Monica is an experienced senior charity executive with extensive experience of working in and with the voluntary sector. She leads CAF’s grantmaking and consultancy advice for charities and legacy programmes.
She has held a number of senior positions including as assistant director for Trident Reach the People Charity where she had responsibility for leading on strategic change for the charity, growing their social investment business ethos and some aspects of service delivery; 12 years as the national head of England for BBC Children in Need contributing to the strategic direction of the charity, managing a significant fundraising/grantmaking portfolio across England and extensive stakeholder management. This was preceded by roles as a business analyst and senior grant manager for the Community Fund (BIG Lottery) and the head of the Community Development Unit for South Birmingham College. She also has experience of youth training, community development and working with young offenders.
In her spare time Monica mentors young people who have been disaffected by the education system and/or life in general.