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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Belinda Pratten

Belinda Pratten

Charity consultant and chair of Women's Resource Centre
Belinda Pratten is co-founder of Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates, an independent consultancy specialising in strategic planning and governance, policy analysis, research and evaluation.Previously...

Eleanor Harrison

Eleanor Harrison

Chief Executive, Global Giving
Eleanor Harrison is the Chief Executive of GlobalGiving UK, an award winning digital charity (www.globalgiving.co.uk) that works with 487 local charities in 89 countries, focusing on local solutions to...

Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis OBE is 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 Green Alliance, Living...

Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O'Brien

Head of policy and public affairs, Charity Finance Group from January 2015
Andrew O’Brien is head of policy and public affairs for the Charity Finance Group. He was previously senior policy offer at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and before that worked...

Geetha  Rabindrakumar

Geetha Rabindrakumar

Social sector leader, Big Society Capital from 2013
Geetha Rabindrakumar joined Big Society Capital in the new role of social sector leader in 2013. She was previously finance director at Scope and led on the establishment of one of the charity's first social...

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...

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...

Paul Knight

Paul Knight

Tax director, BDO LLP
Paul Knight is a tax director at BDO LLP, leading on the delivery of tax services to the charity sector and other not-for-profit clients.  With over 12 years of experience of working with not-for-profit...

Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

Head of finance, Cats Protection from 2011
Sharon Martin is head of finance at Cats Protection. She previously held the same role at RSPCA.  Before this she was head of finance for the Charity Commission from 2009 to 2011, where she was also...

Emma  Howard Boyd

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair, ShareAction
Emma has spent her 25-year career working in financial services, initially in corporate finance, and then in fund management, specialising in sustainable investment and corporate governance.As director...

Ellen  Dorsey

Ellen Dorsey

Executive director, Wallace Global Fund
Ellen Dorsey is executive director of the Wallace Global Fund, a private foundation focused on progressive social change in the fields of environment, democracy, human rights and corporate accountability....

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