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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Charlotte  Watts

Charlotte Watts

Charlotte Watts is a solicitor in the charities department at Wilsons, having qualified in September 2005. She advises on constitutional and governance matters, as well as fundraising and trading and dealings...

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. ...

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...

Mike  Clarke

Mike Clarke

CEO, RSPB
Mike became chief executive officer at RSPB in 2010 and has been associated with the charity since the age of 14 when he first became a member.He has worked for the charity in an official capacity ever...

Patrick Nash

Patrick Nash

Chief executive, Connect Assist
During his 35-year career in the not-for-profit sector, Patrick Nash has established and led 14 charities and social enterprises. As the chief executive of Connect Assist, he works in partnership with charities...

Graham Batty

Graham Batty

Graham Batty is a corporate tax senior manager at Baker Tilly, and also has over ten years experience in social housing. He is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, a member of the technical...

Robert Warne

Robert Warne

Robert Warne is a partner at Crowe Clark Whitehill's specialist VAT Group. He has experience of VAT in the not-for-profit sector and has a large portfolio of clients in charities, schools and trade unions....

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...

Sir Stephen  Bubb

Sir Stephen Bubb

Chief executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) from 2000
Sir Stephen Bubb has been chief executive at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) since 2000.Under his leadership Acevo has become an effective lobbying body with strong...

Caron Bradshaw

Caron Bradshaw

Chief executive, Charity Finance Group
Caron Bradshaw is chief executive of the Charity Finance Group. Bradshaw is a trained lawyer who was previously head of charities and the voluntary sector at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England...

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. ...

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