Meet Our Directors

Dr Marc Bush


Director (Strategy and Experimentation)
Marc has a background in research, policy, programme design, and practice change. He has specialises in the fields of disability, mental health, psychotraumatology, and youth. Working across the charity, public and social enterprise sectors, Marc has a broad experience of governance, strategy development, negotiation and programme implementation working with decision makers and commissioners.

He is also the Chief Policy Advisor at YoungMinds, a Visiting Professor in Public Health, and is on the Disability Advisory Committee of the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Charles Smith


Director (Community Insight and Engagement)
Charles is a community insight specialist and wellbeing practitioner. He has a background in international commercial law (having trained and practiced with a leading law firm), is an active campaigner and community organiser in the fields of international LGBT rights, mental health, free legal advice, and community wellbeing.

Charles designs and delivers well- known community yoga, breath-work and meditation classes in London, and runs targeted programmes for the LGBT community funded by the Big Lottery Fund. A certified yoga teacher, he also has a Diploma in Professional Development from The Gestalt Centre.

Our Team


The Experimentalists is a network of independent experts. Once we have worked with you to identify your needs, we bring together the right combination of people to advise, support and deliver on your project. We have access to experienced and dedicated professionals, creatives, organisers and researchers who can join the team.