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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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...

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...

Stephen  Lloyd

Stephen Lloyd

Partner and senior counsel, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Stephen Lloyd was a partner and senior counsel at Bates Wells Braithwaite. He died in August 2014. He had particular expertise in the interface between charities and trading. He was an author and presenter...

Shivaji Shiva

Shivaji Shiva

Senior Associate
Shivaji Shiva has over ten years' experience in the charity sector and is currently senior associate specialising in charities at Anthony Collins solicitors. Previously he has been head of charities and...

Graham Elliott

Graham Elliott

Member of charity & philanthropy group
Graham Elliott is a member of Withers LLP's charity & philanthropy group and specialises in VAT and other charity taxation.  While covering all aspects of VAT, his main interests are in not-for-profit...

Andrew Studd

Andrew Studd

Partner, Russell Cooke
Andrew Studd is a partner in Russell-Cooke's Charity and Social Business team. He advises on a wide range of constitutional and governance matters, commercial contracts, mergers and reorganisations. He...

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...

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....

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...

Carolyn Sims

Carolyn Sims

Head of banking, The 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...

Ian MacQuillin

Ian MacQuillin

Plymouth University's Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy
Ian Macquillin manages the fundraising think tank at Plymouth University's Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He was appointed to the position in April 2014.He was previously communications and engagement...

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...

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