ACF is governed by its Trustee Board, all of whom are drawn from, and elected by, the ACF membership.
Janet Morrison - Chair
Janet Morrison is chair of the Baring Foundation. Until January 2019 she was Chief Executive of Independent Age, an innovative older people's charity which delivers high profile thought leadership and national and local services to older people and their carers. She was also a founder and Chair of the Campaign to End Loneliness from 2008-2018.
Kenneth Ferguson - Vice Chair
Kenneth joined The Robertson Trust in 2011. In his role as Director, Kenneth is responsible for overseeing the Trust’s work at both a strategic and operational level. In the last year The Trust has given £20M across Care & Wellbeing, Strengthening Communities and Realising Potential funding strands to fund charitable projects across Scotland.
David Renton - Treasurer
David joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity in 2011 as Director of Finance and Investment. He looks after the £800m endowment which is invested in a globally diversified multi asset class financial portfolio, a portfolio of London properties and a growing portfolio of health impact funds. He is chair of the Large Charities Special Interest Group at CFG and a director of Cydar.
Nick Acland has been the Director of the Henry Smith Charity since 2012 having previously served for five years as a Trustee of the Charity. Prior to this, his career was in the manufacturing sector working in the specialist paper industry and most recently running his own business supplying the events and leisure industries.
Andrew Barnett is Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK branch. He was a founding director of the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) and played a major role in establishing the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition and the Campaign to End Loneliness. He is chair of trustees of the Church Urban Fund and senior independent member at Healthwatch England.
Gary has been in grant management and assessment for over 18 years. He started with Boots Charitable Trust before joining Lloyds Bank Foundation as the regional manager for the East Midlands responsible for assessment, delivery of a wide portfolio of grants and the relationships with grant holders. Gary is also a trustee of the East Midlands Funders' Forum.
Fozia is Chief Executive at the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, a grantmaking organisation which provides over £1m funding to local communities through voluntary organisations. Fozia is a trustee of the Funders Alliance for Race Equality. Fozia also sits on the Regional Advisory Panel for BBC Children in Need and the Board of the Wakefield and Tetley Trust.
Dr Joanne Knight
Joanne has been the Director of the Triangle Trust since 2012 following 9 years as the Director of Research & Information at the Stroke Association. Joanne joined the Trustee board in 2014 to represent the views of small funders and to share the learning of research grant funders with trusts and foundations.
Sheila Jane Malley
Sheila Jane was Director of Grant Making and Policy for BBC Children in Need until 2016. She is currently a Trustee of the Co-operative Foundation and Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls. She is an advocate of community development approaches and has applied this perspective to her extensive grantmaking experience in Northern Ireland (where she lives) and across the UK.
Michelle manages The Worshipful Company of Grocers’ Charity and is the Chair Trustee of an arts and disability charity. She studied art history, philosophy, economics and politics. Over the past 15 years, she has worked at a senior level at creative and cultural organisations supporting socially and politically engaged art practices.
Nav leads on communications at Trust for London and is responsible for the communications strategy. She has worked for the Home Office and as a Communications Consultant. Nav is also a former Policy and Communications Adviser to the Liberal Democrats. She is currently Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Not-for-Profit group.
Anthony Tomei CBE
Anthony was director of the Nuffield Foundation from 1995 to 2012. He is a trustee of the Bell Foundation and the Bonnart Trust. He is also Director of the Salters’ Institute, a trustee of the Pensions Policy Institute, a governor of City and Islington College, and a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. He was awarded the CBE for services to education.
James manages the operation of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s support services including the administration of governance, grant-making systems, finance, information systems, human resources, facilities, communications, planning and policy. Prior to that, James worked for the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales. James is a Trustee and former Chair of The Lloyd Park Children's Charity. He is also a primary school governor.