Danielle Walker Palmour

Director, Friends Provident Foundation (UK)

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Danielle Walker Palmour is Director of the Friends Provident Foundation, an independent grant-making and social investment foundation, a Trustee of two York charities and a Member of the University of York Court.

She is also a Non-Executive Director of Civil Society Media. Prior to joining the Friends Provident Foundation, she was director of Policy and Practice at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, having also worked in senior policy and research roles throughout the non-governmental sector including as the Head of Policy of what is now The Big Lottery Fund, and roles with the Commission for Racial Equality and the Law Society of England and Wales. She was a Member of the Commission on Unclaimed Assets.

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