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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Alex McDowell

Alex McDowell

Head of legacy and tribute fundraising, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Alex McDowell is head of legacy and tribute fundraising at NSPCC.

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis is a partner at solicitors Blake Lapthorn with a strong reputation as a charities specialist, advising not-for-profit organisations on governance, trading and fundraising in particular....

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan studied english at university and became a civil servant, before leaving to set up an office serving the Anglican parish of his local church in London. After a few years travelling, he returned...

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...

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...

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...

Alastair Keatinge

Alastair Keatinge

Alastair Keatinge is trustee at Edinburgh's Civic Trust - the Cockburn Association, and head of charities at law firm Lindsays WS.

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