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Cassie Robinson

Strategic Design, Design Innovation

Cassie works at both the Paul Hamlyn Foundation as an Associate Director and as Associate Director of Emerging Futures at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. In addition to these two roles, she is working with Arising Quo, a transformative wealth redistribution project in Europe, and in a field-building role with Partners for a New Economy globally. She’s the Co-founder of Stewarding Loss – supporting civil society organizations to die well, the Care + Climate cultural space in London, and The Point People.


She runs a Philanthropy in Transitions Lab for Philea and has Policy Fellowships at both the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University. As a creative entrepreneur and strategic designer, she’s won awards from Nesta as a Creative Pioneer, an Ideas and Pioneers grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and a Leader in Philanthropy award from the European Foundation Centre. She holds a 1st Class BA Hons in Fashion Design and Textiles and an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology from UEL. Cassie is also certified as an ORSC practitioner, a CTI coach, and has a certificate in energy chakra healing from the College of Psychic Studies.


Cassie currently has Board roles at Organise HQ and the Real Farming Trust and is on the Strategy Group of the Funders’ Collaborative Hub. She teaches on the MSc in Ecological Design at Schumacher College, is on the Faculty of States of Change, and is one of the International Futures Forum Clan.

Cassie Robinson