David has worked for the Foundation for 13 years, with the last four as Chief Executive. Prior to this, David served as a soldier for 24 years, serving in Africa, Middle East, Far East, Caribbean and various parts of Europe. David has helped to pioneer Rank’s place-based programmes, leading the new strategy and exploring new opportunities for the Foundation. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, enjoys walking and wilderness trekking, and maintains a strong interest with several African charities. He is a member of the UK Foundation’s Forum, and a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association.
Caroline has worked at the Foundation since 2006, formerly as the Director of Community Care Projects and in her current role over the last two years. Prior to joining the Foundation, Caroline worked in both the charitable and foundation sectors interests in care, disability, family support and regeneration. Caroline holds an M.A. and is a Practitioner in Executive Coaching. Through her role as a Clore Social Fellow (2012) Caroline participated in secondments to the Foundation Center in San Francisco and Oikocredit in the U.K, researching the key tenets of governance in philanthropy.
Kai is part of the executive team and has a remit of proactive engagement with projects and communities. Kai’s focus on Enterprise extends to grants, partnerships and programmes. Kai also has a leadership role with RankNet including the annual conference and network wide planning group, the Rank Aspire Programme and our place-based programme in Hull. Kai has a long association with The Rank Foundation and the network. Kai’s previous roles have been in the youth and community sector and she has also established and led a social enterprise. Kai is a WCMT fellow, a previous tutor with the YMCA George Williams College, an Action Learning Set Facilitator and founder of LGBT youth group ‘Work it Out’ in Merseyside.
Tim has been at The Rank Foundation since 2007, overseeing the School Leadership Award, Community Action Placements and the Rank Fellowship. Tim was previously in teaching for thirty years, working in the UK, New Zealand and California, and was Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford from 1992 to 2006.
Wendy joined the Foundation in early 2017, with responsibility for leading the finance function. Prior to joining the Foundation, Wendy qualified as a chartered accountant at a London audit firm, where she specialised in Not for Profit organisations. With more than eight years in audit practice, Wendy has worked with a wide variety of charitable organisations and is able to bring this knowledge and experience with her to the Foundation.
Helen has been with the Foundation since 2004 and is responsible for the coordination of Rank events including the annual networking conference. Helen is the first point of contact for two Rank Flagship Programmes: the Time to Shine Internship Programme and the GAP Apprenticeship Programme. Before joining the Foundation she worked in local government managing a finance team in distributing grants.
Natalie coordinates the Foundation’s engagement with beneficiaries. She also manages The Rank Foundation’s online community platform, RankNet, and sees to the social media, website and branding. She is also involved in administering and coordinating the School Leadership Award and Community Action Placements. She joined the Foundation in 2015 as an administrator, having completed an English Literature degree and working with disadvantaged children and youth on the USA’s East Coast. She lives in London, and enjoys singing, cooking and a good cup of tea.
Kerry is responsible for the daily management of The Rank Foundation’s grant portfolio and joined the organisation in the summer of 2017. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in French and German, Kerry volunteered for various Bristol-based organisations, before moving to London in 2013 to work for homeless charity Centrepoint. Prior to working at The Rank Foundation, Kerry also administered the grants programme for craft scholarship charity QEST.
Edouardine is the Finance Officer providing a day to day support to the Senior Finance Officer, having joined Rank at the end of 2016.
She is educated up to a degree level in Commercial and Distribution from the Catholic University of Central Africa in Cameroon. Edouardine has worked for more than 5 years in a variety of organisations in Cameroon such as FMG and Oil and Gas companies as a Sales and accounts executive/supervisor. She has lived in UK since 2009 and decided to redirect her career into the charity sector. Edouardine previously worked in a small charity organisation and then in the education sector while studying toward her ACCA qualification.
Janice recently joined The Rank Foundation as Programme Support for the Time to Shine Leadership programme. Janice has a background in hospitality and event management.
Janice spent many years working in the education sector, specifically the University sector, working in a variety of customer facing areas such as student recruitment, schools liaison and collaborative partnerships.
Noah joined the Foundation in October 2019 having previously volunteered at The National Brain Appeal as part of the ‘A Letter In Mind’ art exhibition team. Noah also attended the London Marathon as part of The National Brain Appeal team supporting the charity’s marathon runners.
Noah has joined the Foundation to offer administrative help to the support team, Executives and Trustees.