Julia Grant to be new CEO of Pro Bono Economics

Tagged with: Management pro bono Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  246 total views,  1 views today Julia Grant to be new CEO of Pro Bono Economics “Pro Bono Economics is about to embark on an ambitious new strategy, deepening our support to charities and widening our policy horizons.  We needed a top-quality CEO to deliver this change programme. I am delighted to say that, in Julia, we have found one”.  247 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Pro Bono EconomicsPro Bono Economics (PBE) matches volunteer economists with charities who need their expertise. It was established in 2009 by Martin Brookes (Tomorrow’s People) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England). It has been approached by over 200 charities and has more than 400 economist volunteers on its books.Its work to date has ranged from the costs of reoffending to the impact on society of adult innumeracy, and from the financial burden to the UK of eating disorders to economic analysis on homelessness and the housing crisis.PBE is supported by high-profile economists, including the Chief Economist at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, and the Chief Economist at HM Treasury, Dave Ramsden as trustees, and Kate Barker, Jim O’Neill, Gus O’Donnell, Robert Peston, Martin Wolf and Adair Turner as patrons. Howard Lake | 26 January 2016 | News Julia Grant has been appointed the new Chief Executive at Pro Bono Economics, the charity that matches highly skilled economist volunteers with charities and social enterprises. She joins from Impetus Private Equity Foundation where she was CEO, and takes up her new role in April.She has over 10 years experience as a charity CEO. She joined Impetus-PEF in 2011 as Portfolio Manager, and has been acting CEO since 2015. Before that she was CEO of the National Gardens Scheme from 2004 to 2010, following five years as CEO at Surrey Community Action from 1999 to 2004.She has served on the Learning and Skills Council and is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Funding Council (both ministerial appointments). She also sits on the Advisory Boards of Big Society Capital and Ashoka UK.Grant said on her appointment:“The challenge of how best to use scarce resources is the pressing concern of our day and for the charity sector the issue is particularly acute. Pro Bono Economics’ work at the heart of this issue is widely respected and I am excited to be leading them through a new period of growth.”Andy Haldane, PBE trustee and co-founder, welcomed her appointment, saying: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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Saint Mary’s celebrates Heritage Week

first_imgSaint Mary’s College plans to celebrate its history and the 50th anniversary of the death of Sister Madeleva Wolff, the third president of Saint Mary’s, during next week’s Heritage Week festivities, senior Mollie Valencia said.Valencia, student director on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, said many of the Heritage Week events would be centered around Sister Madeleva and the mark she left on the college.Junior Sarah Prezek, chair of the Mission Committee for Student Government Association said she worked with Valencia to plan the Heritage Week events.“One of the most important goals of this week is to connect Saint Mary’s women to the women that founded and continually support our college, the Sisters of the Holy Cross convent,” Prezek said.Valencia said Sister Eva Mary Hooker, professor of English, and John Kovach, library archivist, would host a reading Sunday of Wolff’s work at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge.Riedinger House, the guesthouse on campus, would also host two tea parties Monday, Valencia said. She said students could attend an update on the capital campaign Saint Mary’s launched last year Tuesday in the Vander Vennett Theater.Valencia said it is important for students to understand how deeply Saint Mary’s was rooted in history and how much of that history could be found all across the campus, even in less-frequented areas.“There are so many different places on campus that most students do not know about, and these are the places highlighted during Heritage Week,” she said.To showcase some of this Saint Mary’s history, Sister Veronique Wiedower, vice president for mission, would lead Heritage Room tours Wednesday, Valencia said. She said students could also visit the college archives for tours Wednesday.Valencia said Saint Mary’s President Carol Ann Mooney would have dinner with juniors and seniors in Stapleton Lounge on Thursday.“This dinner will allow students to dine family-style, similar to the type of dinner that was traditionally served when Reignbeaux Lounge served as the school’s dining hall,” Prezek said.Prezek said long-sleeved T-shirts would be given out at each event, but she said she hopes that student choose to attend the events to learn more about the history of the college.“The events are important to attend because each event sheds a light on aspects of Saint Mary’s that makes it unique and beloved,” Prezek said. “Students are given an opportunity to learn about and experience Saint Mary’s history and traditions.”Tags: Carol Ann Mooney, Heritage Week, history, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

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Could this be a record breaker?

first_img22 Reading Street, Paddington; There’s even more to see beyond the street front.WHY hang art when you could be greeted by a postcard view of Brisbane’s CBD every day? For laps or relaxing — your choice.Mr Douglas said he’s received around half a dozen genuine inquiries since listing the property less than 24 hours ago.“There’s a whole raft of local people that’d be very, very interested in it and that’s without even hitting the overseas market yet which we start this week too.“Already we’re getting that local inquiry and we’ve had a couple of inquiries from down south as well.”Mr Douglas says the prestige market in Paddington has been red-hot over the past year and is set to continue performing strongly in 2017.“The last twelve months has certainly been exceptional at that top end. It’s been the standout and it’s been the star.The property goes to auction Saturday 1st April. The views from the main deck are extraordinary.Located at 22 Reading Street, Paddington, this masterpiece five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home sits on a monster 1553sq m allotment.According to the selling agent, Tim Douglas of Place Paddington, it’s a unique opportunity.“It’s extremely private and the city views are some of the best I’ve ever seen, they’re massive, and in one of the best streets in Paddington, let alone Brisbane.”In a suburb where 405sq m allotments are the norm, the owners have combined adjoining properties to create a site that dwarfs its neighbours.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“They don’t just come hanging on the trees, blocks of that size — you’ve got to make them happen,” Mr Douglas said.Mr Douglass said there’s an extraordinary master suite and plenty of entertaining space on the lower level, as well as the six-car garage and separate living space.“There’s this wonderful guesthouse/office space as well which is fully self-contained, or if you wanted a nanny as well they could have their own space too which is great. So office (or) run a business — you’ve got all that opportunity there.”In addition the home has a 25-metre lap pool with adjoining patio and a large lawn for kids to run around on.last_img read more

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