We are thrilled to announce the establishment of our new Advisory Board for Charterpath. This move underlines our commitment to strengthening the development and delivery of our strategic objectives to chart a path between financial skills and the non-profit sector.
The new Advisory Board is designed to provide invaluable expert counsel to our co-founders, Alice Clementi and Alex Marsh , on a range of strategic matters. With objectives from evolving our offerings to finance professionals and non-profits, to expanding Charterpath's visibility and nurturing corporate relationships, the Advisory Board will be a cornerstone of our growth and impact strategy.
Meet our expert Advisory Board members
Alastair Paterson: As Commercial Director at Marks Sattin, Alastair's 17 years in working closely with finance talent gives him a unique edge. His commitment to giving back to the industry, coupled with his commercial acumen, positions him as a key contributor to our strategic goals.
Laura Walker: Laura brings a wealth of experience from her 13 years at ASDA, where she has held pivotal finance roles like Head of Internal Audit and Shared Services Director. Trained at Deloitte, Laura balances her corporate career with her passion for flexible working, with her own specialist consultancy - alongside Trustee and Treasurer roles with Citizens Advice Leeds and Older Citizens Advocacy York.
Khurrum Beg: As a CIMA qualified Accountant and Prince 2 Practitioner, Khurrum brings finance and project management expertise from his four-year stint at the FRC and a diverse background in insurance and banking. Beyond his corporate life, Khurrum passionately serves as a volunteer team member at Charterpath and holds the role of Treasurer at Beyond Words.
Helen Verity: With a 17-year tenure at BPP, Helen has been instrumental in shaping educational content for Accountancy and Tax Programmes. Currently at ACCA as Head of Qualification Production, Helen’s expertise in education and her volunteering, especially in school fundraising, make her a vital asset.
Marina Cvetkovic: Marina's experience from the financial services sector as a CFA, has seamlessly transitioned into her current role as an executive coach and board advisor. With her involvement in various purpose-driven organisations, her passion for bridging the profit and non-profit sectors will be invaluable to Charterpath.
Jon Yeung: Jon’s journey from senior roles in finance and PwC to leading multinational businesses provides a holistic understanding of both finance and leadership. His current engagements as an adviser, investor, and enthusiastic volunteer emphasise his belief in skill-based volunteering's transformative potential.
Responsibilities & Engagement
The Advisory Board will take on roles of strategic counsel, challenge our existing activities, review performance metrics, and provide actionable feedback. A significant contribution will be their ability to introduce potential collaborators and partners through their expansive networks.
Three years on from launching Charterpath - and having just passed the major milestone of contributing over 10,000 volunteer hours of financial skills to charities, schools and community groups (worth over £350k) - we’re confident that with the collective expertise and wisdom of our new Advisory Board members, Charterpath is now ideally positioned to make an even greater contribution to the non-profit sector!
All the best,
Alice and Alex
For any finance professionals reading this - if the idea of volunteering your skills with a non-profit has caught your imagination - follow these 3 simple steps:
Follow Charterpath on LinkedIn for all the latest news, inspiration and roles
Have a look around our website at www.charterpath.org.uk for case studies, helpful resources and live volunteer opportunities
Sign the Charterpath pledge to show your support for our mission and volunteer your skills for at least 2 days each year
And for any non-profits who would like to promote their volunteer roles for free to our community of engaged and diverse finance professionals then submit your role here.
Alice Clementi and Alex Marsh co-founded Charterpath as a community interest company in 2020, with a mission to increase the proportion of finance professionals volunteering from 10% to 50% - inspiring more finance professionals to volunteer their time and skills, connecting them with non-profit opportunities, and engaging with a wide range of organisations so volunteering is a core part of a finance professional’s career. For more information, visit www.charterpath.org.uk.