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...

James Thornton

James Thornton

Chief executive, Mayfair Capital Investment Management
James co-founded Mayfair Capital in 2002 and became chief executive in April 2014 having previously performed the role of chief investment officer.James is also fund director for Mayfair Capital's flagship...

Dan Corry

Dan Corry

Chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital from October 2011
In October 2011 Dan Corry became chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital following a long-standing career in policy advice and politics, with his previous role being policy adviser on the economy to...

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...

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...

Julia Hutchinson

Julia Hutchinson

Julia Hutchinson is chief operating officer of the Association of Publishing Agencies, and has worked on both client and supplier side during her media career. Before joining the APA in 2004, Julia was...

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...

Helen Baker

Helen Baker

Chair, Dimensions from September 2013
Helen Baker took over from Geoff Rose as chair of Dimensions, a support charity for people with learning disabilities in September 2013.Baker became non-executive director of Dimensions in 2013 where she...

Mark Astarita

Mark Astarita

Director of fundraising , British Red Cross
Mark Astarita joined the British Red Cross as director of fundraising in July 2003, moving from the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) where he held the position of deputy chief executive. Since...

Mark  Salway

Mark Salway

Director of social finance, Cass Business School
Mark Salway is the director of social finance at Cass Business School. For seven years, until joining Cass in November 2014, Mark was finance director at Care International UK. His previous roles include...

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...

Zahida Aslam

Zahida Aslam

Zahida Aslam has (12 years City experience) worked with charities for over 25 years and is an investment adviser to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

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