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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Helen Simmons

Helen Simmons

Director of finance and operations, Diocese of London
Helen Simmons is director of finance and operations at the Diocese of London. She is set to be chief executive of Nightingale Hammerson in November 2013.

Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers

Head of policy, Cazenove
Kate Rogers is chair of the Charity Investors' Group and head of policy at Cazenove Charities. She is also fund manager of the Charity Multi-Asset Fund, a common investment fund targeting RPI plus 4 per...

Ivan Wainewright

Ivan Wainewright

Ivan Wainewright is an independent database consultant, working solely with UK charities, membership and not-for-profit organisations. He has been working in IT for more than 16 years in support, training,...

James Thornton

James Thornton

Chief executive, Mayfair Capital Investment Management
James co-founded Mayfair Capital in 2002 and became chief executive in April 2014 having previously performed the role of chief investment officer.James is also fund director for Mayfair Capital's flagship...

Antonia  Swinson

Antonia Swinson

Chief executive, Speakers Trust from April 2012
Antonia Swinson will start as director of the Ethical Property Foundation in February 2014.She has been chief executive of the Speakers Trust since April 2012. Before this she was chief executive of Social...

Dr Robina Chatham

Dr Robina Chatham

Managing Director, Robina Chatham Ltd
Dr Robina Chatham has over 30 years’ experience in IT. Positions that she has held range from project manager within the shipbuilding industry, to European CIO for a merchant bank and lecturer at...

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...

Jonathan Orchard

Jonathan Orchard

Partner, Sayer Vincent
Jonathan is a partner at Sayer Vincent, specialist advisors to the charity and not-for-profit sector. He combines a board portfolio of audit clients with a particular specialism on the international development...

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...

Dan Corry

Dan Corry

Chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital from October 2011
In October 2011 Dan Corry 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...

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...

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...

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