Staff

David Warner  - Director
David joined London Funders in September 2013, and has been working for almost 30 years in the charity sector, mostly recently spending 10 years as Chief Executive of a national animal rescue and rehoming charity. Previous roles included a period working as an Independent Consultant working with funders and funded charities in London, with the rest of his career being spent working in homelessness and supported housing, including time working in direct access hostels, as a Regional Director at Stonham Housing Association, and 5 years as Director of Homeless Network (the umbrella body for homelessness charities in London) prior to its merger with National Homeless Alliance to create Homeless Link.

Over the last 30 years David has held a number of non-executive and trustee roles, including being a trustee and treasurer at LVSC, and Chair of the Revolving Doors Agency. David is currently Chair of Engines Orchestra and a trustee of Toynbee Hall.

Geraldine Blake- Interim Projects Director
Geraldine joined London Funders in September 2016. Geraldine’s career has been in the charity sector, most recently as Chief Executive of Community Links, a social action charity working alongside local people to tackle inequality in east London and to share the learning nationally.  Prior to that, Geraldine founded and ran a social enterprise, GAP Research, which supported residents and service users to work with public agencies to design effective solutions to long standing problems.  Geraldine is a Trustee of the John Ellerman Foundation and a member of the London Communities Commission.

Geraldine Tovey  - Networks and Partnerships Co-ordinator
Geraldine joined London Funders in November 2015, and has been working in the charity sector since graduating in 2012. Previous roles have entailed working for health and education charities, most recently working for City and Hackney Mind as a Single Point of Entry Officer.