“I think you have been very perceptive and have hit a number of nails squarely, whilst being very respectful and constructive. Your work has helped me also learn so much about what should happen in an organisation such as ours.”
CEO, Croydon Community Transport
Catherine has extensive experience of managing and delivering successful capacity building, fundraising, partnership and research projects within the health and social care fields. Following several years fund-raising for a substance abuse charity, she worked for nine years at a national HIV charity, as Fundraising Director, and has raised over £50 million for VCS organisations over the last 20 years. She also established and headed up a new Research and Policy department at the charity London Lighthouse.
Since completing her MBA in 1998, Catherine has worked exclusively for Peach Consultancy on a wide range of local authority, health authority and voluntary sector investment, management-support and programme development assignments, including 11 years of projects for Haringey Council.
A long-standing member of the Institute of Fundraising. She is a trustee of the African HIV Research Forum, and also former Chair of Governors for a south London Primary School, and a former founding director of Southwark Home Care.
(Catherine originally studied Fine Art at Portsmouth, and was formerly an exhibiting artist)
Marcus is a highly experienced, innovative and accredited management consultant and former Charity CEO. Marcus originally studied law, and began his career in management and finance in the commercial sector, but then moved into senior management in the voluntary sector, with the last 15 years consultancy focused on the interface between the voluntary and the statutory sectors.
Marcus is an approved consultant for:
Lloyds Bank Foundation
Evelyn Oldfield Unit
Many CVSs and local infrastructure organisations
This accredited work includes grant and investment assessment, strategic business and business case analysis, and pre/post-award capacity building and organisational development.
He was also a former Trustee of Lambeth Voluntary Action and Lambeth Children’s Fund, and member of the Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Directors Group and ACEVO.
(Marcus is a keen sportsman, songwriter and member of MENSA.)
Peach Consultancy has a number of consultants who provide additional specialist expertise:
Judith is a highly experienced voluntary sector CEO and consultant, supplemented with broad based public sector executive and management experience.
Her non-executive roles include being current Chair of the NHS Summary Care Record Content and Advisory Board; and previously, a Non-Executive Director for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Vice-Chair of Turning Point, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee for South East London Strategic Health Authority, and a Board member of NHS Direct Online Board.
She holds an MSc in Social Statistics, and gained a distinction in her MBA. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
Her previous roles have included Chief Executive of Arthritis Care, Director (and previously Global Funding and Brand Director) of VSO, CEO of the Impetus Trust, Head of Cancer Support Service for Cancerbackup. She also previously worked as Planning Co‑ordinator for Hampshire County Council Social Services Department, and Senior Strategy and Research Officer for Southampton City Council.
Judith was also Councillor & Lead Member for Social Services & Health, London Borough of Lambeth until 2002
Nicolas is a qualified chartered accountant and international fundraising consultant, who moved from the commercial sector (as Financial Director of Thomson UK), to head up a number of UK charities including being the first paid Director of Centrepoint, founding CEO for ChildHope International and Deputy CEO for the Mental Health Foundation.
Nicolas has high level experience in undertaking organisational reviews, funding strategies, business and strategic planning, interim CEO roles, mergers, partnerships and collaborations, financial analysis, board development, trading and crisis management
He has specialised in capital appeals, and has undertaken a wide range of fundraising projects with many clients in the arts, child care, and local government sectors including from European and US government sources. He has also undertaken grants assessment for Children in Need.
Nicolas is a former CAF consultant, and his previous voluntary sector clients include Welcare, National Association for Gifted Children, the British Youth Council, the Association for Charitable Foundations, and Mudchute. He also works from Amsterdam with Dutch charities.
(Nick is a polyglot using Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish and German)
Krystle is a talented researcher and international community development practitioner. She is currently completing her MSc ‘Public Health in Developing Countries’ at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked exclusively in the voluntary sector with a number of UK and International Development Charities.
She is part-time Co-ordinator for the SAFER Partnership of voluntary sector health organisations working on HIV prevention strategies in Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham.
She was formerly the Community Development Worker for Sierra Leone for Community Action Southwark where she was responsible for the capacity building of community leaders and grassroots organisations. Krystle was also a Marketing and Recruitment Consultant for VSO UK, where she developed a strategic approach to youth marketing with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. She was also formerly Advocacy Adviser for the Youth Alliance for Peace and Development in Sierra Leone, Campaign Co-ordinator for Young Christian Workers in Australia, and a Fundraising Team Leader for the GIFT Fundraising Agency.
She sits on the Board for Campaign for Just Mining, the Environmental Foundation for Africa, and formerly on the DfID – CSO Youth Working Group.
(Krystle is fluent in Krio (West Africa) and Cantonese)
Rebecca is a very experienced fundraising and project management consultant.
