Chief Executive - Caron Bradshaw
Caron joined CFG in 2010 from the ICAEW where she was head of charity and the voluntary sector with responsibility for shaping the ICAEW’s engagement with the sector and delivery of technical and member support. Having trained as a Barrister, Caron, has held responsibilities for a wide range of areas from member services to policy work.
In addition Caron has a lengthy and deep connection with the sector. She serves as a Trustee for a small charitable theatre company, Full House, and as a Trustee for the Directory of Social Change. In addition Caron sits on the NCVO National Assembly, is a member of the SORP committee and a member of the BBC Charity Appeals Advisory Panel.
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Facilities - Octavia Coombs
Octavia is Executive Assistant to the CEO, Caron Bradshaw, and is responsible for the Board schedule and Trustees' point of contact as well as overseeing the office facilities.
Octavia joined CFG on a permanent basis in July 2008, following placements in London as a temporary worker at a variety of not-for-profit organisations including St. George's University of London. She moved to London looking to work in the charitable sector having previously worked for several commercial companies both in Hertfordshire and Leicester. She has completed the PRINCE2 Foundation course.
HR Manager - Niroosha Loganathan
Niroosha joined CFG in 2012 as Caron Bradshaw’s PA and has recently been promoted to HR Manager.
Niroosha graduated the University College London with a degree in Psychology having published work on the Allocation of Scarce Medical resources. Niroosha has also worked with fashion labels in a number of roles in marketing and PR industries delivering campaigns both online and in print.
HR Officer - Laura Millar
Laura joined CFG in September 2014 assisting the Events Team and has recently moved to work in the HR team, as HR Officer in October 2016.
Previously, she worked at the Department for Education as an Executive Officer and prior to this, completed an internship with the Association of Graduate Recruiters. She graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Sociology.
Head of Policy and Engagement - Andrew O’Brien
Andrew leads on CFG’s policy and engagement work this involves developing policies and representing members on a range of issues and putting the case to policy makers.
Andrew joined CFG in January 2015 from NCVO, where he was Senior Policy Officer with responsibility for funding, finance, social investment, tax and the impact of the economy on the voluntary sector.
Andrew previously worked as Senior Parliamentary Researcher for Chris White MP, supporting him in a number of projects including the passage of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. Andrew recently completed a Master’s in Philosophy at King’s College, London and studied Politics & International Studies at Warwick.
Policy and Research Manager - Anjelica Finnegan
Anjelica joined CFG in June 2015. She has a responsibility for the performance of the CFG’s policy team, as well as developing the organisation’s research activities.
Anjelica has a background in volunteering and voluntary sector research. She completed her Master’s degree at the University of Southampton in 2010 where she wrote her thesis on the history of government funding for volunteering policies in the UK. She has also worked as a lecturer and seminar leader in the Department of Politics and Winchester School of Arts at the University of Southampton. More recently Anjelica was part of NCVO’s policy team where she led their research into the impact of welfare reform on the voluntary sector.
Anjelica lives in Southampton and volunteers regularly as a trustee and Youth Information and Advice Support Worker for the local charity, No Limits. She is also a trustee of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network.
Policy and Public Affairs Officer - Heather McLoughlin
Heather joined CFG in November 2015 as its Policy and Public Affairs Officer. She will be leading on CFG’s policy work on accounting, public service markets, and fraud.
Prior to joining CFG Heather had volunteered with VSO in Kenya and had worked for The Labour Party during the 2015 general election. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in History and Classical Civilisation in 2013 and then completed an M.Phil. in International Peace Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics in 2014.
Head of Marketing and Communications - Kate Bines
Kate joined CFG in September 2016 and is responsible for developing and implementing CFG’s marketing and communications strategy. Her remit is to shape an organisation-wide approach to communications, bring clarity to CFG’s messaging and to increase the charity’s reach to a range of audiences and stakeholder groups.
She has considerable experience of strategic marketing and communications across the voluntary and public sectors, recently at the Institute of Imagination, Child Accident Prevention Trust and the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Marketing Officer - Lucia Northway
Lucia joined CFG in January 2016 and is responsible for membership marketing and marketing support across the organisation.
Previously, she worked at The National Autistic Society project managing various marketing, fundraising and awareness campaigns, also supporting the membership team. Before that she supported events and marketing at Hackney Museum. Lucia has a degree in Philosophy from the University of the West of England.
Marketing Officer - Holly Noonan (maternity cover)
Holly joined CFG in April 2016 and is responsible for coordinating Charity Finance Group’s marketing activities, including CFG event marketing.
Recently arrived from Australia, she has worked in a marketing and communications role in a member-based company at home in Melbourne for the last 4 years. Holly has a degree in Graphic Design & Multimedia from the University of Ballarat.
Small Charities Programme Manager – Nicholas Faraday
Nick is responsible for overseeing CFG’s innovative small charities pilot programme supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The small charities pilot programme goal is to inspire the development of a financially confident, dynamic and trustworthy small charities.
Nick joined CFG in November 2015, he has spent the past 20 years working for national and international charities in the UK and around the world. Nick has extensive experience of setting up charities and working with a variety of different programmes from livelihoods, youth mobilisation, advocacy, small businesses, health and training etc.
Marketing Officer - Erika Cook (on maternity leave)
Erika joined CFG in April 2014 and is responsible for coordinating Charity Finance Group’s marketing activities, including CFG event marketing.
She has worked in several marketing and communications roles in organisations in the charity sector and recently completed her Professional Certificate of Marketing. Erika has a degree in German and European Studies from the University of Surrey.
