P3 CEO appointed to Charity Commission board

Mark Simms, CEO of charity P3 has been appointed to the Charity Commission’s board, along with Rory Brooks and Shrenik Davda.

All three will serve three-year terms commencing 27 March 2023.

Simms has been CEO of P3 for nine years and has more than 25 years of experience within the charity sector working in roles including fundraising, project management and advocacy.

Simms has served for much of his career as a Non-Executive Director or Trustee of many independent charities, large and small. His current portfolio includes: trustee of Homeless Link, non-executive director of New Leaf, a social enterprise run for and by people who have been in prison, non-executive director of The Big Issue Invest and advisor to the CEO of Big Society Capital.

Also appointed was Rory Brooks, former founder of MML capital and Shrenik Davda, an independent member and the supervisory board of Nova jubljanska Banka d.d. a universal bank active in South Eastern Europe and also serves on the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian bank Ukrgasbank in addition to a lay member of the board of newspaper and magazine regulator IPSO.

Brooks, along with his wife established their family philanthropic foundation in 2005 with a focus on social disadvantage, education, and arts. Among other government appointments, he was the donor member of the Pearce Review into philanthropy in HE (2012). He has “consistently promoted” philanthropy and was awarded a CBE in 2015.

Davda has held a number of executive banking roles, including at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, in addition to serving as trustee for three charities focussed on: Orphan Support in East Africa; Humanitarian Aid for Refugees in the Middle East and Girls Education in Kenya.

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