Dai Powell OBE is the Chief Executive of HCT Group, a large-scale, award-winning social enterprise in the transport industry, operating transport and training services from ten depots across London, Yorkshire, the southwest and the Channel Islands. HCT Group uses profits from commercial transport work to fund additional transport for community groups and disabled people, and also provides training and jobs for hundreds of long-term unemployed people. Dai has been Chief Executive since 1993, leading the organisation as it has grown by more than a hundredfold - from a small community transport provider into a national social enterprise.
Dai won the 2015 Ernst and Young UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the 2012 SEUK Social Enterprise Leader of the Year Award. He holds a Level 3 Vocational Certificate in the use of Industrial Explosives and an honorary PhD in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Northampton. Dai was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to disabled people.