Saeed Atcha MBE DL

Advisory Council Member

Saeed Atcha MBE DL is an inspiring CEO, Leader and Changemaker having worked to make the world a better place for all young people, for a decade.

Having grown up in care, Saeed is acutely aware of how young people from disadvantaged backgrounds can be overlooked when it comes to learning valuable life skills and having a voice in their future. 

That’s why, at the age of 15, he set up Youth Leads UK which has supported more than 12,500 disadvantaged young Greater Mancunians to access volunteering opportunities and skills development programmes.

Saeed serves as the Youngest Deputy Lieutenant in the UK and is a former UK Government Social Mobility Commissioner responsible for Young People and Vulnerable Groups.

Saeed is Trustee, Patron and Advisor to a number of organisations across the youth, health and housing sectors.