Who's Who

WWAccording to the Charity Commission, the charity sector Searchemploys 754,411 full-time equivalent staff and uses the services of an estimated 2.2 million volunteers, including more than 842,000 trustees, though there are still 21,400 trustee positions unfilled.

This section provides short profiles of some of the individuals who help to make civil society the unique and dynamic sector that it is.

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Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop

Freelance columnist
Ian Allsop is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in not-for-profit management and financial issues. He was editor of Charity Finance between 2004 and 2009 and has worked in and around the voluntary...

Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis OBE is a trustee and former chair of ActionAid and until July 2010 was a board member of the Charity Commission.  He is a consultant in the sector who has previously been chair of the...

Zenon Hannick

Zenon Hannick

Chief Technology Officer, Comic Relief
Zenon has worked in many different technology roles across financial services, start-ups and the third sector. As CTO he is leading an ambitious change program to bring technology and digital to the centre...

David  Davison

David Davison

Head of public sector, charities and not-for-profit, Spence & Partners
David is a director at Spence & Partners Actuaries and Dalriada Trustees. He performs the role of a professional pension scheme trustee and specialises in providing pensions advice to charities and...

Nigel Davies

Nigel Davies

Deputy head of accountancy policy, Charity Commission
Nigel Davies is deputy head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission and technical secretary to the Charities SORP Committee.As secretary to the charity SORP Committee, Nigel prepares technical papers...

Gemma Woodward

Gemma Woodward

Executive Director, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management
Gemma joined Quilter Cheviot in 2015. She is responsible for managing charity portfolios as well as developing the company-wide approach to responsible investment and the faith based investment offering....

Bertie Bosrédon

Bertie Bosrédon

Independent consultant on digital and social media
Bertie has over 15 years experience in digital communications and has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 11 years. Bertie set up the British Heart Foundation's first online team and fundraising strategy,...

Anthony Newman

Anthony Newman

Director of brand, marketing and communications, Cancer Research UK
Anthony started his marketing career at Rapp Media and then Acxiom before joining Cancer Research UK in direct marketing. At Cancer Research UK he has led direct marketing, brand management, advertising,...

Martin  Edwards

Martin Edwards

Chief executive , Julia's House
Martin Edwards is chief executive of Julia’s House, which won the healthcare and medical research category at the Charity Awards 2012.He is also an associated director of Love 146, which is a charity...

Socrates Socratous

Socrates Socratous

Director, SOC VAT Consultants
Socrates’ VAT experience exceeds 20 years. Before starting SOC VAT Consultants, he spent nearly 5 years as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. As part of the Middle Markets team,...

Liz Tait

Liz Tait

Liz Tait became director of fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in September 2010. Previously she was head of direct marketing for the British Red Cross since 2004.Liz has more than a decade’s...

Georgette Mulheir

Georgette Mulheir

For more than two decades, Lumos CEO Georgette Mulheir has worked in 23 countries around the world, leading large-scale programmes to transform (and at times save) the lives of thousands of disadvantaged...

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