Since leaving the Commission in 2012 I’ve provided consultancy advice and project management to a range of charities. Most notably, with the Royal British Legion, initially as a consultant and then Head of Department, to transform its management of >700 charitable trusts of which it was trustee. This included unlocking c.£40m from restricted funds that were no longer effective in meeting beneficiary need, as well as introducing new ways of working.
But I haven’t just worked with large charities. Many of my clients are smaller organisations and I am myself a trustee of a small charity in Haringey (income c.£50k) - so have experienced the joys and challenges of being a charity trustee and a volunteer.