Our Mission

To support Trustees and Executives to be 'the best they can be' through Coaching, Consulting & Interim Management

Our Expertise

Governance; Innovation; Strategy; Income Generation; Team Development and Collaboration

Nigel Kippax

Nigel is Founder & Director of Charity Leaders and the Trustee Fellowship.

His experience includes many years in the corporate sector in senior strategy, business development and consulting roles before moving to the charity sector.

He is Chair of Trustees of a disability charity and formally a charity CEO.

Nigel believes strongly that leaders in voluntary and corporate organisations have a lot to learn from each other


Srabani Sen OBE

Srabani has many years' experience as a successful CEO and over 20 years' experience as an effective board member. With a strong track record of transformational change, she is passionate about organisational effectiveness and connecting leadership, strategy and governance to the needs of beneficiaries and customers in a meaningful and measurable way.

She has been instrumental in changing public policy on key issues of children’s disability and alcohol through devising compelling public and media messaging and developing strong relationships with senior government ministers, civil servants and industry and sector organisations.

Srabani’s CEO roles include the British Association of Adoption and Fostering; Contact a Family and Alcohol Concern and was awarded an OBE for her work with children and families.

Ian White

Ian is an experienced Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary for both listed and major private companies as well as a consultant specialising in corporate governance. His principal area of expertise and interest is in helping boards work as teams and has undertaken both internal and external board reviews for FTSE 100 companies.

He is currently a Trustee of Fitzroy, a £25 million turnover charity for people with learning disabilities. In addition, Ian is a former course leader on the IOD’s 'Role of the Director and the Board' and a qualified coach.

Clive Brazier

Clive has a passion for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of charity operations and promoting sustainable development through partnerships with local government. He believes strongly that no strategy or process improvement will be effective unless the hearts and minds of the people involved have been won over. As such, he always adopts a very inclusive and engaging style with clients.

His experience spans the commercial and charity sectors including Director level appointments in the dairy, hotel, residential construction and food manufacturing industries. Clive is an Enterprise Mentor for University College of London through the ‘Measuring for Good’ programme run by Community Service Volunteers. His is qualified in lean management, sustainability at work (Open University), social responsibility at work and ISO 14001 environmental management.

Howard Exton-Smith

Following a general management career in the private sector, Howard has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, facilitator and coach focusing on management and organisational effectiveness and development.

With a background in psychology, marketing and a Master's in Management, Howard has gained expertise in public, service user and stakeholder consultation. He is interested in the connections between attitudes and behaviour and skills and competencies. He also has extensive experience in a wide range of management development areas including strategy formulation and implementation, business planning, budgeting and finance, project management and governance.

Howard creates an inclusive, participative and solutions-focussed environment to foster learning: a skilled communicator for changing attitudes and behaviour, he is passionate about making a difference.