Richard Collier-Caywood OBE

Richard Collier-Caywood, OBE, is Chairman of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, Chairman of Fair4All Finance (the UK’s non-performing asset-backed financial inclusion organisation), Chairman of Big Education and Chairman of New Forest Care (a company providing personalized care and education for children with complex needs). He also sits on the board and chairs the finance committee of the Women’s World Fund, a UK charity dedicated to diversity and equality, and St George’s House, Windsor Castle. He also sits on the board of CoGo, a technology social enterprise based in New Zealand, Australia and the UK focused on empowering consumers in climate choice.

Richard was previously Senior Adviser to DCMS (2017 to 2021) and Vice Chairman of PwC from November 2011 to February 2017, and from 2008 to 2011 was Managing Partner of PwC UK. Richard is a solicitor and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Stuart Hobley

Stuart Hobley has almost twenty years of experience in grantmaking and not-for-profit organisations, including philanthropic and charitable giving, social funding, local authority community funding and lottery grants. He is currently a director of The Linbury Trust, an independent grant-making foundation which supports a wide range of organizations in the UK and abroad. The trust helps to fund public participation in culture and supports people who are disadvantaged and disadvantaged, including the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers.

Prior to joining the Trust, Stewart worked at the Heritage Lottery Fund in various roles, most recently as Regional Director for London and Southern England. Stewart is a member of the Mayor of London’s council of cultural leaders; a volunteer committee that advises the mayor on the city’s arts and culture. This included supporting and advising on the design and implementation of the renowned London Cultural District programme. In the last two years, he has been a member of the BAFTA Video Games Awards jury, and also helped decide the Children in Museums nomination for the best family museum of the year.

Helen Stevenson CBE

Helen Stevenson is Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The Commission is a non-ministerial government department with around 400 staff and is responsible for regulating more than 168,000 charities. She joins the commission from the Department for Education, where she was director of early years and childcare, responsible for providing free early education for disadvantaged 2-year-olds and all 3- and 4-year-olds.

Helen previously worked in the Cabinet Office, where she was Director of the Office for Civil Society Affairs and the Government Innovation Group. She led the team building Big Society Capital and was responsible for managing several OCS investment programs, including the National Citizen Service.

Helen joined the public service from the Big Lottery Foundation where she was Head of Strategic Policy and Partnerships. She has worked for a major national charity as a development manager and as a researcher and consultant in the statutory and voluntary sector. Helen holds a PhD from the University of Bristol.

Helen was a board member of a large society trust and NCVO advisory group and was chair of the NCT prior to her appointment to the charity commission. She was awarded a CBE for services to civil society in 2014.

Peter Stewart MVO

Peter is the Executive Director of the Eden Project and is responsible for Eden’s charitable mission. This includes managing the key role that communities play in being able to be the foundation for solving the local and global challenges of our time, such as climate change.

Peter’s career began in advertising agencies in London working on major behavioral campaigns including The Guardian, Knorr, National Dairy Council (milk), Courage (Fosters, Courage Best and John Smiths), Proctor and Gamble, Philip Morris and Nestlé. Agencies include JWT, Leo Burnett and BMP DDB. In the nineties, Peter started a new venture in the management of public houses in Cornwall. A Cornishman immersed in the problems of the local communities, he raised a family here, marrying his wife Jane and having two children.

Working with local businesses, Peter joined the Eden Project in 2003 after supplying products to the project since its inception. After his arrival, he held many positions, including general director from 2013-2014. He runs The Big Lunch, the largest outreach program accredited to build social capital at scale.

In March 2012, Peter was appointed to the Eden General Board. In the same year, Her Majesty the Queen made him a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for the community service he carried out during the Diamond Jubilee when The Big Lunch played. the main participation in the celebrations. This work was continued during the recent platinum jubilee celebrations.

Board members of the National Lottery Community Foundation are offered an annual remuneration of £7,848. Helen Stevenson will not receive an award from the NLCF while she is chief executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

This appointment was made in accordance with the order of the Cabinet of Ministers Administrative Code on State Appointments. The appointment process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. According to the code, a declaration of any significant political activity carried out by the appointed person in the past five years is required. This is defined as holding office, making public appearances, making a recordable donation, or running for office. Richard Collier-Caywood, Stuart Hobley, Helen Stevenson and Peter Stewart declared no activity.

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