Appointment of Chief Executive

As Chair of The London Community Foundation, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Markey as our new Chief Executive.

Kate started her career as a journalist, including a period as Editor of Big Issue in the North. More recently she has worked in social investment as Deputy Chief Executive of CAN; established a social impact consultancy; and been Managing Director of Blue Sky, an award winning social enterprise employing ex- offenders. Following the merger of Blue Sky with The Forward Trust, Kate became its director responsible for Employment Services. She is also a member of the Investment Committee of Big Issue Invest, a Board Member of the Employment-Related Services Association (ERSA) and the national advocacy charity VoiceAbility, and a member of the Advisory Council for Big Society Capital.

Kate has longstanding experience in working with socially-driven organisations and is passionate about their ability to effect sustainable change in communities.

Kate will be taking up her position with us in May, and I know that she is very much looking forward to meeting our various stakeholders and taking forward our work in responding to need for London and Londoners.

Francis Salway  

Chair – The London Community Foundation