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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Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis OBE is a trustee and former chair of ActionAid and until July 2010 was a board member of the Charity Commission.  He is a consultant in the sector who has previously been chair of the...

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee is professor of voluntary sector management at Cass Business School and course leader for its post-graduate diploma in charity marketing and fundraising.He joined Cass in early 2011 after...

Lisa Clavering

Lisa Clavering

Digital fundraising manager, Anthony Nolan
Lisa Clavering is a senior direct marketing executive at Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She has worked in the charity sector for more than seven years, for the most part directly in fundraising, with a stint...

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...

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...

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Ian MacQuillin

Ian MacQuillin

Director, Rogare, Plymouth University's Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy
Ian Macquillin is the founder and director of the fundraising think tank Rogare at Plymouth University's Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He was previously communications and engagement manager...

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...

Louise Parkes

Louise Parkes

Louise Parkes has been director of fundraising at Shelter since June 2009. She joined Shelter from Help the Aged where she was also head of fundraising. Parkes started her career with the National Deaf...

Richard Macey

Richard Macey

Director of Charities, M&G Investments
Since joining M&G in 1995, Macey has held a variety of roles within M&G's UK Sales teams, and has extensive experience in managing relationships with Consultants, Stockbrokers, IFA’s and Charities. ...

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...

Tom Rutherford

Tom Rutherford

Tom is a senior private banker and heads the charity team at investment manager Lombard Odier. He was previously managing director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and head of the UK Charity Team. Prior to 2007,...

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