VOLUNTEERS WHO OVERSEE THE GOVERNANCE OF OUR ORGANISATION
Claire is a qualified solicitor and, having trained and worked in private practice, has spent the last nine years working ‘in-house’ in the health and social care sector. Claire currently works at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London where she is heads up the Trust’s commercial legal and contracts team. As an in-house lawyer, Claire enjoys the variety of her role and the challenge that brings. A single day might find her advising the Trust’s board, meeting clinicians about projects to improve patient outcomes and working on collaborations with industry partners.
Owen is an Assistant Editor of the ITV Breakfast Show Good Morning Britain, and has worked at the channel for more than a decade. He previously held senior positions at the BBC and before that Sky News. He studied law and politics at University of Nottingham before deciding to enter the world of broadcasting, training as a journalist and TV & radio producer. In addition, Owen has trained as a relationship counsellor with Relate.
Rob is Diversity & CSR Manager at Penningtons Manches Cooper. Rob has a proven track record of linking community engagement and charity partnerships with tangible business benefits. He has a passion for aligning this activity with a business’s social purpose, meaning community engagement becomes a means for the business to achieve its purpose beyond their products and services. In addition, he has experience of delivering impactful Inclusion programmes for FTSE100 businesses. Outside of work, Rob has been a School Governor at an Infants School in Aldershot and was a competitive dancer whilst at the University of Exeter.
Director of a successful Regional SME, Andrew previously held a number of senior roles within Lloyds Banking Group over a 30 year career. He has a broad range of experience including Sales, HR, Finance with a strong commercial background.
Jennie is Partnerships and Events Manager at The Funding Network, a charity that drives social change through live crowdfunding events. She is passionate about helping charities and social enterprises to flourish and believes wholeheartedly in the power of ordinary people to make positive change. Before TFN, she worked as a fundraiser for a small maternal health charity and, in another life, worked in retail management in Paris. She’s convinced that working in sales sets you up for anything! She currently manages TFN’s busy calendar of events, develops partnerships, supports the non-profits with training and advice, works with partners across the globe, and does plenty of relationship building with a wide variety of inspiring people.