Lindsey is passionate about positive social change, building the capacity and expertise of the third sector, and helping individuals to achieve their potential. She joined Street League in 2014 from the Homeless FA, the national homeless football charity, which she co-founded in 2011. Her previous experience was with charities working in international development, homelessness and sport.
Named a Loran Scholar in 2002, Lindsey earned her B.Sc. (Hons) from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She completed her doctorate at Brunel University and did her Executive MBA at Cass Business School, graduating with a Distinction in 2019.
Lindsey holds several non-executive roles, including Chair of Well Grounded, Vice Chair of DataKind, and board member of the Sport for Development Coalition.
Favourite sport: Football, having played, coached and been a life-long supporter of Newcastle United.
First job: Working at a theme park, giving tours of a full-size replica of the space shuttle Columbia.
It's a privilege to work at Street League. Our staff, trustees, young people and partners make it an inspiring place to be - every day.
— Lindsey MacDonald