

Laura works on a variety of projects which contribute to a transition to an economy that will work in service of all people and our planet. She has over 15 years inclusion experience gained during her first career leading teams in the legal sector whilst working with workplace gender equality campaign groups, and is passionate about an intersectional approach to equity. She is head of stakeholder engagement for impact investor Snowball, director of impact investor The Impact Branch, and founder of a social enterprise Square Circle, for which she was recognized by NatWest and Pioneers Post as a UK Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise. She is a founding member of Catalyst 2030, which seeks to connect private capital with social entrepreneurs working on systems change solutions globally. 

Margaret Adrian-Vallance
Trustee

Margaret is Director of Education Projects for the Royal Over-Seas League, a membership organization which develops arts and education projects in the Commonwealth. Before joining ROSL in 1993, she was Assistant Secretary General (PR) for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association and the Founder Editor of 'Award World'. Previously the Award's Press & Publicity Officer, she has an MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Trinity College, Dublin, and experience of working with remote and marginalized communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In 2011 she was made an MBE for services to the education of disadvantaged children in Namibia.

Simon Scott
Treasurer

Simon Scott is a Chartered Accountant who currently works as a financial consultant supporting small and medium sized enterprises. Prior to this he held senior leadership positions with BT Group plc, including Chief Executive of BT RedCare. Simon was involved with BT’s Corporate Venturing activities and developed a number of new business start-ups. After qualifying as an accountant he held several Finance Director and Controller roles. He is a business mentor for The Prince’s Trust.

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