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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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...

Julie Dodd

Julie Dodd

Julie Dodd is a digital strategy consultant and author of The New Reality. She specialises in helping non-profit organisations use digital technology to deliver social value. In a past life she was a creative...

Shaun Rafferty

Shaun Rafferty

Chief Operating Officer, Joseph Rowntree Foundational and Housing Trust
Shaun Rafferty is chief operating officer at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. He is responsible for all of the organisations' support services, governance and performance...

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...

Danielle Atkinson

Danielle Atkinson

Assistant director, public fundraising, Breast Cancer Now from 2015
Danielle Atkinson is assistant director, public fundraising at Breast Cancer Now.   She joined Breast Cancer Campaign as head of public fundraising in 2014, which merged with Breakthrough Breast Cancer...

Paul  Farmer

Paul Farmer

Chief executive, Mind from 2006
Paul Farmer has been chief executive of Mind since May 2006. He has been passionate about mental health since his days at university. In January 2015 he will serve for three years as chair of Acevo. In...

John Hume

John Hume

Chief executive, People's Health Trust
Hume founded People’s Health Trust in 2008. People’s Health Trust believes in a society without health inequalities and works to ensure that where people live does not unfairly reduce the length...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Alan Gosschalk

Alan Gosschalk

Fundraising director, Scope from May 2011
Alan Gosschalk is fundraising director at Scope following a two-month stint as interim fundraising director.He took over for a brief spell as acting chair at the Institute of Fundraising in 2010/2011.A...

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