Bob Thust

Bob is interested in challenging traditional power dynamics. He believes in the importance and potential of people, whatever their background, to make choices and influence decisions about their own futures.

He is Co-Founder of Practical Governance – a partnership working with businesses, foundations, charities, social entrepreneurs and local community groups to find ways to organise that unleash their social impact rather than constrain it.

Before that he spent 15 years at Deloitte UK, first in the Audit & Advisory practice for not-for-profits, then as Director of Responsible Business coordinating the firm’s wider responsible business and sustainability agenda, and finally as Director of Corporate Brand & Marketing.

He left Deloitte in 2014 and, as Director of Programmes, helped set up a new £150m Foundation – the Power to Change Trust – which supports local community led social businesses.

Bob is also an Associate at the Social Change Agency, who specialise in helping build people-powered social movements.

Bob is a keen traveller, football fan and lover of Scottish whisky. He is a trustee of Local Trust, a foundation whose mission is to enable local residents to make their own communities and areas better places to live, as well as a Treasurer of the Bevy, a community-owned pub in Brighton where he spends far too much of his time.


Email bob (at) practicalgov (dot) co (dot) uk

Call 07801 475 204

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