"Now living in Oxford, Barney gained an MA in medieval studies from Leeds but felt deeply that he would like to 'make the world a better place' and commenced volunteering with Oxfam after university, with whom he remains today. He works as Deputy Trading Director (supporting Oxfam's 21,000 volunteers in 730 shops) and also as Head of New Income overseeing Oxfam's e-commerce, virtual gifts, community fundraising, festival stewarding and events businesses (involving another 10,000 volunteers) as well as Oxfam's fundraising innovation unit.
"Barney first encountered The Conservation Volunteers at sixth form and has always been impressed by The Conservation Volunteers' practical "getting things done" approach. The combination of The Conservation Volunteers' mission for people (social justice) and places (the environment) is what drew him to wanting to volunteer as a Trustee.
"With 16 years of experience behind him Barney has been a Trustee of International Health Exchange and is still a director of the Association of Charity Shops as well as Oxfam Activities Limited (their commercial entity). He brings with him experience in structural development for non-profit organisations where change management or long term financial security are needed; knowledge of public fundraising, charity governance, codes of practice for fundraising and reporting and accountability."
- Trustee, The Conservation Volunteers
Resources and articles
- The Conservation Volunteers People, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.