Head of Membership & Support Services - Richard Molyneux
Richard joined CFG in June, 2015 as Head of Membership & Support Services. He has worked in the not-for-profit sector in the UK and Canada for over 15 years, in a number of organisations, including, Business Disability Forum, 2010 Legacies Now and Inclusive Media & Design.
Recent roles included developing and directing economic legacies for disabled people at the 2010 Winter Olympics and as a freelance consultant for small charities, focusing on fundraising and business development. Before joining CFG, Richard was Membership Operations Manager at Badminton England.
Membership, SIGs and Support Officer - Margaret Waterfield
Margaret manages the CFG membership scheme and is the first point of contact for any membership related queries.
Margaret joined CFG in March 2005, having been working in the voluntary sector for the previous seven years.
Margaret previously worked as part of the Supporter Care and Customer Relation teams at Christian Aid and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Membership and Support Officer - Matthew Dowding
Matthew is part of the membership team and deals with membership queries.
Prior to joining CFG in September 2012, Matthew spent a year’s sabbatical travelling in India. Previously he spent 9 years working in the Civil Service including working for Downing Street and most recently for the Committee on Standards in Public Life including work into the enquiries looking at MPs’ Expenses and Party Funding.
Events Manager (maternity cover) - Claire Gilmour
Claire joined CFG in August 2016 and is responsible for leading the delivery of the CFG events programme which includes conferences, members' meeting and training.
She has worked in the not-for-profit and charity sector for the past 16 years, 15 of which she spent at the Association for Geographic Information as the Events Manager.
Events Manager - Katherine Hayes (on maternity leave)
Katherine joined CFG in May 2012 and is responsible for leading the delivery of the CFG events programme which includes conferences, members meeting and training.
She graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in Classical Studies and then went on to complete a masters in event and exhibition management. She has worked for a range of organisations in both the commercial and charity sectors.
Training and Content Manager - Natalie Keppler
Natalie joined CFG in April 2016. Natalie is responsible for the development and delivery of the overall training offering, as well as working with the events team to ensure that the events programme offers content which is topical and relevant for members.
Natalie has worked with a range of charities and member bodies for over ten years. She has previously worked for the ICAEW, running events for various sectors of their member base, including their Charity Special Interest Group. Prior to joining CFG Natalie worked for a leadership development charity, Windsor Leadership, where she programme managed a range of residential leadership programmes. Natalie is originally from South Africa, where she lived throughout her early life. She holds a degree in Dramatic Art from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Events Officer - Nadine Cameron
Nadine joined CFG in December 2015 as Events Officer and shares responsibility for organising the CFG events programme.
She graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Events Management and has previously worked at a number of charities, including the British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Events Assistant - Emma Godfrey
Emma has joined CFG in November 2016. As Events Assistant she is responsible for helping with the organising and delivering of CFG Events.
She is a recent graduate from the University of Manchester where she studied Management, Leadership and Leisure. During her time there she was involved in various extra curriculum activities such as Vice President for her course society which exposed her to organising various events. She is looking forward to getting more involved within the charity sector after previously volunteering and working with various charities during her time at University.
Partnerships Manager - Dawn Mcnish
As Partnerships Manager Dawn is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with corporate organisations and other relevant bodies.
Dawn joined CFG in March 2011 and has held the roles of Marketing executive and Corporate partnerships executive during this period. Having previously worked at Shelter Training she is committed to building her profile and having an impact in the charity sector. Prior to this Dawn has worked for several Public Relations agencies managing printed, web based and radio PR campaigns for clients including The Prince’s Trust, The European Parliament, Dyson and De Beers. Dawn has a degree in Marketing and Media Studies and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School.
Corporate Partnerships Officer - Alec Gost
Alec joined CFG in 2016 and is working closely with Dawn on the Partnerships team.
Having previously worked in both the charity and IT sectors in relationship management, Alec is looking forward to working closely with CFG’s subscribers and members alike. Alec holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Portsmouth and is interested in politics and current international affairs.
Acting Head of Finance and IT – Martin Hubbard
Martin Hubbard joined CFG in October 2014 to take the lead on the organisation’s finance and accountancy functions.
An experienced accountancy professional, Martin spent the previous seven years as Finance Manager at Anti-Slavery International and prior to that he spent around 20 years in various Financial and Management Accounting roles in Local Government, mainly within Surrey County Council. Martin is also Treasurer for a small charity Dalit Solidarity Network UK.
Finance Officer - Yasmin Noormamode
Yasmin joined CFG in February 2016 and undertakes a varied role of responsibilities ensuring a smooth operation of our finance department.
Yasmin is AAT qualified and has worked for 5 years in the not for profit sector, her last role was at Cats Protection as Finance Supervisor.
IT and Database Manager - Chris Brown
Chris joined CFG March 2015 and since then he has been heading up the project to move CFG’s IT systems to the cloud. Previously Chris worked for large solution providers and in the insurance sector, based in the city working in various IT roles , including IT Manager, System Admin and Web development.
The IT & Database Manager has ownership of support for all IT Systems, Networks and applications including the CFG Website.
Office Administration Assistant - Celeste Giuffrida
Celeste joined CFG in February 2016 as a membership assistant and she now works as an office administration assistant. She is currently working closely with the Finance Team and providing day to day support to the other teams across CFG with administrative duties.
Celeste moved to London to work in the charity sector and prior to joining CFG has worked at a variety of organisations in the hospitality sector and in the law sector, both in Italy and in London. Celeste is keen to achieve an excellent expertise of the Charity Sector. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Catania, Italy. Before moving to London, Celeste volunteered for Libera, an Italian not for profit organisation that promotes outreach activities and protest actions against organized crime.