The Philanthropy & Grants team is a small group of specialists who work to manage the Fishmongers’ Charitable Trust’s programmes and grants.
As Chairman of the Philanthropy and Grants Committee, Charles leads the Committee in overseeing the philanthropic strategy for both the Company and the FCCT. Following a career in the City, Charles now works as chairman of several public companies and a government grant-giving body and is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Humane Society. He is married with two daughters.
Joanna joined the Company in March 2017. She began her career with Lukoil, one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, where she held the position of Group Finance Director for the Black Sea Region, before taking up the role of Finance Director at Petrotel Oil Refinery and later, Odessa Oil Refiner. Joanna went on to project manage several key infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine’s first LPG plant and a Dry Port Container Terminal in collaboration with the EBRD. She later founded and ran as CEO, a private equity Family Office in London. In recent years, Joanna has worked closely with multiple major aerospace defence companies on sustainability projects across the globe, including Lockheed Martin and Saab Technologies, before joining the Fishmongers’ Company in her current role as COO and Deputy Clerk.
Among Jo’s many roles and responsibilities, she is the Executive lead for Philanthropy and Grants.