In the last year, CSV worked with 125,000 volunteers and 5,300 learners, all supported by our staff in offices in London and regional centres throughout the UK.
Where possible we work with other voluntary bodies, government and learning providers to deliver as effective and efficient a service as possible.
Lord Levy was involved in professional practice and then commerce, building up and selling several successful companies. He is also involved in a wide variety of public and communal affairs, deeply rooted in charitable work with abiding interests in the voluntary sector, welfare and education. He is renowned for his fundraising skills and has been described as the number one fundraiser in the UK.
Sir Jon Shortridge KCB is Chairman of the CSV Council. He was the Permanent Secretary for Wales for over nine years establishing the National Assembly for Wales. He has also been interim Permanent Secretary at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and oversaw the transition to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. He is a Council member of Cardiff University and Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University and the University of Wales Institute.
Oonagh began her career in education and after teaching for twenty years she moved into local council, working in management roles within the Education Directorate of Strathclyde Regional Council and holding senior posts in Glasgow City Council and Fife Council. Her work with Local Government Association focused on improving Children’s Services and co-managing the Ageing Well programme. In the mid 2000s, she spent three years at McGill University School of Social Work, teaching social policy and conducting research in First Nations and Inuit communities. She also spent two years in Brussels as part of her role as European Liaison officer at Strathclyde Regional Council, and has considerable European and international experience. Oonagh holds a first class degree in Modern Languages, a Master's in Educational Administration and a Master's in Art History.
Advisory Council Members