David is the CEO of Prospectus, a business that has attained B Corp status, something he is very proud of. He believes that a business that values all stakeholders equally and that looks beyond the financial profit to assess its value makes a huge contribution to a better society and economy.
David has held a wide range of positions in the sector and is often invited to speak and write on two of his passions – good governance and philanthropy. Currently he is a Trustee of A Glimmer of Hope UK and Project Oracle. He is Patron of The Foyer Federation Advantaged Thinking, Greenhouse Sports and Social Enterprise UK. He has previously served on the boards of Blue Sky, The Foyer Federation, Futurebuilders, Greenhouse Sports, Mindapples, VRH and VSO UK. He mentors the CEOs of two beyond profit organisation.
David believes in the passion, power and ingenuity of the beyond profit sector to address the issues that ensure a better and fairer society. He would love to see the sector truly valued and treated as an integral part of a strong society.
His career started in the Financial Sector and he stayed for 19 years, latterly on the board and management team of UBS Asset Management. On leaving the City, David joined Business in the Community as Head of London, a great learning opportunity around the impact and importance of charities and social enterprises. He bought Prospectus and has been growing and developing it on the belief that beyond profit organisations deserve the highest calibre talent and leadership from all sectors of the economy; an enjoyable and rewarding occupation.
As Deputy Chief Executive at Prospectus, Peter oversees the delivery of all Prospectus back office functions and major projects, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day operations. Peter has also worked in partnership with charities on several projects covering employability and supporting young people.
Peter has a BA(Hons) in International Relations and is Prince 2 qualified. His experience is drawn both from the private and 'beyond profit' sectors, having previously worked for Halifax plc and the British Council. Peter is currently a trustee for Timebank, the national volunteering charity, and was previously Chair of Southwark Bereavement Care, a counselling charity. He also volunteered at London 2012, recruiting volunteers as well as taking part as a Games Maker.
Peter registered with Prospectus for work in 2000 to pursue a career in the charity sector when he was offered the opportunity to centralise the operational functions at Prospectus. Peter's passion for Prospectus is driven by his belief in the value of professional recruitment services, that enable the charity sector to find the best people and facilitate the right choices.
Emma joined Prospectus as an Administration Assistant within the Operations team in 2007 and has progressed to her current role of Head of Talent.
Responsible for recruitment strategy within the organisation, Emma also oversees the training and development of all existing staff, the coordination of all HR policy and administering of all HR procedures.
With a background in client management, Emma has also recently used the volunteering time that all staff are given to run a workshop for jobseekers currently volunteering through the Volunteer Centre Camden.
Adam is a part qualified ACCA accountant (Diploma in Business and Finance) and has more than 10 years’ experience within finance posts, starting initially with payroll before moving into financial accounting and management.
As CFO, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the Finance team, producing management accounts and financial analysis and reporting financials to senior management. He also has operational responsibilities including the management of Prospectus’ IT and telecoms infrastructure.
Adam came to Prospectus with experience in the public sector having worked for both Hampshire County Council and The Royal Free Hospital in a payroll capacity. After joining Prospectus in 2006, he was appointed Finance Manager in 2008 and CFO in 2013.
Hannah is Office Manager at Prospectus.
Hannah joined Prospectus in 2013 after completing her A Levels in IT, Sociology, & Graphic Design earlier that year. She joined the Operations team as an Apprentice Office Assistant and successfully completed her Business and Administration NVQ after one year.
In her current role, Hannah is responsible for managing the delivery of operational services across the organisation and maintaining a tidy, safe and efficient office environment to support the activities of the business. She also provides comprehensive support to the HR department.
Hannah is a big advocate of apprenticeship schemes and passionate about Advantage Thinking and Foyer Federation’s #trustyouth campaign. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys travelling, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
As our in-house Database Administrator and Software Engineer it is Juergen’s task to keep the IT environment up to date and to implement those ever changing requirements set by business needs and statutory rules.
After earning a degree (Diploma) in Physics in Germany, Juergen took a colourful route (performing musician, joinery, bodywork) to finally work as a software engineer, first in Germany and Switzerland, and since 2003 at Prospectus.
Afsar joined Prospectus as an Apprentice in 2010, working as an Administrator for our Operations department. After passing his NVQ Level 3 and retaining a permanent contract, Afsar was promoted to Finance Assistant and was then again promoted to Finance Officer in 2014.
He currently manages our weekly payroll process for all temps and locum workers as well as other responsibilities within in the finance department. In addition he is also studying for the AAT accounting course, which is being sponsored by Prospectus, to develop his knowledge and ensure the smooth running of the Finance department.
Reece joined Prospectus in June 2016 as a Finance Officer on the Operations team. Following 2 years working in finance at Grafton PLC, Reece has a keen interest in finance and is currently studying for his final AAT Accounting exams.
His main responsibilities include managing bank reconciliation and credit control whilst working alongside the rest of the finance team to assist with all areas of accounts.
In June 2017 Carolyn joined the Office of the Chief Executive, assisting David Gold, our CEO, with diary management and research.
She is currently a part-time student on the MA Psychotherapy and Counselling programme at Regent’s University London, and has a keen interest in the ingredients required for a flourished mind.
Carolyn has worked for a number of arts organisations, including the Helen Storey Foundation and National Youth Theatre, in research, development and administration roles. She also volunteers at ELMS in Waltham Forest.
Francesca has several years experience in administration, secretarial and customer service working in all different sectors including public, private and beyond profit organisations.
In her spare time, Francesca volunteers for Samaritans and Attend.
Rahat joined Prospectus as an Office Support Assistant in 2017 and provides general operational and administrative support across the organisation including IT and Telecoms, whilst also providing comprehensive support to the Finance team.
Rahat was driven to join Prospectus as he has an interest in charities that support children as well as organisations that help war victims. He frequently volunteers at his local football club, boxing gym and at fitness boot camps.