Colin Falconer is Director of Innovation at the Foyer Federation where he has worked for the last ten years. The Foyer Federation creates positive solutions that enable 10,000 young people each year to overcome challenges and achieve education, employment, health, housing and personal development goals. The Foyer Federation work mainly through a UK network of learning and accommodation centres, known as Foyers, and have links with Foyer projects around the world. Colin has shaped many of the Federation’s leading programmes, from its quality assurance framework for Foyers, to its new Open Talent vision that focuses on young people’s ‘assets’ instead of deficits. Before working at the Federation, Colin helped manage the world’s first distance learning degree for ballet teachers, and set up advice and guidance systems for new approaches to e-learning. He is a published writer and graduate from the University of East Anglia.