Bruce Gordon, Chairman
Bruce has been Chairman of the Treasurers Forum since 2007 and is an enthusiastic supporter of the work that Treasurers carry out and the contribution they make to the huge range of charities they are involved in. Bruce is currently Treasurer of NCVO and was previously Treasurer at Guide Dogs for the Blind where his portfolio included fundraising as well as finance.
From 2001 to 2008 Bruce was a senior partner of Deloitte LLP responsible for the Southern Region. His clients included a number of FTSE100 and FTSE 350 companies.. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2001, he was the UK Regional Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen. He is the founder of Thames Valley Capital Limited, which advises venture capital funds.
Stephen is an external member of the House of Commons Audit Committees, chairs the charity practice of Russam GMS Interim Executive Resourcing, in which capacity he also serves as a director of Trustees Unlimited, and also works as a self-employed consultant to charities of all sizes: local, national and international specialising in corporate governance and financial and business strategy.
For 10 years he served as a non-executive director of the East & North Herts NHS Trust, a large acute hospital trust, was Chair of the Audit Committee of the Law Society for 6 years and, currently, is a Trustee, Vice Chairman and Honorary Treasurer of the British Council for Prevention of Blindness, a grant making charity. He is also a member of the Court of City University.
Stephen is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, serving on the Court since 1999 and is Chair of the Trustees both of their main charity and also The Glove Collection Trust.
Heather is a client investment director at CCLA. She trained originally as a chartered accountant and has worked in charity finance since qualifying in 1992. Before working full time in investment management, her roles included that of finance director at the British Lung Foundation, editor of Charity Finance magazine, and audit manager at Kingston Smith LLP. She joined CCLA in July 2008 from the charity investment team at HSBC Global Asset Management.
Heather has wide experience as a charity trustee and honorary treasurer.
In addition to her role with the Honorary Treasurers Forum she is a
trustee of CABA, the chartered accountants’ benevolent association.
Heather also serves on the investment committee and audit committees
of the Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest independent grantmaker. As
well as chartered accountancy, her qualifications include the Diploma
of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment; the ICAEW's
Diploma in Charity Accounting; and an MBA from Manchester Business School.