Ian

Director of Finance & Operations

 

ismith@ukcommunityfoundations.org

What I do

My role is to make UKCF’s operations as efficient and effective as possible; ensuring we are financially sustainable over the long term and that the team have the resources they need so that we can continue to meet the needs of our members.

About me

I started my career at Sodexo working in various finance roles and qualifying as an accountant. After a short career break, I moved into the charity sector heading up Financial Planning and Performance at WWF before joining UKCF in 2019. I’m also a Trustee at Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Outside of work…

I love being outdoors, whether in the garden or hiking across different parts of the UK. I also love learning, recently completing a Natural Sciences degree with the Open University.