Ross Hendry

Ross was appointed Chief Executive of Spurgeons in 2014. He is immensely proud to lead and represent Spurgeons’ work across the country, with more than 50 projects touching the lives of around 30,000 children and young people each year. He is passionate about honouring Spurgeons’ history and track record as a Christian children’s charity that has transformed thousands of young people’s lives; he is inspired to ensure the charity continues to be recognised for its quality, impact and distinctiveness.

Before joining Spurgeons Ross worked at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, Action for Children, Unison, London Councils and the London School of Economics. He is a trustee of Children, England (the country’s umbrella body for children’s charities), the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge (a Christian think-tank), the Family Matters Institute, and YMCA England and Wales. Ross is on the church council of a large Anglican evangelical church in London’s West End, where his wife is a senior minister. There, he leads a programme called the Ergon Fellowship, which helps young adults study the theology of work and consider how they can apply their faith to their profession.