Research Manager


Fiona has broad experience in public and charity policy, focusing on improvements to commissioning and market management across local and central government public services.

Examples of Recent Work


  • The Voluntary Sector in Health (The King’s Fund, 2011)
  • Voluntary Sector Consortia: where are we now (NCVO, 2013)
  • TUPE consultation response (NCVO, 2013)
  • Payment by Results and the Voluntary Sector (NCVO, 2014)
  • Supporting Good Health: the role of the charity sector (NPC, 2014)
  • Failing the Public (NPC, 2014)


  • Led design of the three-year arts sector development programme, Cultural Commissioning, on behalf of Arts Council England
  • Managed the two-year Commercial Masterclass charity sector training programme on behalf of the Cabinet Office
  • Managed the 2,500 cross-sector member Public Service Delivery Network, funded by Cabinet Office

Qualifications and Career

  • Partnerships for Older People Projects, Age Concern Sheffield, 2006
  • Lambeth Voluntary Action Council, 2009
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 2010
  • NPC (New Philanthropy Capital) 2013

Pro Bono

  • Chair, Wheels for Wellbeing (2011-14) (Guardian Charity Award winner, 2013)
  • Volunteer, Abortion Support Network