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Last updated October 2018

Countdown to the ACO Autumn Summit 2018

ACO's Autumn Summit 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October at Barclays' HQ at Canary Wharf in London. If you are coming please book now!


ACO Charity Member: £95

Non-member charities: £150

Offer for charity members:

buy 3 tickets and get 1 free

Offer for charity non-members:
book and get £50 off annual membership in your first year

Book tickets via the Eventbrite website. Members and non-members welcome.

Supported by Barclays Investment Solutions

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Modern grantmaking is changing and charities are leading the way in meeting the changing needs of individuals.

ACO members have tremendous power and influence to do good and improve people's lives, but face choices in how to best provide help. This event aims to pick up on the issues that need assessing and present innovations in providing support to beneficiaries. Join us for the best networking event in a sector that is rapidly moving to meet the many challenges of today and the future.


William Hobbs Head of investment strategy, Barclays Investment Solutions

William joined Barclays' Equity Research team in 2005, covering the global consumer sector. He then moved to the Investment Strategy team to focus on global equity strategy for the EMEA division. He is now Head of Investment Strategy. He is a fellow of the Securities Institute and has over 10 years' experience in the financial sector.

Stefan Baskerville, Director, Organising & Movement Building at New Economics Foundation

Stefan is Director for Organising and Movement Building, responsible for NEF’s work focused on organising with people, communities and campaigns to build their power to make change across housing, work and pay, the environment, social policy, and the economy. Stefan previously worked as a lead organiser with Citizens UK, organising with hundreds of leaders from civil society on a range of campaigns and as part of the team which ran the Living Wage campaign including in Whitehall, the retail sector and at Heathrow airport. He has given comment to a range of media including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Guardian, Independent, Times, Telegraph, Mirror, Sun, Evening Standard, LBC, London Live, BBC World Service. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College, Oxford and is a former President of Oxford University Student Union.

Emma Revie, Chief Executive at the Trussell Trust

Emma comes with a wealth of experience in the charity sector and is passionate about finding a long-term solution to help the growing number of people who are struggling to put food on the table. Previously at Ambition, a national membership body for organisations working with young people, she took up her role as Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust in February 2018. The Trussell Trust's 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2016/17, it gave 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

Angela Kail, Head of Funders Tea, New Philanthropy Capital

Angela has been at NPC for ten years and leads the team driving their work with corporates, grant-making trusts and individuals. This includes strategy consulting, reviews of grants, and evaluations. She was instrumental in developing NPC's approach to theory of change. She has recently published research on partnerships between corporates and charities.

Faye Jordan, Senior Citizenship Manager at Barclays UK Citizenship, providing an overview of some of Barclays recent research on societal issues in the UK and an update on our programming and charity partnerships.

Jodie Gill, Engagement and Communications Director at CABA,

"Benevolence in the 21st Century". An interactive session exploring how the sector is transforming to meet the changing needs of modern society.

Mental health issues for grantmakers

Hosted by Simone Sear, Director of Welfare at Racing Welfare and Jo Grant, Mental Health Awareness Project Coordinator, Lionheart.  This is an interactive session where ACO members share their experience of developing mental health support services for their beneficiaries.


Registration; Tea & Coffee
11.00am Market Report from William Hobbs Head of Equity Strategy, Barclays
11.30am Stefan Baskerville, Director, Organising & Movement Building at New Economics Foundation
12.15pm Emma Revie, Chief Executive at the Trussell Trust
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Angela Kail, Head of Funders Team, New Philanthropy Capital
2.30pm Faye Jordan, Senior Citizenship Manager at Barclays UK Citizenship
3.00pm Jodie Gill, Engagement and Communications Director at CABA
3.45pm Tea break
4.15-5.15pm Mental health issues for grantmakers
5.15pm Drinks Reception


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