The award acknowledges Danny’s role as co-founder of Only Connect, which works to help young offenders into employment, education or training. Alongside this initiative, he also founded the West London Zone, an ambitious programme working with local communities to identify and support, over the long term, children and young people at risk.

Acknowledging the award, the Legatum Institute’s CEO, Philippa Stroud, said: “I am delighted that Danny’s leadership and innovation have been recognised in this way. He has worked tirelessly over many years to ensure that all children and young people can look to the future with optimism, empowered by the support, skills, and training needed to play a constructive role in their communities. I look forward to Danny building on this experience in his role at the Legatum Institute, leading our work ensuring all young people are able to fulfil their potential.”