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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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...

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...

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...

Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins

Director of Fundraising, Communications & Activism, Friends of the Earth
Joe Jenkins is director of fundraising, communications and activism at Friends of the Earth, overseeing all three divisions to ensure consistent messages across the charity’s various strands of work.Jenkins...

Dan Corry

Dan Corry

Chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital from October 2011
In October 2011 Dan 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 the...

Caroline  Banwell

Caroline Banwell

Caroline trained and worked initially with a large international law firm in London before moving out to work in the Home Counties and then in Cambridge. She has specialised in employment law for many years...

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...

Emma  Callagher

Emma Callagher

Director of digital , The Children's Society
Emma Callagher is director of digital at the Children's Society.  

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...

Richard Caulfield

Richard Caulfield

Chief executive, Voluntary Sector North West
Richard Caulfield has been the chief executive of umbrella body Voluntary Sector North West since May 2008.Before that he spent a year as director of Uniservity, the e-learning organisation, and prior to...

Lucy Gower

Lucy Gower

Consultant from 2012
Lucy Gower is a fundraising trainer and consultant. She moved from NSPCC into consultancy in 2012.  She worked for NSPCC for six years, most recently as innovation and development manager.Before that...

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