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...

Robin Fisk

Robin Fisk

Robin Fisk is a director at FB2 Consulting.  He founded FB2 Consulting in 2014 and before that worked for Advanced Solutions International Europe as a member of the leadership team and fundraising...

Dominic Will

Dominic Will

Joint managing director, Home Fundraising
Dominic Will is joint managing director at Home Fundraising. His early career saw him in a variety of roles from managing commercial partnerships at RNID to devising award-winning employee engagement programmes...

Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O'Brien

Head of policy and public affairs, Charity Finance Group from January 2015
Andrew O’Brien is head of policy and public affairs for the Charity Finance Group. He was previously senior policy offer at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and before that worked...

Robert Warne

Robert Warne

Robert Warne is a partner at Crowe Clark Whitehill's specialist VAT Group. He has experience of VAT in the not-for-profit sector and has a large portfolio of clients in charities, schools and trade unions....

Charlotte Ravenscroft

Charlotte Ravenscroft

Head of policy and research, NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) from June 2013
Charlotte Ravenscroft was promoted to head of policy and research at NCVO in June 2013 where she was previously a policy manager. Before joining the umbrella body she worked at the Big Lottery Fund and...

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...

Simon Hopkins

Simon Hopkins

Simon Hopkins is the chief executive of Turn2us. He joined the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as finance director in January 2010. Prior to this he was director of financial planning and analysis at HM...

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...

Dan Fletcher

Dan Fletcher

Deputy director, Kingston Smith
Dan Fletcher is deputy director for Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management. He has a broad background in fundraising and voluntary income generation from individuals, companies, grantmaking trusts...

Seb  Elsworth

Seb Elsworth

Director of strategy, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)
Seb Elsworth is the director of strategy at Acevo, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. His association with Acevo began with a two-week internship in 2005 and when that ended...

Cliff Prior

Cliff Prior

Chief executive, Big Society Capital
Cliff Prior was appointed the chief executive of Big Society Capital in March 2016.He was previously chief executive of UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs. Cliff was also a member of Comic Relief’s...

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