John_G

John_G

At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • General management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

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

Time

Either in or out of office hours

Available for up to two full days each week, including during working hours.

Causes

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

About me

I will retire at age 53 from a career in Finance (specifically investment management) on 31 December 2017. Consequently I can offer charities my experience and skills in investment strategy, financial management, general project or team management and governance (including at board level).  

Prior to my career in finance I was an academic, with a D. Phil. in Mathematics from Oxford University and postdoctoral research experience in the UK and US. Although not a qualified teacher, I have in the past taught university courses at undergraduate level and after my undergraduate degree spent one year teaching mathematics to GCSE students at a UK secondary school. Therefore I believe that I may also be of some interest to the education sector.

In the past I have volunteered for charities supporting the physically disabled and elderly, as well as acting as a numeracy mentor for children at a London primary school.

 

What am I looking for

I am passionate about nature, the environment and helping those who are socially disadvantaged in any way.

I am open to considering governance, management and/or active volunteeering roles.

Note that my financial experience is in the area of investment rather than accountancy, therefore I am probably not suitable for 'treasurer' positions .