Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2013
Nikki Jeffery is Operations Director for the Africa Portfolio at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.
She was a full-time Clore Social Fellow in 2013. Through her Clore Social Fellowship she explored a number of interest areas including best practices and innovations in funding social change, social enterprise and women in leadership. She undertook secondments with the Association of Charitable Foundations and Big Issue Invest, both with a focus on social investment. Her practice based research looked at the contribution of small UK based international development charities and was published in collaboration with BOND.
Prior to the Fellowship Nikki was Chief Executive of Target Tuberculosis, a UK based international development charity with a vision of a world free from TB. In this leadership position she drove a period of significant organisational growth which enabled them to expand their work supporting people affected by TB in the developing world.
Nikki initially started her career as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte working in the financial services sector. She moved into the voluntary sector in 2002, through a two year Voluntary Service Overseas placement in South Africa, where she was able to utilise her finance and business skills to strengthen a local charity, the Big Issue South Africa.
Nikki has a strong commitment to working with organisations which address the inequalities faced by people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. She is Vice-Chair of STOPAIDS, a UK charity bringing together UK voices in the global HIV response, and Treasurer of the Grace Eyre Foundation, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities in Sussex.
Read Nikki's research The Small Majority
Current principal role: Africa Operations Director
Current principal organisation: Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Other leadership role 2: Treasurer
Other organisation 2: Grace Eyre Foundation
Research: The Small Majority: Do small UK international development charities make a valuable and distinctive contribution to international development?
Research topics: Impact; International;
Secondment host: Association of Charitable Foundations