Business Problem, Business Solution, Charitable Outcome
ShareGift (Registered Charity no. 1052686) provides a charitable solution to the business problem of small shareholdings. Often unwanted because they are too small to sell, these shares can be transferred to ShareGift at no cost to the shareholder, aggregated and sold to benefit different registered charities. The result is a significant funding stream for the charitable sector which would not otherwise exist, along with substantial savings for companies in administrative costs. Since the charity was set up in 1996, over £20 million has been donated to more than 2,000 charities.
ShareGift works closely with shareholders, Public Limited Companies, solicitors, stockbrokers, financial advisers and charities to create this pool of charitable funds. Click here for more information about how it works.
Viscountess Mackintosh of Halifax FCIS– Executive Chairman
Claire Mackintosh had 16 years' experience in the City prior to setting up ShareGift, the concept of which she had devised during her early career in the 1980s. She first worked as a pension fund manager, subsequently becoming involved in establishing one of the earliest East European private equity funds. Later she specialised in the Korean stockmarket, working partly in Seoul. She is a non-executive director of the Royal Automobile Club and of Platform Securities.
Matthew Orr- Hon. President
Matthew Orr is a co-founder of ShareGift and was a Trustee from the Charity's launch in 1996 until 2012. He also co-founded Killik & Co, and was its Managing Partner and Chief Executive from 1989 to 2006.
In 2006 Claire and Matthew were awarded the prestigious Beacon Special Prize “for their joint innovation and creativity in charitable fundraising through the creation of ShareGift.”
Stephen Scott – Chairman of the Trustees
Stephen Scott was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Vodafone Group plc until his retirement in 2010. Stephen became a Trustee of ShareGift in 2006. Stephen is also an Adviser to Armstrong Bonham Carter, a firm which specialises in Board evaluation, and a Governor of St. Neot's Preparatory School in Eversley, Hampshire.
Paul Killik is the Senior Executive Officer and a founding partner of Killik & Co. In the 1980s, he was responsible for opening the first share shop in Debenhams, when he ran the Private Client Department at Quilter Hilton Goodison.
Paul is a board member of the Wealth Management Association (WMA – the representative body for the investment community). He also chairs the London Stock Exchange/WMA Strategy group and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
John Roundhill is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Ingen Partners, specialising in search and selection of company secretaries and corporate governance work. John was formerly a director of Capita Registrars.
Alan Scott spent almost 30 years at BT where he held various positions, including Deputy Company Secretary and Director Corporate Governance Asia Pac based in Singapore. Following his retirement from BT in 2012, he spent a year as Company Secretary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, after which he headed up ifs ProShare on an interim basis, whilst identifying a successor in the role. He continues to chair the ifs ProShare Advisory Panel. He has wide experience in corporate governance, developing mass shareholder communications and employee share plans.
Susan Swabey is Company Secretary of Smith & Nephew plc, with nearly 30 years' company secretarial experience in a wide range of companies including Prudential plc, Amersham plc and RMC Group plc. Her work has included Board support as well as advice on corporate transactions and governance, CSR and share plans.
ShareGift's trustees donate their services and receive no payment for the work that they do.
Julian Roberts - Chief Executive
Julian has been involved with ShareGift since 2000 and has a background in private equity, having worked on the investment teams at Terra Firma Capital Partners and Advent International.