She originally worked broadly in the public sector, as Head of Community Services and then Head of Community & Leisure Services for Redditch Borough Council, where she managed a wide range of services including the Client management of the Leisure Management Contract, Dual Use Provision and Sports Development, Countryside and Museums Service, Youth and Community Development Services and Grants to Voluntary Organisations.
After moving into the voluntary sector she gained extensive experience of high-level grant assessment, including for Sport England where she led the team that developed the assessment process for the Millennium Youth Games, and produced operational manuals for the Active Sports and Active Communities programmes. She has also worked extensively for the Big Lottery Fund on many programmes including the Living Landmarks Scheme, the Extended Schools and Out of School Hours Learning Programme, the School PE and Sport Programme, the Palliative Care Programme, and the Healthy Living Centre (HLC).
Rebecca has undertaken consultancy projects with a wide range of voluntary sector organisations, and is also part of a small team managing a £15million lottery grant awarded to Age Concern England for developing a programme of activities and programmes aimed at increasing healthy eating and physical activities for older people.
(Rebecca was formerly a member of the British Ladies 470-class Sailing Team and has her yacht master qualifications)
Matthew is an expert consultant in communications, campaigning, media relations, environmental issues and political activism.
Matthew has worked on projects with major charities and companies including Friends of the Earth, EDF Energy, the Prince’s Trust, Fonehouse and Green Alliance.
Previously employed posts have included Head of Communications for London Lighthouse, Campaigns Director for BUAV, and several posts at WWF-UK including Head of Press & Campaigns, Communications Director for WWF-International’s Global Species Programme and, latterly, Climate Change Campaign Director; Matthew also developed and led the influential Oceans Recovery Campaign.
(Matthew is also an accomplished musician with songs published by EMI)
Julie is a very skilled consultant providing support with strategic and business development, options analysis and feasibility studies, senior management coaching, organisational re-structuring and governance, financial management health check reviews and internal audit, and IT strategy and implementation planning.
She holds a BSc in Industrial Mathematics from Loughborough, originally worked extensively in banking for JP Morgan, Yorkshire Bank and ITK solutions, and brings skills and ideas learnt in the corporate world and applies them to charities and social enterprises.
Her previous clients include, Rhodes Arts Complex, Dacorum Heritage Trust, Arts Express, Together: Working for Wellbeing, Renaissance East England, Luton Cultural Services Trust, Cambridgeshire County Council, the Military Intelligence Museum and Wells Cathedral School.
Julie is also a former trustee of SMART and the Larches Trust.
Wendy is an experienced voluntary sector manager and researcher.
She came to us from Community Centre management, and is a former trustee of Battersea City Farm. She has extensive experience in providing community-based services, with a particular focus on children and young people, and is consequently proficient in working with and developing small local organisations.
Her current focus is on survey research, capacity building, and consultation event management.
Charlie’s specialist area is legal and organisational structures, including company and charity law, and he was formerly the Head of Legal Services for the Industrial Common Ownership Movement.
His specialist areas include:
Legal structures, constitutions and governing documents, incorporation, charity and community interest company registration, investment mechanisms, company law, partnerships, mergers, consortiums, trading subsidiaries, and conversions.
He is a retained Legal Expert for several organisations including the Community Broadband Network, London Community Resource Network and BASSAC; an on-call legal expert for several organisations including London Rebuilding Society, Co-operative & Community Finance, and York Council for Voluntary Service; and an approved supplier for several Business Links and local authorities.
Anna is a versatile organisational effectiveness and development professional with over 20 years’ senior level international experience in both commercial and not for profit organisations. She is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), an associate member of the Association for Coaching and is a qualified Myers Briggs TYpe Indicator and Belbin practitioner.
She has held senior position in ActionAid UK, Business Link for London, ACORD and Tearfund. Her previous clients include ActionAid International, BOND, CAFOD, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Medecins sans Frontieres, PACT Sudan and Save the Children.
Anna’s key skills include high level facilitation and team building, executive coaching, strategic organisational reviews, managing structural change and HR policy development.
She is a trustee of Medair UK and is a keen cyclist, runner (half marathons) and scuba diver.
Peach Consultancy has been an NCVO Approved Consultancy for many years, and is also a member of NAVCA’s Trainers and Consultants Direct. Peach Consultancy employs highly trained and experienced consultants with senior management experience in the voluntary, public and commercial sectors, including MBAs.
Peach staff are also accredited by a wide range of independent bodies including:
– BIG Assist
– Institute of Fundraising
– Lloyds Bank Foundation
– Rape Crisis
– Age UK
– MIND UK
– Evelyn Oldfield Unit
– Many CVSs and local infrastructure organisations
In Memoriam – Phillip Stone MA – wonderful colleague and dear friend