We are proud to announce that we have strengthened our central team by appointing two new associate directors, both whom have been successful charity CEOs. They will now take charge of crucial services we provide to our not-for-profit clients.

Alice Memminger – Associate Director

Alice Memminger is leading our Big Lottery Reaching Communities project, where we support charities to build resilience and to undertake monitoring and evaluation to make the most of their organisational development opportunities. Our services include organisational strength reviews, support to frame evaluations and build up internal evaluation capabilities, and help with how to involve community voices in evaluation.

Alice is a seasoned consultant and senior manager in the third sector, having recently been chief executive of UpRising, a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation. She joined UpRising from Sue Ryder, where she worked as Head of Strategic Planning and Programme Delivery. Other recent roles include Head of Planning and Performance for Parkinson’s UK, Managing Director of Hammersmith and Fulham Circle and Head of Trading and Social Enterprise for Age UK Barking and Dagenham. As an Eastside Primetimers consultant she has delivered a range of impactful projects, including a strategic plan for the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).

Dave Garratt – Associate Director

Dave Garratt is leading our mergers and partnerships work. This includes partner search projects, facilitation and integration support services, and Dave hosts our quarterly merger roundtables for charity managers and trustees. In our Good Merger Index reports we have outlined an aspiration to ensure that mergers not only become easier and more frequent in the charity sector, but also become better quality in order to maximise the social benefit that should be their ultimate goal. To enable this, we aim to provide more follow-on support throughout the merger process, from start to finish.

Dave has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 25 years, starting out as an advice worker, and moving through project manager, area manager and operations director roles before becoming CEO for five years of Refugee Action, one of the UK’s largest refugee charities. As well as expertise in mergers and partnerships he brings wide-ranging skills including charity planning, leadership, strategy and experience with tender development and contract readiness, and has for example provided a range of support to Vision Redbridge.

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