Jane Lady Gibson
Jane was appointed Chairman of UKCF in October 2018.
After graduating from Hull University with a degree in Drama & English in 1985, Jane worked in theatre, film, television, radio, the record industry and marketing and PR in London. During this time she was housekeeper to Doris Lessing the novelist.
She moved to the North East in 1996 where she established Joined Up North, a consultancy business specialising in strategic development, regeneration and place marketing though culture, heritage and tourism projects.
Following a move back to her home county of Yorkshire in 2009 she is now working in non-executive roles. She is founding chair of Make It York, a destination management and business development company and a board member of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP. She also represents the LEP on the local European Structural and Investment Fund committee. She is vice chair of Spirit of 2012 a funding charity established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. She also chairs two partnership boards; the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership and the Culture & Place Strategic Advisory Group in Hull.
Previously Jane was an advisory board member National Trust Yorkshire & North East including chairing the board of the successful Seaton Delaval Hall acquisition with specific responsibility for the Risk Register; a director and acting chair of November Club Theatre Company leading them through their successful 3rd round National Portfolio Organisation deal; chair of Visit York leading 750 members through the successful incorporation into Make It York and chair of the advisory board York Mystery Plays 2012 a £1.2million production with over 1000 community cast and crew.
Victoria Miles DL
Victoria Miles DL
Victoria became Vice Chair in October 2018
Victoria Miles DL has been involved with Community Foundations for a number of years. She is currently the Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Community Foundation.
In August 2016, Victoria was appointed the Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. The prestigious role requires acting a representative of the Queen for the county.
Colin Seccombe is a chartered accountant who has previously worked at Newcastle Building Society as Chief Executive. Before this, Colin was a partner at KPMG, specialising in auditing and corporate finance.
He is also a Trustee of Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, joining in 2007. In addition, Colin is Chair of the Community Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee.
Alun Evans is currently a Trustee for Community Foundation in Wales.
He joined Quilter Cheviot in September 2009 and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.
John Nickson describes himself as a campaigner for philanthropy and charitable giving. He is an experienced fundraiser and donor, and has spent 40 years working in the charitable sector.
He is the author of two books on philanthropy and charities: Our Common Good and more recently, Giving is Good For You.
Visit his website here.
Jan Garrill joined the UKCF Board in November 2016. She is currently Chief Executive of Two Ridings Community Foundation, which supports community projects across York, North Yorkshire, Hull, and East Yorkshire.
Jan has extensive experience of working with communities. Before joining Two Ridings Community Foundation, Jan worked at Newcastle City Council for 11 years, where her roles included Head of Communities and Head of Community Engagement.
Stephen Singleton joined the UKCF Board in November 2016. He is currently the Chief Executive of Suffolk Community Foundation, a position he has held since 2005.
Before moving to the voluntary sector, Stephen spent over twenty five years as a senior executive within commerce gaining experience across manufacturing, distribution and service industries.
Martha joined the UKCF Board in November 2016. However, she has been involved with Community Foundations for longer, becoming the Chief Executive of Devon Community Foundation in September 2009.
Martha has 30 years of consulting experience to the public sector, specialising in social regeneration and economic development.
Niamh Goggin is the Director of Small Change Ltd, a social investment consultancy. She is also a Trustee at Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.