Roy O'ShaughnessyRoy O'Shaughnessy

Non Executive Director & Chief Executive for Shaw Trust Group

Roy is passionate about the charity sector, having worked in charities and voluntary sector organisations for all of his forty year career.

Roy O’Shaughnessy is the Chief Executive of the Shaw Trust Group. Shaw Trust is a national charity dedicated to creating brighter futures for the people and communities it serves. It does this by delivering employment, education, skills, health and wellbeing services to young people and adults across the UK. Roy joined Shaw Trust in 2012, after a merger with London based charity Careers Development Group – of which he was also Chief Executive. Since then Roy has been dedicated to ensuring Shaw Trust achieves its ambition – to transform the lives of over 1 million young people and adults a year from 2022 - by increasing the scale and impact of Shaw Trust’s work. Recently this has led to Ixion and Prospects joining the Shaw Trust Group.

Roy is passionate about the charity sector, having worked in charities and voluntary sector organisations for all of his forty year career. Prior to Shaw Trust, Roy was the Development Director at the St Christopher’s Fellowship, and was the Chief Executive of the Episcopal Charities for the Episcopal Diocese of California. Roy’s ability to drive transformational change in organisations is highly sought after, resulting in Roy sitting on many boards. This includes working at an international level as the Vice-President of Rehabilitation International’s Europe branch, acting as the Chair of Yateley Industries, and supporting his local community as a school governor and Parish Councillor. Roy’s objective is to have a charitable heart and a commercial brain and to blend both into his decision making process. He is committed to improving himself through active listening, transforming his community, and possibly, in a small way, changing the world.