David is the CEO of Prospectus, a business that has attained B Corp status, something he is very proud of. He believes that a business that values all stakeholders equally and that looks beyond the financial profit to assess its value makes a huge contribution to a better society and economy.
David has held a wide range of positions in the sector and is often invited to speak and write on two of his passions – good governance and philanthropy. Currently he is a Trustee of A Glimmer of Hope UK and Project Oracle. He is Patron of The Foyer Federation Advantaged Thinking, Greenhouse Sports and Social Enterprise UK. He has previously served on the boards of Blue Sky, The Foyer Federation, Futurebuilders, Greenhouse Sports, Mindapples, VRH and VSO UK. He mentors the CEOs of two beyond profit organisation.
David believes in the passion, power and ingenuity of the beyond profit sector to address the issues that ensure a better and fairer society. He would love to see the sector truly valued and treated as an integral part of a strong society.
His career started in the Financial Sector and he stayed for 19 years, latterly on the board and management team of UBS Asset Management. On leaving the City, David joined Business in the Community as Head of London, a great learning opportunity around the impact and importance of charities and social enterprises. He bought Prospectus and has been growing and developing it on the belief that beyond profit organisations deserve the highest calibre talent and leadership from all sectors of the economy; an enjoyable and rewarding occupation.
As Deputy Chief Executive at Prospectus, Peter oversees the delivery of all Prospectus back office functions and major projects, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day operations. Peter has also worked in partnership with charities on several projects covering employability and supporting young people.
Peter has a BA(Hons) in International Relations and is Prince 2 qualified. His experience is drawn both from the private and 'beyond profit' sectors, having previously worked for Halifax plc and the British Council. Peter is currently Chair of Trustees for Timebank, the national volunteering charity, and was previously Chair of Southwark Bereavement Care, a counselling charity. He also volunteered at London 2012, recruiting volunteers as well as taking part as a Games Maker.
Peter registered with Prospectus for work in 2000 to pursue a career in the charity sector when he was offered the opportunity to centralise the operational functions at Prospectus. Peter's passion for Prospectus is driven by his belief in the value of professional recruitment services, that enable the charity sector to find the best people and facilitate the right choices.
Lisa has a background in creative account management, applying a degree in Graphic Communications to roles within design and illustration agencies following graduation.
Lisa first joined Prospectus in 2010 as a Design Account Executive. Gaining great passion for the beyond profit sector through the work of Prospectus led to a change in roles to support our CEO as Executive Assistant shortly after joining, with responsibilities for diary management, event management and internal communications until 2015. Returning in 2018, Lisa is once again working with our CEO as Executive Assistant, remotely from Leeds.
Lisa has volunteered for several charities including Richard House Children’s Hospice, Cambridge House and Kith & Kids. Lisa is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Art Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University, where she hopes to specialise in end-of-life therapy and bereavement.
Emma joined Prospectus as an Administration Assistant within the Operations team in 2007 and has progressed to her current role of Head of Talent.
Responsible for recruitment strategy within the organisation, Emma also oversees the training and development of all existing staff, the coordination of all HR policy and administering of all HR procedures.
With a background in client management, Emma has also recently used the volunteering time that all staff are given to run a workshop for jobseekers currently volunteering through the Volunteer Centre Camden.
Isaac, a Fellow of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), joined Prospectus as our Finance Director, after previously working as a CFO to increase market share and stakeholder profitability for a global organisation in the healthcare industry.
As our Finance Director, Isaac is responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance function. He works collaboratively with the Leadership Team to shape and deliver the company strategy. On a day to day basis, he also ensures that the financial systems are robust and fit for purpose – ensuring that the corporate governance and control environment within finance, supports and facilitates growth in the business.
Outside of work, Isaac is a Manager for a youth football development team undertaking FA coaching badges. He has a keen interest in supporting charities and his previous activities include: trekking to Everest base camp, climbing Kilimanjaro, UK 3 peaks challenge and running the London Marathon.
Hannah joined Prospectus in 2013 after completing her A Levels. She joined the Operations team as an Apprentice Office Assistant and successfully completed her Business and Administration NVQ after one year.
In her current role, Hannah is responsible for managing the delivery of operational services across the organisation and maintaining a tidy, safe and efficient office environment to support the activities of the business.
