Catherine Manning is Interim CEO and David Thomas is Communications and Campaigns Manager for Social Value UK.
As Interim CEO, Catherine Manning oversees the operations and strategic direction of the UK body for social value and impact management professionals, with a particular expertise in social value assurance and accreditation, and organisational capacity building.
Catherine leads on the management of the social value Assurance and Accreditation services, managing the development of some of the key services, the SVI Practitioner Pathway and Social Value Management Certificate. She manages strategic projects, workshops and training. Prior to her current role, Catherine led the SVUK Inspiring Impact programme work, working with Civil Society networks across England and the whole of the UK to support the development of impact practice in the VCSE sector.
Before joining Social Value UK, Catherine worked in the UK Higher Education sector, the public sector and with a variety of UK and international third sector organisations offering cross sectoral experience now applied into social accounting.
Catherine holds a BA in Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology, as well as an MA in International Development: Public Policy and Management, from the University of Manchester.
As Communications and Campaigns Manager, David Thomas manages all social media channels, website content, newsletters and promotional materials for Social Value UK. David works alongside partner organisations and Social Value Networks worldwide. David is our lead contact on the How Do Companies Act campaign.
Before joining Social Value UK, David worked in the charity sector in communications as well as a freelance creative copywriter, photographer and journalist.
David holds an LLB in Law with Accounting and Finance from the University of Liverpool.