people

We are a small, highly collaborative organisation that exists to help other social purpose organisations become more efficient and effective.

staff

Angela Schlenkhoff-Hus

Interim Chief Executive

Angela joined CfE as Programme Director in November 2018 and became the organisation’s interim Chief Executive in September 2021.

Prior to this she was the Deputy Head of Employee Volunteering at Volunteering Matters. Her role included business development, the management of volunteer programmes and overseeing the operation’s impact management and reporting.

Angela holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent which explored identity amongst Afghan refugees in London. She co-edited a book on Afghanistan and published several articles and blogs about Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Volunteering. She has a background in qualitative data collection methods and analysis. 

She is currently also the Chair of The Josephine & Jack Project, a Newcastle-based organisation supporting adults and young people with learning disabilities in group workshops or one-to-one to discuss a range of issues such as health, wellbeing, relationships, sex and sexuality. 

trustees

Brian Smouha

Founder & Trustee

Brian founded CfE in 2010 driven by a desire to help charitable organisations succeed.

As a Partner in Deloitte & Touche from 1970 until his retirement in 2001, he established the specialist Financial Institutions Group, led the liquidation of BCCI, and led the audit of the World Bank. He is a trustee of The Bulldog Trust and Volunteering Matters, the founding chair of GuideStar UK and a founding trustee of The Institute for Philanthropy.

Brian was runner-up for The Times/Sternberg Active Life Award in 2017 and awarded a Masters Degree in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School in 2018

Tom Levitt

Trustee & Chair

Tom is a former MP with a lifetime of experience working with community and voluntary sector organisations: as an parliamentarian, a teacher, an activist and a councillor.

Since leaving Parliament in 2010 he has been a freelance consultant working with major businesses, think tanks, councils and charities on the role of SMEs and responsible business in creating a fairer and more prosperous society.

Tom is the author or ’The Company Citizen’ and a co-founder of an award winning social enterprise, Fair for You.

Anne Davis

Anne Davis

Trustee

Anne is a Chartered Financial Accountant and the Director of Professional Standards at the Institute of Financial Accountants.

She was previously the Head of Charities and the Voluntary Sector at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), where she was responsible for shaping sector engagement and providing technical and member support.

Anne was also a trustee at Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk and brings extensive financial, regulatory and leadership experience to CfE.

Alison Radevsky

Trustee

Alison has over thirty years’ experience in the voluntary sector, working and volunteering in a range of national, regional and local charities.  

Among other roles, she is now a volunteer management consultant with Cranfield Trust, trustee of Care Home Volunteers, member of the grants panel for the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation and conducts grants assessment visits for the Henry Smith Charity. She is a volunteer on the Measuring the Good programme.

Outside the voluntary sector, she works as a freelance evaluator, mainly on government-funded environmental projects.  

Duro Oye

Trustee

Duro is the CEO of 2020 Change, an award-winning social enterprise that helps young Londoners from low socioeconomic backgrounds fulfil their true potential.

2020 Change aims to create long standing change by delivering programmes on personal development, training and the social capital needed to thrive in the workplace. Through the flagship ‘I AM CHANGE’ programme the organisation helps to develop the self-confidence that empowers each candidate to become the best versions of themselves.

It helps to create a smooth transition from education to the workforce by offering work experience in a number of different sectors. Duro holds a degree in Graphics and Advertising, a diploma in Documentary Filmmaking and is a fellow at the Acumen Academy

Emily Dunne

Trustee

Emily is a social impact consultant with a decade’s experience spanning private, education and voluntary sectors.

She started her career in corporate consulting, working on strategy, transformation and innovation in some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Always a keen volunteer, in 2018 she took the decision to pursue purpose-led work full time, leading the creation of an award-winning social mobility programme at King’s College London, then working as a frontline project manager at local homelessness charity 999 Club.

Now working as a freelance consultant in London, Emily is an On Purpose Fellow and a Measuring the Good volunteer.

Advisors

Ugo Ikokwu

Ugo Ikokwu

Advisor

Ugo is a Grants Manager at Trust for London. He joined the Trust in August 2020.

Previously, he was Programme Director at The Fore Trust, where he was responsible for managing the grants making activity to enable UK-based small charities and social enterprises to unlock sustainability, efficiency, scale, and impact by providing unrestricted funds. Before this, he spent six years working at The Social Investment Business (SIB) where he worked across several teams – Investment, Grants and Business Development.

Ugo is currently Chair of the Alpha Grove Centre and a non-executive director of Do IT NOW NOW (DINN). He has also been elected to the board of London Funders and was previously Co-Chair for London+Acumen a volunteer-led chapter of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund. Ugo is passionate about social justice, and empowering small communities.

He has extensive knowledge and experience of designing programmes and funds that address a range of social issues.

Simon Glenister

Simon Glenister

Advisor

Simon Glenister is the founder and CEO of Noise Solution, a leading digital youth work organisation.

Simon has spent the last 10 years researching, designing and testing approaches to digital youth work (utilising music tech, Self Determination Theory and digital storytelling) and is invested in the importance of fusing research with practice and the implementation of robust impact capture and analysis. His work draws on an MEd investigating well-being in a digital youth work context at Cambridge University in 2018.

Simon is advising Coalition for Efficiency on ways to support small organisations with impact management and the shift to digital.