Since joining over a decade ago, Iona has researched a myriad of topics for NPC, analysed over 50 charities, and helped us develop our strategy services for charities.
Iona advises charities and funders on improving their impact. She leads NPC’s work on social investment, having produced guidance for both charities and funders, and takes a particular interest in charity governance through her involvement with our seminars for trustees. Her clients include the Clothworkers’ Foundation, Scope and East London Business Alliance, among others. Iona also runs NPC’s training courses on social investment and strategic analysis for funders and charities.
Iona is a regular commentator on issues facing the sector and has appeared on BBC Television News and Radio 4, and written for The Guardian and CityAM. One charity chair said recently: ‘conference attendees found your practical advice on measurement very helpful and unintimidating’.
Iona joined NPC after a career in finance, including with the then Commonwealth Development Corporation and as a merchant banker. She is a trustee of London Wildlife Trust.
With less than a week to go until the chancellor George Osborne announces the final budget of this parliament, NPC's Iona Joy reflects on the past five years – from social investment momentum to mysterious ministerial reshuffles.
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