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May 2013 CGAP Conference Speaker Biographies Day 2CGAP ConferenceSpeaker BiographiesDay 2Friday 10thMay 2013Robert Abercro...
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  1. 1. May 2013 CGAP Conference Speaker Biographies Day 2CGAP ConferenceSpeaker BiographiesDay 2Friday 10thMay 2013Robert Abercrombie, Director of Research & Consulting, NPCRob leads NPC’s Research & Consulting team. He is responsible for bringing in newconsultancy business and ensuring that research projects and client work are deliveredto a high standard. Rob brings to NPC more than a decade of strategy consultingexperience and has worked with clients from across the voluntary, public and privatesectors. Rob is a member of NPC’s Senior Management Team and a Governor of theCripplegate Foundation. Before NPC, he was Director of Community BusinessDevelopment at the Shaw Trust and worked at Tribal and Which?. Rob has also workedpro bono for Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.Dawn Austwick, CEO, Esmée Fairbairn FoundationDawn Austwick OBE is Chief Executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. FormerlyDeputy Director of the British Museum, Project Director of Tate Modern, and a PrincipalConsultant at KPMG, Dawn has an MBA from the London Business School and anhonorary doctorate from London Metropolitan University. She is a Trustee of HistoricRoyal Palaces, Chair of Foundations Forum, a Director of Big Society Capital, and aCompanion of the Chartered Institute of Management.Dr Matthew Bond, CGAP, London South Bank UniversityMatthew Bond is senior lecturer in sociology and research methods at London SouthBank University. He has published in the British Journal of Sociology and PoliticalStudies on elite behaviour in the United Kingdom.
  2. 2. May 2013 CGAP Conference Speaker Biographies Day 2Alan Broadbent, CEO, Maytree Foundation, CanadaAlan Broadbent is Chairman and CEO of the Avana Capital Corporation, and founderand Chairman of the Maytree foundation. Maytree focuses on poverty issues in Canada,with a special interest in refugees and immigrants. Maytree is the initiator of the TorontoRegion Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and ALLIES (Assisting Local Leaderswith Immigrant Employment Strategies), which facilitate immigrant success in the labourmarket; and DiverseCity, which is reshaping leadership in society to better reflect thediverse citizens of Canada.Alan also co-founded and chairs the Caledon Institute of Social Policy (1992); Tamarack– An Institute for Community Engagement (2001); and Diaspora Dialogues (2005),which supports the creation and presentation of new writing that reflects the diversity ofCanada. These and other related organizations create and support civic engagementprojects to strengthen the public discourse on civil society, including: the Jane JacobsPrize, which celebrates “unsung heroes” in the Toronto Region; the Institute forMunicipal Finance and Governance at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto, and IdeasThat Matter, a public discourse initiative.Alan is past-Chair, The Philanthropic Initiative; Founding Director and past-Vice Chair ofPhilanthropic Foundations Canada and past-Chair, The Pacific Forest Trust. He is alsoa Director of Sustainalytics Holdings B.V.; a Director of Invest Toronto; past-Chair of theTides Canada Foundation; advisor to the Literary Review of Canada; Member of theGovernors’ Council of the Toronto Public Library Foundation; Senior Fellow of MasseyCollege and Member of the Governing Board, and Member of the Order of Canada andrecipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is the author of the book “UrbanNation”, and co-editor of “Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-ProfitSuccess”. Alan was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from RyersonUniversity in 2009.Paul Caulfield, Bath UniversityPaul Caulfield is Senior FME Fellow in the Centre for Business, Organizations andSociety (CBOS). His academic work is built upon experience gained in StrategicPlanning and Corporate Responsibility with major UK corporations, where he wasresponsible for community investment and engagement strategy focusing on improvingsustainable community investments including volunteering. Paul has considerableoperational experience of third sector operations in the developing world coveringsustainable development and capability building in Angola, Russia, Vietnam andBangladesh. Paul is currently Secretary for British Academy of Management’sSustainable and Responsible Business Track, and is actively involved with Unltd andHEFCE where he has been mentoring and capacity building with young SocialEntrepreneurs. Paul is a Trustee of Bath Volunteer Centre and has been advisingseveral leading corporations on the impact and structure of Employee VolunteerProgrammes.Dr Rose Lindsey, CGAP, University of SouthamptonRose Lindsey has a background in inter-disciplinary research, and works for the ThirdSector Research Centre at the University of Southampton. She is currently working ontwo research projects drawing on Mass Observation Archive data. One of these is a
  3. 3. May 2013 CGAP Conference Speaker Biographies Day 2project exploring public perceptions of the Big Society. The other is a longitudinal project,funded by the ESRC, which examines attitudes towards volunteering and the role of thestate in providing for public services between 1981 - 2012.Bharat Mehta OBE, CEO, Trust for LondonBharat Mehta is Chief Executive of Trust For London a funding body established totackle poverty and inequality in London.Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (renamedRETHINK). He has also worked for the Medical Research Council (MRC) and theNational Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).Bharat is a trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and a former non-executive director of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.In January 2000, he was appointed OBE for services to NSF and the voluntary sector.He sits on CGAP’s Advisory GroupProfessor John Mohan, CGAP, University of SouthamptonJohn Mohan is professor of social policy, University of Southampton, deputy director ofthe Third Sector Research Centre and director of Spoke 2 of the CGAP workprogramme. His current research focuses on the contemporary British voluntary sector,including the distribution of resources and the pattern of engagement in voluntaryactivity.Tom McKenzie, CGAP, Cass Business SchoolTom McKenzie is a research fellow at Cass Business School. Within CGAP, he focuseson patterns of giving in the UK, using national household survey data. He co-authoredthe ‘New State of Donation and Giving back to communities of residence and of originreportsProfessor Cathy Pharoah, CGAP, Cass Business SchoolCathy Pharoah is professor of charity funding and co-director of CGAP. She is an expertin charitable funding from all sources, produced the Charity Market Monitor and recentlypublished reports on annual family foundation giving, international grant-making byfoundations and giving by migrants and minorities.Professor Rob Reich, Stanford University, USRob Reich is associate professor of political science and courtesy professor inphilosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University. He is a faculty co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the director of the Programin Ethics in Society, both at Stanford University. He is the author of “What areFoundations For” in the current Boston Review, “A Failure of Philanthropy: Americancharity shortchanges the poor, and public policy is partly to blame”, and Bridging
