Joe Ridge

Joe Ridge

I grew up in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside and love the outdoors.

Since graduating from the University of York in 2016 with a first-class honours degree, I have worked in a variety of roles in the education sector and am currently Deputy Development Director for a leading independent school in Surrey. In this role, I focus on widening access and participation for disadvantaged students in and around the South-East.

Currently undertaking a certificate in fundraising, I have experience in launching successful fundraising campaigns and developing innovative income-generation streams.

Outside of work I am a keen sportsman and especially enjoy cycling, golfing and hiking in the Lake District with my Labrador, Bertie.

I am delighted to be appointed as one of the newly established YHA Youth Advisory Team Members and look forward to helping the YHA deliver its charitable aims and objectives.

Read about the other YHA Youth Advisory Team Members