Our supporters

The Association of Chairs is funded by membership income, donations and the support of key corporate partners, trusts and foundations. Their support is vital to us and we very much appreciate their contributions.

Our corporate partners

Our corporate supporters play a key role in supporting the development of the
Association of Chairs. The following companies have made significant commitments to support our work.

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We are particularly grateful to CCLA for co-sponsoring our publications: A Chair’s Compass and A Question of Balance. We are continuing to develop a select number of partnerships with companies with whom we have a particularly good fit and can develop mutually beneficial agreements.

We are also grateful for the pro bono work and in kind support we have received from companies including Grant Thornton, Goodwork, PwC and Saxton Bampfylde. If your company would like to discuss supporting our work please email our Chief Executive Ros Oakley.

Trusts and foundations

We are grateful to the following funders who are generously supporting us:

    1. The National Lottery Community Fund
    2. Esmee Fairbairn
    3. Charities Aid Foundation
    4. Garfield Weston
    5. Pears Foundation
    6. Paul Hamlyn Foundation

We are also grateful to the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust for co-sponsoring our publication A Chair’s Compass.

Sector partners

We would also like to thank NCVO, ACEVO, the Small Charities Coalition and the Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness for the support they have given us.

Software suppliers

We are grateful to Microsoft, Palisade and isee systems for supporting us via donated and discounted software.


Our thanks to the following individuals who have volunteered money, expertise or time:

  • Sue Rossiter
  • Philip Kirkpatrick
  • Chris Robinson
  • Stephen Goldman
  • Noah Freedman
  • Fiona Ash
  • Angela Eden
  • Rachel Whale
  • Stephen Warren

The members of A Chair's Compass editorial panel:

  • Helen Baker
  • Dorothy Dalton
  • Tony Harrop
  • Linda Laurance
  • Neil Morrick
  • John Thompson