DarrenLight

DarrenLight

At a glance

Skills

  • Business development
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • General management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Change management
  • Governance
  • Management consultancy
  • Strategic mentoring
  • Advice / advocacy
  • Mentoring / coaching

Where

Based in London, London (Central)
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, or mainly at the office.

Time

Either in or out of office hours

Evening and weekends work well.

Comfortable taking periodic leave from my day job for particular commitments.

Causes

  • Any

Type of role

Trustee/Governor

About me

I have worked at Microsoft since 2010 in Business Development roles into Enterprise C-Level executives. Five of those years were spent working with UK Public Sector builing technology solutions for long-term societal impact. I am very passionate about people management and I have 4 years of leadership experience. I sit on my Leadership Team's Board at Microsoft.

I have raised over £4000 for Cool Earth and currently a volunteer mentor for Social Mobility Foundation. I want to extend my impact and become a Charity Trustee.

I have a technical degree in Software Engineering.

What am I looking for

I am looking for Charity Trustee roles. 

I am interested in big picture Climate Change and more locally in the UK social mobility / community projects. I'm currently a volunteer mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation. I'm really interested in giving everyone a equal opportunity in becoming a career professional.

I am a strategic thinker and looking to contribute to the directional planning of an charity. My experience at Microsoft means I am comfortable in a corporate environment.