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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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...

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...

Mark  Salway

Mark Salway

Director of social finance, Cass Business School
Mark Salway is the director of social finance at Cass Business School. For seven years, until joining Cass in November 2014, Mark was finance director at Care International UK. His previous roles include...

Making Good:  The Future of the Voluntary Sector

Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector

A selection of articles from a forthcoming publication, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector, were published in advance by Civil Society News. Voluntary sector leaders and commentators are...

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...

Tesse Akpeki

Tesse Akpeki

Lawyer, chartered secretary, coach and mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
A lawyer, chartered secretary, coach, facilitator and accredited Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution mediator. She has served as an equal opportunities commissioner, a consultant with OnBoard and is...

Tobin Aldrich

Tobin Aldrich

Principal, Aldrich Fundraising
Tobin Aldrich is principal of the consultancy business, Aldrich Fundraising, which specialises in providing support to charities and not-for-profit organisations. He has worked in the charity sector for...

Eudora   Pratt

Eudora Pratt

Partnership development manager, The Children's Society

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...

Don Bawtree

Don Bawtree

BDO LLP
Don Bawtree heads up accountancy firm BDO not for profit unit unit and has specific responsibility for larger and national clients. He is a charity sector expert with 20 years experience in the sector with...

Mairéad O'Reilly

Mairéad O'Reilly

Senior associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Mairéad O’Reilly is a senior associate at Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP London. She specialises in advising charities and not-for-profits on fundraising, e-commerce and data protection....

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