Dai Powell, Founder
Dai was Chief Executive between 1993 and 2020, leading the organisation as it grew by more than a hundredfold.
Dai Powell is the founder of HCT Group, a large-scale, award-winning social enterprise in the transport industry, operating transport and training services from more than a dozen depots across London, Yorkshire, the southwest and the Channel Islands. Dai was Chief Executive between 1993 and 2020, leading the organisation as it grew by more than a hundredfold – from a small community transport provider into a national social enterprise.
Dai won the 2015 Ernst and Young UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year award and the 2012 SEUK Social Enterprise Leader of the Year award. He is a board member of Big Society Capital and a trustee of Power to Change. He holds a Level 3 Vocational Certificate in the use of Industrial Explosives and an honorary PhD in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Northampton. Dai was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to disabled people.