Chief executive, Community Foundation Network
Stephen Hammersley CBE was appointed chief executive for the Community Foundation Network in 2004 after working as trading director for the Tearfund charity.
Hammersley spent 17 years before joining Tearfund at Barclays Bank plc, working mostly in business project management where he ended up as head of marketing.
Hammersley also currently directs the Leprosy Mission’s trading company and chairs the UK fundraising committee for a refugee hostel in Nepal.
He was made a CBE in the 2012 New Year's Honours List.
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Somerset Community Foundation and the Community Foundation Network (now UK Community Foundations) picked up the top prize in the grantmaking and funding category at the 2012 Charity Awards, for their Surviving Winter campaign helping older and vulnerable people in fuel poverty. By Stephen Hammersley.
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
The Community Foundation Network has raised £17m for community projects with the aid of government match funding.
The Give More campaign will help people to engage with the reality of charity, which is about people, not money - Stephen Hammersley lends his support.
Shadow Minister for civil society , Gareth Thomas is right when he states its benefits will be too late for many organisations. Voluntary organisations need the benefits now, not in another three years time.
A £150m endowment fund for local community projects, which will include up to £50m of government match funding, has launched.
Community Foundation Network CEO Stephen Hammersley, Prince’s Trust chief executive Martina Milburn and Rod Aldridge, chair of v, were among a string of voluntary sector figures to be recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.
The Community Foundation Network, architect of the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, featured on BBC's The One Show last night discussing its latest scheme to provide additional funds for elderly people struggling to afford to meet the cost of winter.
The Charity Commission has finally published its new investment guidance, CC14, and it makes clear that programme-related investment and ‘mixed-motive investment’ are both perfectly legitimate models for charities to consider.