  4. 4. May 2013 CGAP Conference Speaker Biographies Day 2Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press),and co-editor of two new books: Occupy the Future (MIT Press) and Education, Justice,and Democracy (University of Chicago Press).He is the recipient of several teachingawards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J.Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest award for teaching. He is a board member ofthe Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Before attending graduateschool, Mr. Reich was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston,Texas. More details at his personal webpage: http://robreich.stanford.eduProfessor Mark Rosenman, Director, Caring to ChangeMark Rosenman is a professor emeritus at the Union Institute & University and alsodirects Caring to Change, an effort to promote grantmaking for the common good. Formore than twenty-five years, he has guided applied research projects to criticallystrengthen the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, paying particular attention to itscapacity to affect public policy and institutions.Dr. Rosenman has been called a leading nonprofit sector activist and scholar, writesopinions frequently for print and on-line publications, and has been quoted in majornewspapers, and interviewed for radio and television news programs. He has spokenwidely across the US and occasionally abroad and has served on numerous boards,committees and task groups for organizations concerned with the charitable sector.Mark sees his work as an extension of his earlier professional efforts in the civil rightsmovement, urban anti-poverty work, international and domestic program development,and in higher education. He believes that a healthy and vital charitable sector is essen-tial to the commonweal, citizen participation and democracy. He lives and works inWashington, DC. (He is a member of CGAP’s Advisory GroupRichard Spencer, Head of Strategy for Better Future Programme, BTRichard Spencer is the Head of Strategy for the Better Future Programme in BT plc,which seeks to deliver the companys strategic priority to be a responsible andsustainable business leader. Richard has worked for BT in a variety of roles in a careerspanning over 20 years, including starting a new mobile business in the Netherlands andsetting international call prices. For the past three years he has helped establish theBetter Future strategy, which brought together the sustainability and corporateresponsibility teams in BT. ropy, the Routledge Companion to Philanthropy, to bepublished in 2013. With support from the Canadian social science granting council, thisteam is conducting a comparative analysis of ‘place-based philanthropy,’ focussing onthe role of community foundations in community leadership.Professor Marilyn Taylor, Institute for Voluntary Action ResearchMarilyn Taylor is a member of the Advisory Group for the Centre for Charitable Givingand Philanthropy. She has worked in and with the voluntary and community sector formany years and has spoken and written widely on community development, partnershipworking and the sectors contribution to democracy. Her book, Public Policy in theCommunity (Palgrave Macmillan) was published in a second edition in 2011. She iscurrently working as a learning advisor with the Community Organisers Programme and
  5. 5. May 2013 CGAP Conference Speaker Biographies Day 2Big Local. She is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England, VisitingProfessor at Birkbeck, University of London and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institutefor Voluntary Action Research. She is also a trustee of Involve, Chair of the InstituteAdvisory Group for the Institute for Volunteering Research and a member of the NationalCouncil for Voluntary Organisations Advisory Council.Mike Tuffrey, Co-founding Director, Corporate CitizenshipMike is a founding director of Corporate Citizenship, having worked with companies ontheir responsible business practice since 1987. His clients include Centrica, Diageo,Ford, HSBC, Mars and Unilever. In 1991, he launched Corporate Citizenship Briefing,the leading journal about social responsibility and business sustainability, and remainsits editor-in-chief.An economics graduate, Mike is a chartered accountant by profession. He qualified withKPMG and previously worked as director of finance for a national charity.Mike’s public service roles have included serving as a council leader and electedmember of the London Assembly. Formerly a member of the London SustainableDevelopment Commission, he was named by the Evening Standard as one of the 1000most influential Londoners for his work on the environment.Dr Karl Wilding, NCVOKarl Wilding is NCVO’s Head of Policy and Research. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellowat Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness, where he also contributes tothe ESRC Centre for Giving and Philanthropy. His professional interestsinclude voluntary sector funding and finance, the relative roles of the state and voluntaryorganisations, and the impact of new technologies on voluntary action. Karl is a trusteeof St Albans Centre for Voluntary Service, Creating the Future (a US nonprofit) and theBeatBullying GroupAbout CGAPThe ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP) is the first academiccentre in the UK dedicated to research on charitable giving and philanthropy. Three mainresearch strands focus on individual and business giving, social redistribution andcharitable activity, and the institutions of giving. CGAP is a consortium comprising CassBusiness School, University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Kent,University of Southampton, University of Strathclyde Business School and NCVO.CGAP’s coordinating ‘hub’ is based at Cass Business School. CGAP is funded by theESRC, the Office for Civil Society, the Scottish Government and Carnegie UK Trust.For further information on CGAP, visit

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