Abby Dyson is currently working for creative consultancy Cake (www.cakegroup.com ) where she is developing CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities for both the agency and its clients, as well as researching volunteering in the UK with a view to seeing how it can be made more accessible and flexible. Prior to this Abby spent four years working to set up Big Brothers & Sisters in the UK (www.mentors.org.uk ). The approach Big Brothers & Sisters took to using volunteers as pro bono advisers was recognised as imaginative and key to enabling the charity to develop quickly, as volunteer experts were drafted in to carry out specific projects. She also developed and delivered leadership training for a number of organisations and has acted as mentor to a number of senior executives. She was born in Malawi, educated at Oxford University , and is now living in London.