The Ethical Angel Story
Ethical Angel was established in 2018 with a vision to digitise volunteering benefiting people, planet and profit. Our application is designed to make it easy for users to find and engage with experiences that are valuable to them.
"Benefiting people, planet and profit"
As a virtual marketplace Ethical Angel has two primary user types. Causes, (organisations delivering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) who are able to get free education and implementation of projects that will save them time, energy and money. And, Angels, often employees of subscribing organisations who use the real-world experiences for impact and learning opportunities.
The Ethical Angel Tribe
Ethical Angel has a fantastic team, a mix of experience, ambition and passion.
Lord Hastings CBE
Lord Dr. Michael Hastings, Baron of Scarisbrick CBE is the former Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG International. He was previously the BBC's Head of Public Affairs and then the first Head of Corporate Responsibility. He is the second Chancellor of Regent's University London.
Rosemary Macdonald BEM
Rosemary is the CEO of UK Community Foundations, the membership organisation for 46 community foundations across the UK. They are the national voice for members, promoting place-based philanthropy and supporting grassroots charities through funding programmes. Their members have a deep understanding of the needs in their areas and work with donors, partners and the voluntary sector to find local solutions to local issues.
Sir Stephen O'Brien CBE
Sir Stephen O’Brien is Chairman of London Works and a Trustee of the Mayor’s Fund For London, Barts Charity and Foundation For Future London. He was the first Chief Executive of Business in the Community and is a Vice President of the charity.
Rev Steve Chalke MBE
Reverend Steve Chalke is the founder and CEO of the Oasis Charitable Trust a former United Nations' Special Adviser on Human Trafficking and a social activist. With 53 schools, Oasis has been helping to build communities where everyone can thrive.
Paul Williams is an experienced Entrepreneur and Businessman who increasingly also serves in the Charity sector. He has founded and run numerous companies over the last 30 years. His companies have included, World Publications (which he sold to the BBC), MLS Group a business support Services Company whose core business was running fully serviced offices in around 80 locations across the UK, India and China. And, Freetricity a residential solar installer/maintainer which in August 2013 secured funding in excess of £30m closed with Macquarie bank.
Alexander graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Politics with Economics and then spent 7 years working in investment management before launching Ethical Angel in 2018. Alexander is regularly invited to speak on panels, contribute to media and in 2020 was part of the UK ‘tech4good’ Trade Mission to India. In his spare time, he enjoys supporting other entrepreneurs, sailing, trekking and acting as a trustee of International NGO, Kidasha which works to support children in Nepal.
Zak is a Client Service Partner at Slalom, having joined them from Accenture where he was the Industry portfolio lead for Accenture's Chemicals and Natural Resources business in the UK. Zak’s experience spans a wide array of industry sectors with specific clients including: Alcatel, Anglo American, Merck, BP, Burmah Castrol, DeBeers, ICI/Akzo Nobel, Jaguar, Johnson Matthey, JP Morgan, Tarmac/CRH, National Grid/Cadent Gas, Tata Steel and Thames Water. At all of these clients, Zak has typically been involved in helping drive business value from large-scale transformation initiatives.
Tim is a Chartered Financial Analyst “CFA” charter holder and completed BSc in Industrial Economics at Warwick University. Tim has worked for Bloomberg, ABM as a Prop Trader and several funds and family offices as an advisor and member of the investment committee. In 2018, Tim co-founded Moscar Capital, a VC fund focussed on growth capital investments and acts as their Chief Investment Officer.
Martin is an accomplished and experienced senior director, with extensive experience working across private commerce and the public sector with an enviable record focussing on sound operational delivery, including making significant savings, enhancing quality and delivering transformational change. His career has seen him work with fledging companies to develop and convert vision and strategy into tangible outcomes to drive profitable growth.
Tony has held several executive positions across his career, including Head of Technology at Mercer, Chief Information and Digital Officer at the University of Warwick, CEO of Mintec and MD and CTO of Castle Trust. Experienced across start-ups, SMEs and fortune 500 companies with a proven capability to analyse complex situations and determine simple, effective actions and drive operational excellence. Originally from Florida, USA, Tony and his family have settled in the UK.
Alvin is passionate about designing contextually relevant, efficient and evidence based services that translate into economic transformation for societies across Uganda. He enjoys working with communities to boost their income stability through advancing market driven skills acquisition, access to finance and investment opportunities and technology driven initiatives.
Peter is a Chartered Accountant, trained at Deloitte Touche who has over 28 years experience as an International Group Finance Director. He has taken (as FD) a company onto the London Stock Exchange and worked with Private Equity backed Media companies for 10 years with revenues ranging from £1 million to over £70 million employing over 450 staff. Peter completely understands the rigours of working for a public company, an American owner and the expectations of Financial Institutions.
Emily has had a varied career, with experience as a secondary school teacher, an entrepreneur and a range of roles in the edtech space. For the past few years, she has focussed on customer success. She specialises in taking a holistic approach to ensure that clients realise the highest value - championing client views, refining processes and using data to ensure the best outcomes for customers.
Ronan is an experienced software product specialist, with a background in both business consultancy and software engineering. He worked for a number of years as a full stack software engineer and project manager. He has spent the last 4+ years working specifically in product management. He is passionate about user experience and minimal product design. He has over 6 years of lecturing experience and is eager to pass learning on. He joined Ethical Angel in 2020 and is product manager for the current software suite.
Natu completed a BA degree in Politics at the University of Essex, and went on to spend some time volunteering with local charities, where he developed a profound interest in the third sector and its development. He joined Ethical Angel in 2019 and specialises in developing engaging content and strategic partnerships to grow the cause user base, educating and empowering causes to receive the expert support they need.
A commercially minded strategist accelerating organisations through technology in service of business and customer outcomes. Trusted advisor to big business, ambitious startups, and highly impactful not for profits. Wearer of many hats including strategy, commercial, marketing, governance and partnerships. Passionate to progress organisations and enable them to realise their potential.
Joe is a highly experienced marketer and consumer psychologist with extensive experience in the education, training and travel sectors. Focusing on both digital and inbound marketing, Joe is passionate about creating valuable content and meaningful interactions with customers that will add value at every step of the customer journey. He joined the Ethical Angel Team in February 2021 and is responsible for all areas of marketing.
With his strong entrepreneurial background, Daniel Aprea brings to the table over 10 years of experience in business development, consulting and coaching across multiple industries. His focus is on building strong relationships with key decision-makers, showing them the value that Ethical Angel can add to their organizations and inviting them to become part of our shared vision to benefit people, planet and profit.
Lucy completed a BA degree in International Relations at the University of Leeds and began volunteering with some of her local charities following the outbreak of Covid-19, where she learnt the third sector was facing crisis point and required support beyond normal volunteering. She joined Ethical Angel in November 2020 and specialises in supporting users through the Knowledge Hub and Live Chat conversations to help our network of skilled business professionals and global cause community get the best out of the platform.