Stephen Manning

Sub editor
A Place on the Board: Ben Osborn of Young Epilepsy

A Place on the Board: Ben Osborn of Young Epilepsy

Osborn joined the charity because of a personal connection with the cause

A Place on the Board: Helen Holgate of the Fostering Network

A Place on the Board: Helen Holgate of the Fostering Network

Holgate believes her experience as a school governor helped when she moved into trusteeship

A Place on the Board: Andrew Wood of Changing Tunes

A Place on the Board: Andrew Wood of Changing Tunes

Wood aims to provide a robust platform for his charity, which employs musicians to build mentoring relationships with prisoners and ex-prisoners with the aim of reducing reoffending

A Place on the Board: Joe Akerman of the Retired Greyhound Trust

A Place on the Board: Joe Akerman of the Retired Greyhound Trust

Akerman says he can give something back by helping to find homes for former racing dogs

A Place on the Board: Joanna Wootten of Stagetext

A Place on the Board: Joanna Wootten of Stagetext

As a keen theatre-goer and beneficiary, her connection with the charity was clear from the start

A Place on the Board: Phil Meredith of Bibs

A Place on the Board: Phil Meredith of Bibs

Meredith got involved with Babies in Buscot Support after his son was born prematurely, and says building awareness is a key task

A Place on the Board: Olivia Shaw of the Wilderness Foundation

A Place on the Board: Olivia Shaw of the Wilderness Foundation

Taking a place on the board at the age of 25 last year, Shaw says she doesn't want to be a token younger person

A Place on the Board: Claire Amaladoss of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

A Place on the Board: Claire Amaladoss of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Four years after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, aged 14, Amaladoss began volunteering with the charity, then moved onto the board

A Place on the Board: Keith Doble of Norsaca

A Place on the Board: Keith Doble of Norsaca

Doble became involved with the autism charity after his son was diagnosed with the condition, and has brought a more business-oriented approach to the board

A Place on the Board: Barbara Want of Winston's Wish

A Place on the Board: Barbara Want of Winston's Wish

Want joined the board after her own family received support from the childhood bereavement charity

A Place on the Board: Sammy Ayalew Assefa

A Place on the Board: Sammy Ayalew Assefa

The African Children's Education Trust sponsored Assefa to study for a masters degree

A Place on the Board: Chloe Donovan of Step Up to Serve

A Place on the Board: Chloe Donovan of Step Up to Serve

The 19-year-old board member of the youth charity says there's no good reason for a charity not to consider appointing a trustee from her age group

A Place on the Board: Jane Tozer of Asthma UK

A Place on the Board: Jane Tozer of Asthma UK

Tozer became a trustee at the charity after she developed the condition herself in adulthood

James Crill of the Jubilee Sailing Trust on why he became a trustee

James Crill of the Jubilee Sailing Trust on why he became a trustee

A present from his wife inspired him to join the board

Career ladder: George Ruiz of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Career ladder: George Ruiz of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

The director of finance and corporate services at the animal welfare charity talks about his career so far

Career Ladder: Gary Forster of Transaid

Career Ladder: Gary Forster of Transaid

The chief executive of the international development charity talks about his career so far

Career ladder: Stephen Steele of ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Career ladder: Stephen Steele of ABF The Soldiers' Charity

The digital communications manager at the armed forces charity talks about his career so far

Career ladder: Emily Robinson, Alcohol Concern

Career ladder: Emily Robinson, Alcohol Concern

The director of fundraising and campaigns at the alcohol campaigning charity talks about her career so far

Career ladder: Emma McGuigan of Autistica

Career ladder: Emma McGuigan of Autistica

The trust fundraising manager at the autism research charity talks about her career so far

Career ladder: Daniel Charles, Canal & River Trust

Career ladder: Daniel Charles, Canal & River Trust

The individual giving manager at the waterways charity talks about his career so far