Hannah is a big advocate of apprenticeship schemes and passionate about Advantage Thinking and Foyer Federation’s #trustyouth campaign. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys travelling, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
Jeni joined Prospectus in 2014 as an Administrator and has now progressed to her role as our Marketing and Communications Officer.
Jeni is responsible for all digital activity including e-marketing, website and external communications, and leads on creating engaging content.
Jeni has a keen interest in the beyond profit sector and after studying fashion at university, has done several events for charities including a fashion show involving students works from London universities to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
As our in-house Database Administrator and Software Engineer it is Juergen’s task to keep the IT environment up to date and to implement those ever changing requirements set by business needs and statutory rules.
After earning a degree (Diploma) in Physics in Germany, Juergen took a colourful route (performing musician, joinery, bodywork) to finally work as a software engineer, first in Germany and Switzerland, and since 2003 at Prospectus.
Rahat joined Prospectus as an Office Support Assistant in 2017 and provides general operational and administrative support across the organisation including IT and Telecoms, whilst also providing comprehensive support to the Finance team.
Rahat was driven to join Prospectus as he has an interest in charities that support children as well as organisations that help war victims. He frequently volunteers at his local football club, boxing gym and at fitness boot camps.
Hong-Le began her career in the beyond profit sector working for a charity that provided basic IT and Internet training to the elderly and people with disabilities. Hong-Le worked for this charity for over ten years, and in that time she learnt a lot about the sector and found the feedback from this service was always positive and very rewarding to see.
Hong-Le works in our finance team as our Finance Officer and her responsibilities include checking and updating invoices, creating purchase orders, credit control, payroll and assisting the finance team on all aspects of accounts.
When Hong-Le is not working, she likes to spend time with her family and fit in some crochet time. She is hoping to master her crochet skills soon and plans to donate the items she creates to her local charities.
Before joining Prospectus, Patricia worked at Oasis and Warehouse as a Commercial Finance Analyst, responsible for planning and reporting of multi brand functions and preparation of monthly board packs.
At Prospectus Patricia works in our finance team as a Finance Officer and her responsibilities include checking and updating invoices, bank reconciliations, credit control, payroll and supporting the overall finance team function.
Outside of work, Patricia is studying to become a management accountant and volunteers for a homelessness charity. This will be her second year volunteering at the C4WS winter night shelter.
Sophie joined Prospectus in June 2018 as Talent Assistant, providing support to the Head of Talent.
With a background in customer service and retail administration, Sophie spent 7 years at Topshop where she found her passion for improving efficiency and processes and the importance of a positive attitude, transferring these skills from the shop floor into a variety of head office administration roles.
Studying Technical Theatre at college and being part of a classical guitar consort for 8 years, Sophie enjoys finding ways of being part of a team, working together to create something great.
Sophie has a keen interest in dogs and is looking forward to getting involved with animal charities in the future and exploring the beyond profit sector to find areas where she can help make a difference.
Olivia joined Prospectus after completing her A-levels in Media studies, Film Studies and English Literature. Following her A-Levels, Olivia worked for a retail organisation for a short period before choosing to focus on her interest in marketing.
Olivia then was given the opportunity to start working within Prospectus as a Digital Marketing Apprentice. Olivia’s role involves working with the Marketing and Communications Manager to help in the implementation of Prospectus’ digital presence, e-newsletters, website, brand development, social media and events.
Her experience with charities outside of work is rather wide. For example, she has worked with a local nursery during her National Citizen Service but also at a local goat sanctuary during the completion of her Duke of Edinburgh Award!
Kieran joined Prospectus in August 2017 as an Apprentice, working as Office Administrator in the Operations team. He provides administrative support to every team across the organisation whislt working towards his Business Administration NVQ.
Kieran also acts as a part time receptionist, where he provides a professional, helpful and friendly service to all Prospectus’ clients, candidates and staff. He is in charge of managing the reception area and interview rooms, ensuring candidates register and complete tests before transferring them for their interviews.
Shanaz has always had an interest in customer service due to previously working in childcare and retail, as well as being involved with different charities which led to her interest in the beyond profit sector. She is currently the Receptionist at Prospectus, being the first point of contact for all staff, clients and candidates; providing a warm, personal and professional service.
Her roles involves helping with enquiries, working with the admin team in order to complete administrative tasks and managing the reception area and interview rooms.
In her spare time, Shanaz volunteers at her local community centre to help bring joy and friendship to the lives of some of the most isolated members of the community.