Combining 25 years as a former senior corporate lawyer with roles as a director and chair of Big Issue Invest, the social finance business of the Big Issue Group, and as a trustee and risk, strategy and fundraising committee member of social care charities, allows me to provide commercial and legal experience and skills as a strategic leader.
I provide clients with clear, commercial, practical and solutions driven advice, principally in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and investment transactions and in the areas of governance and risk management.
Senior management roles within my former law firm, Big Issue Invest and charities have provided me with board level experience in social finance, corporate governance, strategy development, stakeholder engagement and mentoring.
Three way charity merger, mental health charities in adjacent areas
Undertook due diligence on each charity, covering areas such as governance, organisational structure, HR, finances and funding and contractual arrangements among other things, reporting on findings and key issues.
Social enterprise/ charity partnership, organisations addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness
Advising on partnership arrangements between the organisations, including the negotiation of governance, brand, management and impact agreements.
Governance and contract review, housing associations
Reviewing the governance and contractual arrangements, including participation and service level agreements, between five housing associations, advising on risks and potential improvements.