HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?
“Somebody who creates something in the world that didn’t exist before and this is a very difficult thing to do. It takes a lot of confidence, a lot of self belief, a lot of courage and a little bit of craziness to think you can create something in the world that didn’t exist before, to me that’s a true maverick.”
Stephen Greene is the CEO and a co-founder of RockCorps, a pro-social production company and global youth movement. RockCorps introduces people to a lifelong relationship with civic engagement by using the power of music to inspire volunteering. RockCorps produces large-scale pop, rock and hip-hop concerts, distributing tickets exclusively to volunteers, who commit four hours of their time at a RockCorps community project in their area. Through music, RockCorps is ‘Moving a Generation to Change the World’. With RockCorps, Stephen has delivered social engagement platforms in 10 countries around the world; including 50 volunteer-exclusive concerts, featuring music artists such as Pharrell, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Rihanna and over 100 more. His unique experience combined with a deep understanding of and passion for social action and youth engagement also enables him to provide strategic counsel to a wide range of organisations across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
In November 2012, Stephen was appointed by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron to be the founding chair of the NCS Trust. NCS Trust is responsible for the management and delivery of National Citizen Service (to date over 130,000 graduates). Cameron said “I am delighted that Stephen Greene will be supporting this endeavour, as the founding Chairman of a new organisation to help deliver NCS. As the CEO of RockCorps, Stephen brings a wealth of experience in unlocking the power of young people and connecting them to opportunities to do good in their communities.”
Stephen Greene is also a trustee of the Do-it Trust, Good Gym, The Fowler Center and has been an advisor to War Child UK.
WHY STEPHEN WAS INTERVIEWED
Stephen was introduced to me by Shilen Patel of Independents United who I had interviewed. Soon as I looked up Rockcorps I knew Stephen was a solid fit. Stephen is a visionary, believer who is limitless and true to himself.