New Chair for the MEAM coalition

September 21, 2022

The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition has appointed Liv Corbishley as its new Chair. Liv will join the coalition in September, following a competitive recruitment process led by Peridot Partners, the MEAM board and an individual with lived experience of multiple disadvantage.

Oliver Hilbery, Director of MEAM, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Liv Corbishley as the new Chair of MEAM.   

“Liv brings a wide range of experience from exec and non-exec roles in the fields of disability, sport, autism, health and women’s services and will contribute a fresh perspective to our work on tackling multiple disadvantage.  

“Liv’s knowledge of charity governance and her passion for helping organisations to develop and thrive were clear from the recruitment process. The board and I are looking forward to working with Liv as we shape our plans for this next phase of MEAM’s work.”

Liv Corbishley, incoming Chair of MEAM said:

“I am very pleased to be joining MEAM at this time in its history. 

“The MEAM coalition does vital work with partners across the country to transform services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. 

“I am looking forward to contributing my skills and experience to the coalition’s development and to working closely with the board, staff team, local and national partners, and people with lived experience to improve policy and practice and to change people’s lives.”



  • The MEAM coalition is formed of the national charities Clinks, Collective Voice, Homeless Link and Mind, with Homeless Link as the lead partner. MEAM has worked since 2009 to transform services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. The coalition is led by a director who reports to the MEAM Programme Board, formed of representatives of the four partner organisations. For more information please see:
  • Liv Corbishley replaces Baroness Tyler, who served as Chair of the MEAM coalition from 2013-2019. During the pandemic there was a period when no Chair was in place.
  • The MEAM coalition strategy for 2021-25 is available here.