Michael Lynas, Forum Member
Michael Lynas is the Director of Strategy for the NCS Trust (National Citizen Service). Michael joined the NCS Independent Management Body in 2013 from No.10 where he was part of the seminal team that established National Citizen Service within government. He believes that NCS should become a rite of passage in the life of every 16 and 17 year old.
Michael spent two and a half years as Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister where his main work was on civil society, culture and philanthropy. In addition to introducing National Citizen Service, during his time at No.10 he also focussed on increasing rates of giving time and money by making volunteering more engaging and exploiting new technologies; growing levels of social investment including through the world’s first social investment bank, Big Society Capital; and increasing engagement and social capital in local neighbourhoods. He also co-ordinated No.10’s Olympic 2012 work from a policy perspective.
Michael has previously worked as a strategy consultant for Bain and Company. He has an MA in politics from Cambridge University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard.