Expert Centre

We are experts in philanthropy, donation trends, cross-border giving, grant making, corporate responsibility and the needs of charities in the UK and around the world.  

To speak to any of our spokespeople, please contact our Media Office: media@cafonline.org.

Neil Heslop

Neil Heslop

Chief Executive
Neil Heslop joined CAF as Chief Executive in October 2020. He is an experienced business and charity leader, and co-founder of the charity Blind In Business. 
Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

CEO, CAF Bank and CAF Financial Solutions Limited
Alison Taylor leads CAF’s delivery of banking, financial services, and fundraising for UK charities.
Mark Greer

Mark Greer

Managing Director, Giving and Impact
Mark leads our philanthropy services in the UK, including donor advised funds for private clients, corporate giving services, grant making services and social investment arm, Venturesome.
Derek Ray-Hill

Derek Ray-Hill

Director of International Strategy & Corporate Services
Derek Ray-Hill leads our international work, focusing on our network of partners and cross-border giving.  
Philippa Cornish

Philippa Cornish

Head of Corporate Clients
Philippa leads CAF’s Corporate Clients team of advisers, advising businesses on their giving, via employee giving, Corporate Social Responsibility  and community programmes.
Joe Crome

Joe Crome

Head of Business Development and CAF American Donor Fund
Joe Crome, CAP, leads the American Donor Fund team, delivering a market leading philanthropy service for dual US/UK taxpayers.

In his dual role, Joe also leads CAF’s Business Development team, to drive growth and accelerate business development activities across our Giving and Impact Services.
Edward Garrett

Edward Garrett

Head of Private Clients
Ed joined CAF in April 2020 bringing with him extensive experience of managing corporate and private clients in both commercial and third sectors as well as front-line experience of running a social enterprise. His role is to lead CAF’s entire Private Client proposition, including both the CAF Charitable Trust and CAF American Donor Fund teams.

Having started his career in legal practice Ed moved into the London Insurance market where he managed the client service division of a specialist professional risk brokerage, leading a team advising and supporting a portfolio of major national and international professional services firms. Pursuing his interest in delivering positive social impact Ed joined a start-up social enterprise where he oversaw the development of a national network of independent and state school partnerships providing opportunities and resources to the most deserving young people in the UK.

Ed is particularly passionate about improving social equality through access to quality education and the potential of blended finance and digital technologies to maximise the impact of capital deployment for social and environmental initiatives.
Dina Henry

Dina Henry

Chief Operating Officer, CAF Bank
Dina is responsible for leadership of the Bank’s operational team and driving growth and impact within the charity sector.
Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt

Director of Customer & Lending, CAF Bank
Richard Hunt heads CAF Bank’s Lending Team focusing on working with charities to find the right financial solutions.
Neil Poynton

Neil Poynton

Director of Charities, Product & Development
Neil focuses on the needs of charities, helping them with their finances to increase their impact.
Catherine Mahoney

Catherine Mahoney

Research Manager
Catherine Mahoney is Research Manager at the Charities Aid Foundation specialising in philanthropic giving trends. 
Ashling Cashmore

Ashling Cashmore

Head of Impact and Advisory
Ashling Cashmore heads up Charities Aid Foundation's Impact Accelerator: a team of over 20 experts in strategic impact advisory, grantmaking and social investment. Her career has spanned social impact consultancy, philanthropy advisory, and strategic communications advisory. Ashling has supported companies, investors, foundations, and non-profits across the world in their quest for social impact and has extensive experience advising HNW and UHNW clientele.
Jessie Krafft

Jessie Krafft

Interim CEO, CAF America
Jessie is Interim CEO at CAF America after joining the organisation in 2011 and holding various roles. In her previous role as Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Jessie managed the External Affairs, Donor Services, and Thought Leadership teams and coordinated strategy and operational management with the Business Development and Grant Services teams.