Will Snell is Chief Executive of the Fairness Foundation. He is a non-profit entrepreneur with experience across a range of sectors, both in the UK and overseas.
After founding an educational charity at university, he spent several years on the UK government’s civil service fast stream programme at the Department of Health and then the Department for International Development, working on a range of issues including emergency planning, counter-terrorism and Iraq reconstruction, before leaving to set up a skills mentoring programme for entrepreneurs in Kenya.
Between 2011 and 2017 he designed and delivered a growth strategy for an evidence-based media/health NGO, Development Media International, raising $19m. In 2017 he set up Tax Justice UK, a sister organisation of the Tax Justice Network (TJN), before joining TJN as Director of Operations (leading on fundraising, finance and reporting, governance, human resources and systems) with the remit of building the infrastructure needed to enable continued growth and impact.
He joined Global Witness in May 2020 as interim Chief Operating Officer, initiating and leading a range of cross-organisational change projects, before moving to the Fairness Foundation as its founding Chief Executive in April 2021. Will was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in October 2023.