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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Rodney Buse

Rodney Buse

Chairman , Guide Dogs from 2012
Rodney Buse has been chair of Guide Dogs since 2012. Buse is also a governance consultant, and until March 2011 was chair of the Charity Trustees Network before it merged with the Small Charities Coalition....

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...

Joe Saxton

Joe Saxton

Driver of ideas, nfpSynergy
Joe Saxton is driver of ideas at nfpSynergy, an organisation which conducts market research on behalf of the non-profit sector.He first became involved with the sector at the age of 14 by volunteering for...

Richard Radcliffe

Richard Radcliffe

Consultant, Richard Radcliffe Consulting
Richard Radcliffe is a consultant in legacy fundraising with over 30 years' fundraising experience. He has carried out over 1000 legacy focus groups for over 400 charities. Career highlights include director...

Kawika  Solidum

Kawika Solidum

Deputy communications director, Impetus Trust from May 2012
Kawika Solidum was appointed chief executive of BeyondMe in March 2015. He was most recently at the Impetus-PEF where he was deputy communications director since May 2012.He has previously worked for British...

Sarah  Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Head of information and communication, Charity Commission from October 2011
Sarah Atkinson was appointed director of policy and communications for the Charity Commission in October 2014. She was previously head of information and communication at the Charity Commission since October...

Colin  Lloyd

Colin Lloyd

Colin Lloyd has chaired the Fundraising Standards Board since its launch in 2006.  He was also chair of the Direct Marketing Association from 1992 to 2001 and introduced a unified self-regulatory scheme...

Rosie  Chapman

Rosie Chapman

Charity consultant from June 2011
Rosie Chapman is a charity consultant and was director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission for ten years until June 2011.A co-founder of Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates, she...

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 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...

Carolyn Sims

Carolyn Sims

Head of banking, Charity Bank Ltd
Carolyn began her banking career with National Westminster Bank before moving on to MLA Bank Ltd where she had responsibility for property investment and development lending. After Dexia Public Finance...

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...

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