David is the Executive Chair of Prospectus, a B Corp, something he is very proud of. David believes a business that values all stakeholders equally and looks beyond financial profit to assess its value makes a huge contribution to a better society and economy. He is very proud of the business we have built up over the years, with our values of Community, Collaboration and Trust at our core.
David speaks and writes on two passions – governance and philanthropy. He is a Trustee of a Glimmer of Hope UK and Make-A-Wish UK, and Patron of Greenhouse and Social Enterprise (UK). He has served on many boards and mentors the CEOs of two beyond profit organisations. David also serves on the steering committee of the Livery Company Project and the Jane Slowey Memorial Fund.
His career in the financial sector concluded on the board and management team of UBS AM. He then worked at BiTC.
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.
Peter's passion for Prospectus is driven by his belief in the value of professional recruitment services that enables the charity sector to find the best people and facilitate the right choices.
He leads all operational functions and major projects at Prospectus and has an understanding not just of the infrastructure that supports Prospectus, but the interconnectivity of all the business areas. Peter regularly conducts critical analysis on how to improve the execution of our business processes. Peter’s notable successes at Prospectus include centralising all operational functions, creating and implementing a behaviours framework and 360-feedback system as well as moving processes online to improve service delivery.
Peter has also worked in partnership with charities on several projects covering employability and supporting young people. Peter is currently Chair of Trustees for Timebank, the national volunteering charity.
Fudia Smartt is a Partner at Spencer West LLP. She joined the firm in September 2019, having previously been Partner at a boutique employment practice in Chancery Lane. Her previous work experience includes practising in highly regarded employment teams at both Russell Cooke LLP (a top 100 London firm) and City firm Fox Williams LLP.
Fudia regularly acts for SMEs in numerous sectors such as tech and marketing/advertising and has previous experience of working with charities as clients having sat within the charities team at Russell Cooke LLP.
“I am delighted to be joining the Board at Prospectus, which is such an innovative and progressive organisation. I look forward to working alongside the other members of the Board and assisting Prospectus in all of its endeavours.”
Steph founded her disability equality consultancy, Making Lemonade in 2007. Steph delivers services to the social, public and private sectors. Typically assisting Head of Services and HR professionals to take imaginative approaches to diversity and inclusion issues. She also works with organisations as an associate trainer/consultant and is a 'critical friend' to organisations on engagement and inclusion matters.
“I feel joining the Prospectus board is a fantastic fit. I join an impressive leadership team and I am confident our shared values and commitment to the beyond profit sector will create a progressive board.”
Lisa joined Prospectus in 2010 as a Design Account Executive where she progressed to her current role as Executive Assistant, supporting the Executive Chair, CEO and Directors with diary and project management. Lisa was our first remote member of staff, now working remotely from Leeds.
Lisa has volunteered for several charities including St Gemma’s Hospice, Richard House Children’s Hospice, Cambridge House and Kith & Kids. Lisa is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Art Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University, where she hopes to work with young people suffering from adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
After a period of temping with organisations in the beyond profit sector through Prospectus, Emma joined the company as HR Admin Assistant in 2007. Having progressed through the years to her current position as Managing Director - Talent, Emma knows first-hand the importance of providing opportunity and supporting career development for all. Emma is responsible for our recruitment strategy as well as all learning and development programmes and HR.
Emma believes strongly in the importance of being a values-led employer and creating opportunities for learning across the company. Instrumental in introducing our trainee recruitment consultant programme, Emma also leads on the recruitment and support of our apprentices and has developed an extensive series of internal workshops on topics covering both recruitment skills and beyond profit sector knowledge. Emma’s position on the Leadership team ensures our people remain at the heart of all we do as an organisation.
Emma has used her volunteering time to support charities such as Crisis and Fight for Peace with CV writing and management skills workshops and is a Playmaker for the Palace for Life Foundation.
Christine joined Prospectus in March 2020 to lead our Finance & Operations team. As a qualified accountant, Christine developed the first part of her career in the private sector, in finance manager and finance controller roles, in SMEs and a large investment fund. In 2016 she decided to support the not for profit sector and worked at the Barbican Centre as Senior Finance business partner.
She is now excited to be part of the Prospectus team, whose purpose is to connect talent to organisations serving the essential beyond profit sector. Improving the integration of the finance and operations functions, to support the sustainable growth and positive impact of Prospectus with our candidates and clients is her main objective.
Climate change and food production are two topics of strong interest. She is currently Trustee and treasurer of Climate Outreach. She also teaches Ashtanga yoga for beginners, which she finds equally rewarding, humbling and stimulating, as a continuous learning process.
Jeni joined Prospectus in 2014 as an Administrator and has now progressed to her role as our Marketing and Communications Manager.
Jeni is responsible for all external communications and digital marketing activity, including e-marketing, website development, social media and creating engaging content. Jeni also leads on creating and delivering our events and project manages several of our sector partnerships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quentin joined Prospectus as a Finance Assistant Apprentice in 2019. Prior to joining Prospectus, he worked in customer service, providing and delivering professional, helpful, high quality service.
As a Finance Assistant, Quentin supports our finance team with company credit control, whilst working with the wider business to resolve invoicing queries and assisting our administration team with administration support.
As an apprentice, Quentin is also working towards his AAT Accounting Qualification.