Jack Kelly is Head of External Communications at National Express, who have recently introduced two major programmes aimed at supporting social inclusion; the National Express Foundation and Routes to Work.
The National Express Foundation, established following the civil unrest of 2010, was awarded £500k by the company to support disadvantaged young people in further and higher education as well as community groups in disadvantaged areas.
Routes to Work, the first partnership of its kind between a company and the DWP, sees both organisations work to ensure that National Express get more young people and women into the 1,700 bus driving job opportunities they will create over a two year period. Prior to joining National Express in April 2011 Jack worked in government as an advisor to Housing Minister Ian Austin MP, Tom Watson MP and Chairman of the BIS Select Committee Adrian Bailey MP. Before entering government Jack co-authored a book on the international defence industry.