Karl Wilding is director of public policy and volunteering at NCVO. He joined NCVO in 2001 as a research assistant for its Almanac programme. He later became head of research and in 2011 took on responsibility for the policy team. In April 2013 he was announced as director of public policy and in 2015 volunteering was added to his remit.
In February 2014 he was appointed non-executive director of Charity Bank.
He is a board member of St Alban’s Centre for Voluntary Service, an honorary visiting fellow teaching on Cass Business School’s MSc in voluntary sector management. He is also set to become a trustee of BB Group, whose programmes include BeatBullying and FutureYou.
He has a BA in geography from the University of Leeds (1992). His PhD at the same institution (1997) examined voluntary hospitals in Victorian Britain.