Volunteers

Ritu Bansal

Volunteer

Ritu joined ECF as a volunteer in the Summer of 2020. She studied Economics at Cambridge, followed by training as as chartered accountant and has an MBA from Imperial. She has since worked for PWC, KPMG and latterly EY.

Lorraine Brooks

Grants Administrator

Lorraine joined ECF in 2017. She assists the grants team in processing applications and has a 'can do' attitude for any task we need help with.

Rae Brooks

Co-opted Member of FIC

Rae joined our Finance and Investments Committee as a co-opted member in 2015. As a Partner at Smith & Williamson he brings over 30 years’ experience in Investment Management specialising in managing multi asset portfolios. His client base includes charities, trusts and high net worth individuals.

Andrew Clarke

Grants Officer

Andrew joined the Foundation as a volunteer grants assessor in 2000 having taken early retirement following a long and successful career with Barclays Bank. He is a hugely valued member of the team, supporting all aspects of the Foundation’s work and has particular expertise in managing special projects and large capital grants.

Russell Edey

Co-opted Member of FIC

Russell was a trustee from November 2016 - November 2020. He then stepped down and has been co-opted to the Finance and Investment Committee and the Audit and Risk Comittee, of which he is the chair. He is also a non-executive director of BlackRock World Mining Trust and Genesis Emerging Markets Fund.

Barbara Garside

Grants Officer

Barbara has volunteered with ECF since 2005 and supports the Grants Team with application assessments and monitoring and evaluation. Barbara is a retired Chartered Accountant and brings a wealth of financial knowledge and experience to the team.

Andy Winders

Grants Officer

Andy uses his vast experience to assist the grants team with assessing applications. He was previously Head of Grants at Henry Smith Charity and prior to that he was at the National Lottery Community Fund.