Krish Kandiah

Dr Krish Kandiah is a social entrepreneur with a vision to help solve some of society’s seemingly intractable problems through building partnerships across civil society, faith communities, government and philanthropy,

He is the founder of The Sanctuary Foundation. A charity supporting refugees to find welcome, work and worthwhile housing in the UK. He is recognised as an expert in refugee resettlement , child welfare reform, educational innovation and civil society mobilisation.

He served as the chair of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board where he brings strategic leadership to the finding of permanent loving families for children in the care system working across the sector and advising the English government.

Krish has led the charge on mobilising civil society groups and churches as they have supported recent arrivals from Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Ukraine. He has helped to inspire and train thousands to care for vulnerable adults and children.

He is a regular broadcaster on the BBC and has written for publications as diverse as The Guardian, The Daily Express, The Spectator, The Times, Christianity Today and The Church Times.