Summary of my experience

I am an experienced senior manager and established management consultant, with a track record of innovation and proven experience of the practical realities of working in the voluntary sector. I combine strategic vision with the management ability and facilitation skills to help organisations deliver effective outcomes that meet their objectives and secure the enthusiasm of stakeholders. With 25 years in the not-for-profit sector, I have sound experience of managing change, organisational problem solving, working with boards, monitoring and evaluation, regulation, user consultation, policy and project development, strategic and operational planning, fundraising, financial management and staff development. I have good technical skills in systems analysis and project management and a substantial publications list. I have served on Trustee boards throughout my career and enjoy developing effective partnerships with colleagues, staff and service users.
Career summary
2005 – date Management consultant, providing organisational management and development services for funders, charities and social enterprises
1999 – 2004 Grants Director, Comic Relief – responsible for an annual grants’ spend of £40 million across the UK and internationally
1992 – 1999 Management consultant, including two years as in-house consultant for Shelter
1989 – 1991 Regional Monitoring Manager, the Housing Corporation – regulating social housing providers across north-east London and three Home Counties
1986 – 1989 Founder Director, Resource Information Service
1981 – 1986 Co-ordinator, Piccadilly Advice Centre
1979 – 1981 Support Officer, Centrepoint