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Our governance

OUR EXECUTIVE

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

Neil Heslop OBE

Neil Heslop OBE

Chief Executive, CAF group
Neil joined CAF as Chief Executive in October 2020. Previously Neil was CEO of international, pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. He lost his sight aged 21 and is a law graduate from Newcastle University.

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Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

CEO, CAF Bank

Alison has been Chief Executive of CAF Bank since December 2019, leading our strategic pivot towards increased lending to charity and social purpose enterprise customers and to oversee the completion of our operational and digital transformation programme.

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Mike Dixon

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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David Jessop

David Jessop

Executive director of People and Purpose

David became Executive Director of People and Purpose at Charities Aid Foundation in 2021, following a number of senior HR leadership roles across retail, education and the charitable sector. He is committed to supporting organisations deliver positive social impact both in his professional career and personal life.

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Mark Greer

Mark Greer

Managing Director, Philanthropy Services

Mark joined Charities Aid Foundation in 2016 as Senior Manager of the CAF American Donor Fund before going on to lead our wider private client work as Head of Private Clients. As Managing Director of Philanthropy Services, he is responsible for CAF’s giving and social investing services.

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Nora Sakaan

Nora Sakaan

Group Brand & Marketing Director

Nora was promoted to our executive team as Group Brand and Marketing Director in April 2021, having joined Charities Aid Foundation in January 2020 as Head of Marketing. Her focus has been on putting our charity partners’ and donors’ needs at the heart of the CAF brand. Her areas of responsibility cover marketing, external communications, research and product development.

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Angus Macfarlane

Angus Macfarlane

Group Transformation Director

Angus joined Charities Aid Foundation in 2021, as our Group Transformation Director. Angus is the driving force behind our organisation-wide change programme, with a specific aim of taking the CAF group forward digitally, whilst building products and services that meet our customers’ evolving needs.  Before joining CAF, Angus has served in numerous international CxO, Executive and Non-Executive roles across Financial Services, Insurance, Utilities, Charities and FMCG sectors, in the UK, Australasia and Europe.

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Ted Hart

Ted Hart

President and CEO, CAF America and CAF Canada, CEO of CAF International

Ted Hart serves as the Chief Executive of CAF International and President and Chief Executive of CAF America and CAF Canada. As an internationally recognised speaker, Ted has over 30 years of experience in advising global philanthropy and is an expert in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global philanthropy and risk management.

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