Loren has worked at Executive level in a range of organisations in the charity sector. She is now CEO of L'Arche. She is also a senior consultant and journalist. She has extensive expertise in international development, transparency and accountability, entrepreneurship/innovation, health and well-being and the use of new technologies to stimulate social change.
She holds a PhD from Cambridge University and completed the Executive Programme for Not for Profit Leaders at Stanford University’s business school. She was recognised as one of 2014’s Powerful Women to Watch in the Huffington Post and regularly writes in the international Press including Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Huffington Post and CNN.
She was a non-executive director at Praekelt Foundation, which develops open source, scalable social tech solutions for emerging economies. She independently consults (or has consulted) for a range of organisations including Comic Relief, OpenOwnership, Yoti, John Brown Media and the ONE Campaign.
Loren was Executive of Indigo Trust for 8 years, a foundation specialising in supporting tech innovation for social change across sub-Saharan Africa. Before her role at Indigo Trust, Loren held various senior positions in the third sector including a role as a research associate at Demos, managing a £2.6 million health and well-being programme for the Foyer Federation and working as both a consultant and employee on a range of international development programmes across sub-Saharan Africa.
She is also an internationally renowned public speaker, facilitates sessions at international conferences, provides training and coaching and has worked and travelled extensively in sub-Saharan Africa. She works internationally, having resided in the UK, South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania.
She is passionate about social justice, cycling, hiking, well-being, innovative and collaborative ways to address social issues, travel and parenting (she is a mother of twin boys). She enjoys writing about these issues and actively participating in projects and activities involving them.