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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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Tobin Aldrich

Tobin Aldrich

Director of global fundraising, Sightsavers
Tobin Aldrich is director of global fundraising for Sightsavers, a job he started in November 2013. Previously he was director of communications and fundraising at WWF-UK. Tobin has been in fundraising...

Simon  Burne

Simon Burne

Director of fundraising and marketing, The Children's Society from December 2012
Simon Burne will join the Children’s Society as director of fundraising and marketing in December 2012. Between 1995 and 2000 he was head of central fundraising at the charity.He has been a senior...

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...

Liz Tait

Liz Tait

Liz Tait became director of fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in September 2010. Previously she was head of direct marketing for the British Red Cross since 2004.Liz has more than a decade’s...

Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory

Independent adviser
Dan works as an independent adviser under the banner of Common Capital and is currently supporting Social Enterprise UK and the Social Economy Alliance with their policy work. He has worked for the Treasury,...

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...

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...

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...

Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis

Tax consultant, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Bill Lewis is a tax consultant at Bates Wells & Braithwaite solicitors with over 20 years experience. He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, and has written several articles for...

Chris  Priestley

Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley joined Withers in 1996 and became a partner in 2003, specialising in advising charities and social enterprises on their commercial projects. He is particularly well known for his work on...

Andrew Norman

Andrew Norman

VAT senior manager, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
Andrew is an experienced VAT senior manager with over 15 years’ experience specialising in the not for profit sector.Andrew is a knowledgeable VAT specialist and is experienced in a range of complex...

Lucy Caldicott

Lucy Caldicott

Director of fundraising, Clic Sargent
Lucy Caldicott is director of fundraising at children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. She started her career as a graduate trainee for American Express, where she stayed for five years. She then moved...

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