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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Ken Olisa

Ken Olisa

Chairman, Shaw Trust from October 2013
Ken Olisa was appointed as chair of the Shaw Trust in October 2013. He is a director of Thomas Reuters and is on the board of the Institute of Directors as a non-executive director.On leaving Cambridge...

Andy Mahon

Andy Mahon

Partner at BDO and head of government consultancy team, BDO LLP
Andy Mahon is a partner in BDO’s management consulting practice and leads the government advisory team.  Andy is a CIPFA qualified accountant.  For most of his career he has  focused...

Robert Ashton

Robert Ashton

Consultant and social entrepreneur
Robert Ashton is a social entrepreneur, campaigner and author. Robert is a vice patron of Norfolk Community Foundation and chairs Human Library UK CIC. 

Leon Ward

Leon Ward

Trustee, Plan UK
Leon is a trustee of Brook and Plan International and an ambassador for Young Charity Trustees. He is also an advisor to the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and a governance advice columnist for The...

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...

Dan Corry

Dan Corry

Chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital from October 2011
In October 2011 Dan became chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital following a long-standing career in policy advice and politics, with his previous role being policy adviser on the economy to the...

Vibeka Mair

Vibeka Mair

Vibeka was a reporter and then news editor for Civil Society Media from 2008 to 2014.  

Jamie Ward-Smith

Jamie Ward-Smith

Founder , ivo.org from 2012
Jamie has been a leader and innovator in the volunteering and social action sectors since 1995. He founded the ivo.org social network in 2012.He has held various senior roles in local and national charities...

Douglas Rouse

Douglas Rouse

Director of corporate partnerships, Save the Children
Former City banker Douglas Rouse has been heading up Save the Children’s Corporate Partnerships team since September 2009 growing revenues by over 100 per cent in 2010. His appointment at Save the...

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...

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...

Kevin Gardiner

Kevin Gardiner

Global investment strategist, , Rothschild Wealth Management
Kevin joined Rothschild Wealth Management in August 2014. He was previously chief investment officer (Europe) at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management. Prior to joining Barclays in 2009, Kevin was Global...

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