Our governance

OUR EXECUTIVE

Our trustees delegate management responsibility to our Executive Committee, under the leadership of the Chief Executive.

Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation, Sir John Low CBE

Sir John Low CBE

Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation.

Sir John Low CBE is Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation. Sir John is also a Non-Executive Director of CAF Bank, a Non-Executive Director of Charity Bank and an Independent Member of Council at City University of London.

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Mike Dixon

Director of Finance and Operations
Mike joined CAF in 2008 bringing a wealth of financial and strategic experience. He is currently also a trustee at Age UK.

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Peter Ostacchini

Chief Executive, CAF Bank
Peter joined CAF Bank in 2013, having worked in the banking industry for 28 years. His remit is to oversee the transition in the Bank’s business model from solely being a deposit taker into a more diversified bank, growing income streams from lending and fees.

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David Stead

Director of Philanthropy and Development
David Stead leads the teams that work with individual, family and corporate donors globally to structure their charitable and philanthropic activities.

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Bridgit Richards

Director of Product and Marketing
An experienced financial services marketing and product leader, Bridgit leads on product and marketing, and business development for charities.

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Ben Russell

Director of Communications
Ben has a long background as a journalist. He was political correspondent for The Independent for many years and latterly was elected Secretary of the Parliamentary Press Gallery by the Westminster press corps.

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Michael Mapstone

Director of International, CAF
Michael leads the CAF Global Alliance team, working with our offices in Australia, Brazil, India, North America, Russia, Southern Africa and Bulgaria to encourage effective giving and support the development of an enabling environment for civil society. Michael has held senior positions at VSO and the Commonwealth Secretariat and has more than 10 years’ experience of working in international development.

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Corinne Wells

Director of Human Resources
Corinne previously held a number of key positions within local government including as Head of Personnel for a borough council.

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