Chris Underhill, MBE
Chris Underhill is a global expert in the delivery of human rights, health and rehabilitation systems to very poor people. A serial social entrepreneur, he is the founder of a number of organisations including Thrive (1978) and ADD International (1985). In 2000 Chris founded BasicNeeds, which is concerned with the delivery of a holistic model to mentally ill people and people with epilepsy in the poorest communities of the world. As an Advisor, Chris brings his knowledge of economic and social development, human rights and organisational start up to HBF. Chris is a Senior Fellow of the Ashoka Fellowship, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. In 2000 Chris was made an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen.