Claire is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant. Claire is currently a consultant, trustee and co-opted member of investment and audit committees for various charities, including: National Philanthropic Trust (UK), a donor advised fund provider; The Nuffield Foundation and Comic Relief. She is also on the Supervisory Board of a number of Schroders Charity Common Investment Funds. Previously Claire was the Finance & Investment Director of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and Finance Director for GlobeOp, a highly successful start-up financial services business serving hedge funds.
Toby Lloyd has worked in policy across the public, private and voluntary sectors for over ten years, and is currently Head of Policy at the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Previously he has been a consultant advising local and national government, a senior policy manager for the Greater London Authority, a project manager for CDFI the London Rebuilding Society, and taught financial history at the LSE. He has previously served on the boards of the London Rebuilding Society and public art charity the Aluna Foundation, and is the founder of the Hackney Cohousing Project.
I have a variety of professional experience having started by career with an internet firm during the dot com boom. Applying this experience I established a social enterprise Simplyworks.co.uk which provides a range of web services to the voluntary sector and is run by a team consisting partly of recovering & former drugs users. I also have some overseas development experience and recently spent a year in Bolivia working on a community owned tourism project.
I am passionate about economic and social change at a micro level and the wider impact that this can have on the development of civil society.
I am co-founder of the Bikeworks social enterprise, which recycles old bicycles for community use and encourages cycling, working with groups such as young people with disabilities, Bangladeshi women and on housing estates.
Michael Norton is the Honorary Director and a Trustee of CIVA. You can read more about Michael here.
I am a consultant specialising in business innovation within education. I formerly held roles as Director of Innovation at Pearson plc and before that at GEMS. Prior to that I was a social entrepreneur having founded Gemin-i, Rafi.ki and others.
STEPHEN LLOYD (FOUNDING CHAIR, 1995 – 2014)
Stephen Lloyd was Senior Partner at Bates Wells & Braithwaite and expert in charity and social enterprise law, a committed and active environmentalist. He was founding Chairman of CIVA, which benefitted from his commitment to charity and social enterprise, his advice, his personal generosity and his fundraising, where he attracted several major grants which CIVA used to get projects up and running. Stephen died suddenly on 20th August 2014 while sailing in Newport Bay, a place that he loved dearly.