Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2013
How has this quarter been for you?
I have brought experts and peers together to achieve social impact in the Community Foundation movement to create giving guides and philanthropy advising training.
I have been looking to the future on what might happen next in the short, medium to long term for me which has been exciting, having gained a very clear understanding in the last year on my role in the social sector where I can make the greatest contribution.
In what way you are a better leader now than at the start of the Fellowship?
I have greater clarity on my role in the social sector beyond day to day, which allows me to make a greater contribution.
Tell us a lesson you’ve learnt so far during the Fellowship programme
I have reinforced my belief in continuing to bring all sectors together as equal partners.
Any other tips?
Achieving a life/work balance is important.
Tell us something we don’t know about Clore Social
I value having lived through the consequences of my decisions; however hard the decision were, they have paid off for the good for the benefit of my organisation. Clore Social has supported me through that decision-making. The Fellowship has also supported me in gaining a very clear understanding in the last year on my broader role in the social sector and where I can make the greatest contribution.
Current principal role: Chief Executive
Current principal organisation: Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: UK Community Foundations
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: RECLAIM
Research: Philanthropy Advising: How far should we go? Practitioner exploration into community foundation practice in the UK in 2013/14.
Research topics: Charity; Community development; Corporate social responsibility; Governance; Impact; Leadership; Policy; Private sector; Social investment; Values;
Secondment host: Shop Direct