Andrew Berwick and Kate Welsh have been appointed as Strategy & Impact Director and Head of Partnerships at West London Zone.

West London Zone is an early intervention charity that works with schools across Hammersmith, Kensington, Westminster and Brent, supporting children with tailored improvement programmes.

These two key appointments that will drive forward West London Zone’s strategy, impact and partnership work. As search partner, we supported with structuring the respective briefs, supporting candidate generation through search and advising on inclusive assessments.

Andrew Berwick brings experience consulting for mission-led organizations that work with young people, and was formerly CEO of The Access Project, an award-winning charity focused on widening participation at selective universities. Prior to that he worked as a PwC strategy consultant and former secondary school teacher through Teach First. Read his blog about joining West London Zone here.

Kate Welsh most recently worked as Heath of Online First & Programme Manager at Into Film and was previously Head of School Programmes at Spark.

Kate commented: 

"I am delighted to be joining West London Zone. Their values, impact and drive as a team is inspiring. I'm excited to be part of their mission and bring the whole community together to enable and empower young people. A huge thank you to Society and Shehrazade for the support.”

Louisa Mitchell, West London Zone CEO said of our partnership:

"Society raised our game. We found them thoroughly professional in all of their communications. They were very measured every step of the way, yet creative too and not afraid to suggest that we try new approaches when needed. While being unfailingly supportive, they also offered good challenge at the right moments. It was a very high quality service which enabled us to run a very high quality process and consequently we have recruited fantastic people. We are looking forward to a longer-term partnership as we grow.”