To kick off Charity Finance Week, we are hosting a TedX style talk hosted on Zoom.
In this interactive virtual session, we invite you to join Jane Cunliffe, chief financial officer at Oxfam GB as she reflects on joining the charity sector during the pandemic and the associated challenges. Jane will share some learnings from a tumultuous year, and will touch on issues including;
- How to build a realistic financial recovery plan
- The key qualities for effective financial leadership
- Keeping finance at the heart of charity decision making
- Communication tricks to instil a culture of good value for money
This session is free to attend, and available to charity employees only.
I joined Oxfam GB as Chief Financial Officer in June 2020. I am responsible for overall financial strategy, planning and reporting, governance and our legal team. I was thrilled to join Oxfam and feel a deep personal commitment to its mission of ending poverty and inequality. I am excited to work with colleagues to look at how we transform Oxfam over the next few years.
Before this role, I spent 18 years in the Civil Service, including roles as the Director for Strategic Finance at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Director for Public Spending at HM Treasury and head of school funding policy at the Department for Education. I was also Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister from 2013 to 2015. I began my career in the civil service in the Department for Education in 2002.
I have degrees in History and Public Policy from the University of Sheffield, and Kings College, London, and a professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
I am a trustee and non-executive Director at the Howard Partnership Trust, a multi-academy trust based in Surrey. I'm married to Steve, who is a ceramic artist, we have two sons, and a Labrador who keeps us active.