Rennie Hoare - Chair
Partner and Head of Philanthropy, C Hoare & Co.
Partner, KPMG in the UK
Director, Impact Investing Institute
Of Counsel, Withers LLP
Co- Founder, The Beacon Collaborative
Cath is a co-founder of the Philanthropy Collaborative and is the lead coordinator for a number of the activities of the Beacon Collaborative. Formerly a co-founder of Scorpio Partnership, the global wealth management strategy and research firm, she led the firm’s high-net-worth and strategy research capabilities for two decades. In the field of philanthropy, Cath headed Scorpio Partnership’s global research work with major donors, family givers and family foundations. Cath chairs Philanthropy Impact and Rosa, the UK fund for women and girls. She is an advisory board member of the Family Office Association in the US and the Managing Partners Forum in the UK.
Director, Frank Hirth PLC
Edward Finch BA ACA
Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner
Ceris advises UK and international philanthropists on planning their charitable giving strategy including the availability of tax reliefs and the requirements for cross border giving. Ceris advises charity trustees on constitutional and governance issues, on their powers and duties and on the increased risks and responsibilities facing them in the economic downturn and the challenges posed by the role of charities in the Big Society. Ceris is a trustee of Crimestoppers Trust and secretary to the STEP Charity Special Interest Group. Ceris contributes to press articles on philanthropy and gives talks on charity matters to private banks and other professional organisations. She is also a member of STEP and the Charity Law Association.
Founder and CEO, Blu Dot Advisory and Maanch
George King IV
Partner, MASECO Private Wealth
Managing Director, Rothschild & Co Wealth Management
Nandu Patel is Head of Charities and joined Rothschild & Co Wealth Management in 2010. Prior to joining Rothschild & Co Wealth Management (R&CoWM), Nandu spent 20 years working for Morgan Stanley, where he developed their charity business. Since joining R&CoWM he has built a dedicated charities team of 6 people and charity assets under management represent 9% of the Wealth Management business in the UK. Nandu founded and remains a trustee of a grant making UK registered charity focused on education, health and relief of poverty in the UK, East Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Nandu graduated from Cambridge University (Downing College) with a Masters in Economics. He had been a member of Downing College’s Alumni Campaign Board for over 10 years. He is a Chartered Insurer and a member of Chartered Securities Institute.
Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, Cazenove Capital
Lyn has over 15 years’ experience in advising private clients and joined Cazenove in 2014.Lyn is Head of Philanthropy and Impact and is a member of the sustainable asset class committee which is responsible for sustainable investment strategy, fund selection and oversight. She is a Chartered Financial Planner and holder of the Chartered Wealth Manager qualification.
Philanthropy and social entrepreneurship have been John's passion. This has been demonstrated in numerous ways including being an author and leader of innovation, change and growth. He has been based in the UK for 18 years.
He spent over 15 years as a chief executive of a variety of Canadian charities/ social enterprises/ associations; and he has 20 years experience as a social entrepreneurial consultant internationally working with over 300 charities, social enterprises, infrastructure support organisations, and trade/ professional associations of all sizes and in rural and urban settings in the UK and internationally. Currently he is Chief Executive, Philanthropy Impact whose purpose is the increase philanthropic giving and social investment across Europe by working with professional advisors to HNW and UHNW individuals.
He has experience in innovative service and programme design, revenue generation, charity management, social enterprise and social investment, venture start-up and management, and business strategy consulting across multiple third sector verticals as well as experience from Thailand and Indonesia encouraging social entrepreneurialism and feasibility studies in both countries creating social investment funds. including venture philanthropy as part of the spectrum of financial support.
Director, Training and Development
Zofia has over 15 years’ experience within the charity sector, working with UK organisations such as University of Liverpool, The Prince’s Trust, National Deaf Children’s Society and several international projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has considerable experience in revenue generation from the private sector, with a specific focus on engaging wealthy individuals and creating long-term effectual partnerships with the charities they were supporting. Zofia began her consultancy in 2014 after recognising that there was a need for professional philanthropy advisers with extensive knowledge of giving strategies and the charity sector, to enable philanthropists and their advisers, foundations, businesses and charitable organisations to work together to create the most effective change that they seek. Prior to joining Philanthropy Impact, Zofia worked with individuals and their professional advisers on personalised strategic giving, also advising on charity governance and reporting, facilitating training sessions and creating thoughtful learning space around impact for both funders and projects. Throughout her career her passion has grown for inspiring philanthropy. She is also a Non-Exec Director for The Conte Club, a private travel concierge advising on their social investment and corporate responsibility.
Communication and Events Manager