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 Board of Trustees


Andrew Hall


Andrew brings over 30 years’ senior experience of professional membership bodies in the health and legal field and has garnered much respect for his measured and insightful approach. His achievements focus on strategic development and growth supported by extensive networking in the UK and overseas. With a strong understanding of the combined impact of leadership, culture and governance, Andrew continues to work in a number of roles in the not-for-profit sector. He joined the Board and as Chair of Charityworks in 2021.

Dan Bishop

Trustee and Co-Treasurer

Dan has held varied charity operations and finance roles since 2017 as well as voluntary governance roles, including in the NHS. He is passionate about helping the next generation of charity leaders start their careers well, and develop the skills, experience, and confidence necessary to undertake their roles. Dan brings skills in operational management and financial governance as well as experience in service development. Dan is currently Head of Operations and Services at Association of Chairs, who have been a host organisation for the Charityworks graduate programme. He joined the Charityworks board in September 2022

Keren Modha


Keren is Head of Finance at The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, a previous host organisation of Charityworks. She has also previously been a mentor for Charityworks. As a qualified accountant, Keren brings over 13 years’ charity finance experience. She has seen NYO through huge operational and strategic growth including digital transformations. Prior to her role at NYO, Keren was in the education sector for eight years as a management accountant. She is extremely passionate about the development of young people and joined the Charityworks Board as Trustee and Co-Treasurer in May 2024

Amelia Ireland


Amelia studied history with a year abroad at the University of Warwick, before embarking on a career in the charity sector where she has held various roles in community fundraising and volunteer management. She is also an Ambassador for the Young Trustees Movement, having first become a trustee at the age of 22. Amelia is passionate about the potential of the third sector to achieve transformational change and its need to attract and retain new and diverse talent. She brings her insights as a young person working in the sector to the Charityworks board, which she joined in 2022.

Des Pullen


Des Pullen's corporate career spanned some 38 years, taking in senior roles in HR, General Management and Operations. Latterly, he was the Group HR Director for Associated British Foods plc, before retiring from full time executive life at the end of 2019. Since then, he has been a NED in both the Higher Education and Health sectors, and is now a Trustee at the Brighton-based charity, Concordia, which focuses on the development of young people through its Seasonal Workers programme, International Volunteering, Concordia Youth Action and Emotional Wellbeing programmes. He chairs the HR and Operations Committee. He is also an independent committee member at the Access To Justice Foundation.

Ethny Childs


Ethny obtained a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London and went on to join the 2017 Charityworks graduate scheme which she completed with special commendations. For her Charityworks placement she worked at the Dunhill Medical Trust, a charitable foundation that funds age-related research. She went on to work at the organisation for a further two years, before leaving to pursue a job in the environment sector. Since then, she has worked at the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), a professional body for environmental science professionals. She holds the role of Communities and Partnership Lead and is a member of the senior management team. Through her role at the IES, she sits on a number of boards and steering groups, including the Specialist in Land Condition, Institute of Air Quality Management and Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter. Having only ever worked in the charity sector, Ethny is passionate about supporting future leaders and improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the sector. 

Lydia Holroyd


Lydia brings personal experience of the Charityworks programme, having been a trainee in the 2019 cohort. Since completing a degree in Geography at the University of Exeter, Lydia has enjoyed five years in the charity sector across various spaces including homelessness, child health and international development. She currently works in Programmes at CBM Global Disability Inclusion, which seeks to break the cycle of poverty and disability. Lydia is
passionate about empowering people to fulfil their potential, and the importance of creating a network of innovative, resilient and compassionate leaders to sustain and future-proof the charity sector. She joined the Charityworks Board in April 2023.

Laura Millar


Laura joined the Charityworks Board in April 2023 and is currently HR Manager at Charity Finance Group, where she has held various roles over the past eight years. Previously, she worked at the Department for Education as an Executive Officer and before this she completed an internship with the Association of Graduate Recruiters working on a project to improve social mobility for graduates. She graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Sociology. Charity Finance Group has previously been a host organisation for the Charityworks graduate trainee programme. Laura is passionate about improving the recruitment processes and culture within charities.

Dawn McNish


Dawn joined the Charityworks Board in May 2024, bringing over 10 years’ experience working with and for charities and professional membership bodies. Having started her career in commercial PR, Dawn has
held various roles with a focus on income generation through partnerships, marketing and business development. She currently supports the Social Purpose and Non-Profit team at Crowe UK across a wide range of activities. Having previously worked alongside Charityworks trainees, she is passionate about the programme and using her skills and experience to support the development of future charity leaders.

Charityworks contracts Koreo to deliver the Charityworks programme. Koreo is a learning consultancy dedicated to imagining and building a better world. Koreo CEO Rachel Whale was a co-founder of Charityworks.

Contact information for trustees, and our Memorandum and Articles of Association, are available on request. Annual reports & accounts are available on Our Publications page (here) or via Companies House (here).


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