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Gerald Oppenheim, chief executive

Before being appointed chief executive, Gerald was our head of policy and communications. He was previously director of policy and partnerships at the Big Lottery Fund and has been a freelancer working  with charities, trusts and foundations on a wide range of policy projects.

Gerald is a trustee and chair of the London Emergencies Trust. He is also an independent board member of the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.

Daisy Houghton, head of secretariat and corporate services

Daisy has worked in regulation at both the Charity Commission where she was head of operations London and head of governance, and the Electoral Commission.

Prior to that she worked in grant-making at the Big Lottery Fund. Her first job was as a fundraiser for a mental health charity.

Nick Allaway, head of finance and procurement

Nick has held director level financial positions in a number of bodies including the Charity Commission and the Big Lottery Fund.

Priya Warner, head of policy

Priya joined on 1 October 2018, having spent most of her career in pharmacy regulation. Prior to joining our team, Priya spent eight years at the General Pharmaceutical Council. Priya also volunteers at a local charity.