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Adrian Sell

CEO, BasicNeeds


Adrian Sell is Chief Executive Officer of BasicNeeds UK. He has successfully steered BasicNeeds into a merger with CBM UK and recently secured over a million dollars in funding from an online games company. He has over twenty-five years experience in the charity, social enterprise, government and private sectors. His experience covers mental health, international work as well as considerable experience of scaling complex social interventions. He holds a Masters in Consulting and Leading in Organizations from the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. Previously he was Executive Director at OXPIP: Oxford Parent Infant Project a pioneering organization working to ensure a loving and secure start to life. With backing from Impetus-Private Equity Foundation and others he successfully doubled the turnover of the organization. His other roles have included Director of Services for an older people’s charity, Operations Manager for a social enterprise, working on organizational change in a county council as well as front line roles in a hospital, a care home and an insurance company. He is married with two children and enjoys cycling, running, walking, reading and spending time with friends and family.