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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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...

Lynne  McMahon

Lynne McMahon

Director of retail and trading, the Children's Society

Alistair McLean

Alistair McLean

Chief executive, Fundraising Standards Board from 2009
Prior to his appointment as chief executive at the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) Alistair was chief executive of the National Greyhound Racing Club, the self-regulatory arm of the greyhound racing...

Paul Farthing

Paul Farthing

Director of fundraising, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) from April 2013
Paul Farthing has been director of fundraising at NSPCC since April 2013.He was previously director of fundraising at Age UK. He is also former legacy fundraising and corporate partnerships director at...

Leon Ward

Leon Ward

Trustee, Plan UK
Leon is a trustee of international development charity Plan International and an ambassador for Young Charity Trustees. He is also an advisor to the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and a governance...

Olga Johnson

Olga Johnson

After 20 years as a head-hunter in the charity sector Olga Johnson set up a new organisation to provide a range of HR and career management services to senior people in the sector in 2011 (Olga Johnson...

Abdurahman  Sharif

Abdurahman Sharif

Operations manager, Muslim Charities Forum
Abdurahman Sharif is currently the operations manager for the Muslim Charities Forum – an umbrella organisation for Muslim-led NGOs based in the UK.  He is a graduate in languages from the University...

Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop

Freelance columnist
Ian Allsop was editor of Charity Finance magazine from 2004 until early 2009. He also edited Association Manager and prior to this worked for accountants BDO Stoy Hayward. Since leaving Charity Finance...

John Tate

John Tate

Accountant and entrepreneur
John Tate is a qualified accountant and entrepreneur. He is a columnist for Charity Finance, special adviser to the CFG and a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness....

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...

Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton

Editor, Governance
Dorothy Dalton is editor of Governance magazine and a governance expert. She was the first chief executive of Acevo, holding the position from 1992 to 2000. She also founded the Network of Women Chairs...

Robert Ashton

Robert Ashton

Consultant and social entrepreneur
Robert Ashton is a social entrepreneur, campaigner and bestselling business author. His 12th book, How to be a Social Entrepreneur,was published by Capstone in October 2010. He works with grassroots organisations,...

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