Nat Sloane — England Chair
Nat Sloane worked in the private sector as an entrepreneur starting three businesses as a venture capitalist funding start-up ventures and as a consultant advising on growth strategies.
"I am very pleased to have joined the Fund which has made an enormous contribution to the communities and people in need across the UK. I believe that the Fund has a really important leadership role to play not only because of the breadth and depth of its reach but also because of its willingness to test new approaches that can enhance its contribution to communities and people in need."
Nat Sloane is an experienced funder. He was the co-founder of Impetus Trust, the first venture philanthropy trust fund in the UK, and is a trustee for Impetus-PEF created from the recent merger of Impetus Trust with the Private Equity Fund. Nat also chairs Social and Sustainable Capital, one of the UK’s largest social investment funds. He is a founding trustee and chair of the endowment fund for the Education Endowment Foundation which is aimed at raising academic attainment for free school meal children in England.
He was recognised with a CBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his service to Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment.
Maggie joined the England Committee in March 2016
“I have worked and volunteered in the charitable sector for over 30 years and continue to be amazed and inspired by the difference dedicated people make in their communities every day. We need to find new and better ways of supporting them because we need their creativity, passion and commitment more than ever. People in the lead offers a fresh vision of true partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, communities and the voluntary and community sector, which I look forward to helping realise as part of the England Committee.”
Maggie Jones is currently Chief Executive of Foundation, a Leeds-based organisation dedicated to building inclusive communities, working with over 4,000 of the most disadvantaged adults, young people and families across the North of England. She was formerly Chief Executive of Children England and has also held posts at Save the Children, Leeds Health For All (Healthy City) Partnership and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Maggie is a trustee of Elliot’s Footprint, a Director of PossAbilities and is Chair of the Youth Association. She has also represented the voluntary sector in a number of central and local government forums.
Tarn joined the England Committee in February 2015.
"I’ve worked with The National Lottery Community Fund at a grass roots level for many years and seen the great work that they support. I’m delighted to be joining the England committee at a time when the Fund starts to deliver its Strategic Framework through to 2021. Wider circumstances mean these are challenging times for the most vulnerable in our communities. We need to rise to these challenges and work together to find and support enterprising, inclusive and sustainable solutions to address these challenges."
Since 2006 Tarn has been chief executive of Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, a charity and social enterprise which works with local communities to regenerate Cornwall’s neglected social housing estates. As CEO she has undertaken a number of strategic influencing roles both through the VCSE sector nationally through the 20:20 Leadership Commission and as the South West representative for NCVO members. From 2002 she was community operations director where she had responsibility for delivery of learning, employment, community safety, play and community development programmes.
Prior to this Tarn was head of finance, fundraising and ICT at Bromley By Bow Centre in East London following ten years tackling social exclusion in housing, learning and employment at organisations such as Shelter, London East Tec and supported housing schemes.
In Cornwall, Tarn is also equality and diversity champion on the Local Management Committee and Programme Management Group for Convergence and a member of the Employment & Skills Board. She also sits on the Cornwall College Council and is one of the founding members of the Safer Stronger Cornwall Consortium.
Kevin Bone is Partner and UK Head at Impact Ventures UK.
"The Fund’s focus on early action and emphasis on communities are just two aspects of the role that make me so excited to join. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to support the team in their great work."
He is a qualified accountant and experienced investment professional. He has a wealth of private sector experience and expertise in investing in social impact and governance in the social sector.
John Mothersole is the Chief Executive Officer at Sheffield City Council, leading the third largest metropolitan authority in the country.
He has extensive experience of partnership working, encouraging and inspiring ambition and empowering stakeholders which gives him a natural affinity with the Fund’s vision of putting People in the Lead.
Rosie Ginday is founder and managing director of community interest company Miss Macaroon, the only patisserie in the world that can Pantone colour match macaroons and who reinvest 100% of its profits in providing training and jobs for long-term unemployed young people.
“I’m delighted to join the England Committee and have the opportunity to represent the social enterprise and third sector perspective on the board. The Fund’s work has enabled transformation in the sector and helped many communities in need.”
Rosie started her first food business which was a vegan and vegetarian restaurant and artspace in Taiwan aged 21. She later trained as a Pastry Chef and worked in a Michelin starred restaurant and luxury hotel before setting up Miss Macaroon.
Rosie was recognised with a MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for her service to the community.
Ray Coyle is the CEO of auticon, a social enterprise and the first IT consultancy in the world to exclusively employ autistic adults as consultants. Ray has been involved in social enterprise for many years, having set up the impact investment team in Osborne Clarke when practicing as a lawyer and acted for many of the UK's most prominent investors into the sector and for a large number of social enterprises.
Ray was recently recognised by the Social Entrepreneur Index as one of the top ten social entrepreneurs in the UK.