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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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...

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...

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. ...

Paul Palmer

Paul Palmer

Paul Palmer is professor of voluntary sector management at Cass Business School and charities consultant to UBS Wealth Management. He has an extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and governance...

Carolyn Sims

Carolyn Sims

Head of banking, Charity Bank Ltd
Carolyn began her banking career with National Westminster Bank before moving on to MLA Bank Ltd where she had responsibility for property investment and development lending. After Dexia Public Finance...

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...

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...

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