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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Tesse Akpeki

Tesse Akpeki

Lawyer, chartered secretary, coach and mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
A lawyer, chartered secretary, coach, facilitator and accredited Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution mediator. She has served as an equal opportunities commissioner, a consultant with OnBoard and is...

Tobin Aldrich

Tobin Aldrich

Director of global fundraising, Sightsavers
Tobin Aldrich is director of global fundraising for Sightsavers, a job he started in November 2013. Previously he was director of communications and fundraising at WWF-UK. Tobin has been in fundraising...

Eudora   Pratt

Eudora Pratt

Partnership development manager, The Children's Society

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor is a consultant at the Desired Effect.He was previously director of fundraising at Sue Ryder Care. Prior to joining Sue Ryder Care in 2010, Taylor was director of fundraising and marketing at...

Making Good:  The Future of the Voluntary Sector

Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector

A selection of articles from a forthcoming publication, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector, are being published in advance by Civil Society News. Voluntary sector leaders and commentators are...

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...

John Tate

John Tate

Accountant and entrepreneur
John Tate is a qualified accountant and entrepreneur. He is a columnist for Charity Finance, a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness and Trustee of Eduserv. He also...

Diane Sim

Diane Sim

Freelance consultant
Diane Sim is a freelance consultant specialising in research-based projects in financial and professional services. For Charity Finance magazine she has authored the recent annual surveys on banking, fund...

Mairéad O'Reilly

Mairéad O'Reilly

Senior associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Mairéad O’Reilly is a senior associate at Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP London. She specialises in advising charities and not-for-profits on fundraising, e-commerce and data protection....

Valerie Jolliffe

Valerie Jolliffe

Trustee, Imperial College Healthcare Charity
Valerie Jolliffe is a trustee of Imperial College Healthcare Charity. In autumn 2014 she completed an MSc in charity studies at Cass Business School.Jolliffe runs her own venture capital company, specialising...

Ashley Horsey

Ashley Horsey

Chief executive, Commonweal Housing
Ashley Horsey is the chief executive of Commonweal Housing, where he works to tackle social injustice through innovative housing-based solutions. He has more than 20 years’ experience in social housing,...

Nancy Curtin

Nancy Curtin

Chief investment officer , Close Brothers Asset Management
Nancy heads the bespoke Investment Management team and was appointed CIO in 2010. She was previously CIO at Fortune, a Close Brothers subsidiary since 2006, where she managed family office portfolios across...

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