People

Dan Berelowitz - Chief Executive and Co-Founder

Dan Berelowitz – Chief Executive and Co-Founder

Dan co-founded ICSF in 2011 based on his experiences working across a range of social sector organisations. Most recently he was first Director of Tzedek, a worldwide poverty alleviation organisation engaged in projects in Ghana and India, which more than quadrupled in size during his four years of leadership. Dan founded ICSF partly out of a sense of frustration at seeing community transforming projects reinventing the wheel and failing to scale up and replicate. At ICSF, Dan has worked on ...Read More
Michael Norton OBE - Co-Founder

Michael Norton OBE – Co-Founder and Trustee

A ‘serial social entrepreneur’, in 1993 Michael commissioned action-research for ten social ventures on their franchise potential, including organising a national conference and publishing an accompanying handbook on ‘Charity Franchising’. In 1995 he established the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action to promote innovation, and has successfully replicated a range of social ventures including foundations run by young people (YouthBank), street children’s banks in South Asia (Child...Read More
Chris Underhill MBE - Chair

Chris Underhill MBE – Chair of Trustees

Chris is a social entrepreneur working with marginalised people. Chris has founded a number of organisations including Thrive (formerly known as Horticultural Therapy), a UK-based charity working with disabled people and medical professionals in horticulture, gardening and agriculture; Action on Disability and Development, a development agency targeting disabled people in the third world; and BasicNeeds, which works with people with mental disorders and their carers in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanz...Read More
Joanna Stokes - Board member

Joanna Stokes – Trustee

Joanna is a second-year trainee lawyer at Bates, Wells & Braithwaite. She studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester, spending six months studying abroad in America, before doing the GDL and LPC at the College of Law in London. She is the company secretary for ICSF....Read More
Paul Bernstein - Senior Advisor

Paul Bernstein - International Advisory Board

Paul Bernstein is CEO of The Pershing Square Foundation, based in New York. Pershing Square supports social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in areas of critical need—entrepreneurs who demonstrate the means to accelerate social change for the most disadvantaged communities in the US and globally. Focus areas include poverty alleviation, education, health, social justice, the arts and social enterprise. Before joining The Pershing Square Foundation in November 2010, Paul was global managing ...Read More
Ian Goldin - Senior Advisor

Ian Goldin – Senior Advisor

Professor Goldin is currently Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank's senior management team, and was directly responsible for its relationship with the UK and all other European, North American and developed countries. Goldin led the Bank's collaboration with the United Nations and other partners. As Director of De...Read More

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Jon Huggett – Senior Advisor

Jon Huggett advises chief executives globally. His clients include the Wikimedia Foundation and the Open Society Institute. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, and a Fellow of the Young Foundation. Jon is a member of the National Leadership Council of Social Ventures Australia and serves on many board, including --- the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration. Jon has spent 25 years leading and ad...Read More
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Louise Hillman – Finance Manager

After studying Economics at Bristol University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, Louise worked at Credit Suisse for several years. Following a short break to raise her young family, she worked for a bio-diesel manufacturer before joining international NGO Tzedek, an organisation whose aims include working with partners, projects and communities abroad, providing direct support to help local people so they can help themselves. She has been working with the ICSF...Read More
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Kate Wareing – Trustee

Kate has over fifteen years experience of working to address issues of poverty and social justice in the UK. Kate spent five years working as Director of Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme, which works with over 70 partner organisations across the UK to end poverty through community based work and public policy influencing. She is a member of Oxfam’s senior programme leadership team, and has led on the production of Oxfam GB’s strategy for all its work until 2019. Prior to joining Oxfam, K...Read More
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Dr François Bonnici – International Advisory Board

Dr François Bonnici originally trained as a doctor in South Africa, graduating top of his class at the University of Cape Town’s medical school. He subsequently read for a Masters degree in Public Health (London) and a MBA on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, where he was awarded the prize for the best overall MBA student. He was then recognised as a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum based in Geneva, where he undertook a three-year m...Read More
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Dr Christie Peacock – International Advisory Board

Dr Christie Peacock, BSc, PhD, FIBiol, FRSA, FRAgS, Hon DSc Christie Peacock is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Sidai Africa Ltd a social enterprise in Kenya offering quality livestock services through a network of branded franchises. Sidai Africa Ltd is a Kenyan company with start-up financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is owned by the international NGO FARM-Africa. Christie is an animal scientist and former Chief Executive of FARM-Africa. She has worked in agr...Read More
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Jeroo Billimoria – International Advisory Board

Jeroo Billimoria, born in 1965 in Mumbai, trained as a social worker with the intent of helping the millions of children living on the streets of India. In 1996, she founded Childline India, a helpline that gives immediate access to police and healthcare that has now received over 8 million calls for help. In 2004, she turned her effort global and became the Executive Director of Child Helpline International, a sort of helpdesk for toll free child help lines across the world, in 150 different co...Read More
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Simon Myers – Treasurer

Simon is the Executive Director of the West London Synagogue (WLS) and brings to ICSF his experience of running a major charity. Prior to working at WLS, simon spent the previous 20 years in Investment banking, most notably at UBS. Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and was a partner in its Financial Services consultancy practice until 1990. Simon has an MSc in Radiation Physics from London University and a BSc in Physics from Hull University....Read More
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Matt Towner – ICSF Consultant

Matt joined the ICSF following his Master’s degree in Population and Development at the LSE. Having started as an intern working on a proposed replication toolkit, Matt is now a permanent employee and has contributed to a number of projects. He has also co-founded a social enterprise called BeSeen, providing life-improving information to hard-to-reach groups. Previous experience includes interning with SIX at the Young Foundation and working with NGOs in Panama and Egypt. Matt also has a Bache...Read More
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Martha Paren – ICSF Manager

Martha joined ICSF as a consultant in May 2013, leading on the delivery of a range of projects. She joined us from Public Zone, the pro-social division of digital agency Zone, having worked for a vast range of social impact clients including Prostate Cancer UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Diabetes UK. She brings with her experience in research, client and project management and digital.
Previous experience includes Media for Development's prison radio project in HM...Read More
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Greg Coussa – Country Director USA

Greg is the US Country Director for ICSF, leading the expansion efforts of the organization to the United States. During his time at ICSF, Greg has worked with a number of socially focused projects and ventures including PSI, Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, and the UK’s Community Foundation of Wales. Greg has served as a judge for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’s Social Innovation Competition and for the Social Impact Exchange’s Business Plan Competition. Prior to making the m...Read More
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Julie Waites – ICSF Associate

Julie is a commercial franchising expert with over 30 years experience in the sector. She began her franchising career of management and advisory with the Prontaprint Group. From there she moved to Phone-in UK where she was Franchise Director and remained there until she established The Franchise Company in 1991 - a commercial franchise consultancy. Julie has been working with ICSF since its foundation and has worked on many successful social franchising projects for clients in a broad range...Read More