Barry Knight is Executive Director of CENTRIS, and an adviser of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, particularly in the areas of evaluation and knowledge management. He is a social scientist who has worked for the UK government as adviser on policy and grants for non-profit organisations. His early career was spent in research and teaching at Cambridge University and he later worked for the European Commission. He has written books on economic development, family policy, inner cities, the voluntary sector, and social enterprise. He is the author of Rethinking Poverty, published in 2017.