Elizabeth is the Founder of Hands on London with extensive experience of flexible volunteering in the United States. Elizabeth started her career as a paralegal at Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach LLP in New York then moved to London initially as a consultant for equity market surveys and then at Credit Suisse in convertible finance and European equities sales trading. Elizabeth co-founded a fund of hedge funds called Constellar Capital in NY. Between 2010 and 2013, Elizabeth ran Hands on London as Chief Executive Officer.
Jon has worked in the voluntary sector since 1999. He has worked as an Operations Manager for the Homeless Charity St.Petroc’s Society in Cornwall, a Network Manager for Scout Enterprises supporting Heathcare and young people and latterly as Service Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society in South East London. Jon is passionate about volunteering and the real impact that individuals can make in their community.
Our Valuable Team Members
Carolyn has been a board member of Hands on London since 2011, which was the inaugural year of the Wrap Up London campaign. Carolyn has an extensive volunteer background, which includes supporting the United Way campaign and Chicago Cares along with serving as a youth group leader to teenagers for 10 years. Having worked in the financial services industry as an office manager for the past 20 years, she lends project management, facilities and organisational skills to Hands on London.
Nisha is a corporate property lawyer working at US law firm Reed Smith LLP in London where she specialises in acquiring and selling high value investment properties. Combining her legal expertise with her passion to volunteer, Nisha also undertakes pro-bono legal work assisting charities with property law issues. Nisha joined Hands on London as a Trustee in September 2015 having previously volunteered with the charity.
Rachael is a Certified Public Accountant working at international public accounting firm, BDO LLP, in the London office as an Audit Assistant Manager specialising in the consumer markets practice. She has worked in audit and assurance for 5 years, previously in the BDO USA Philadelphia office. Rachael is also a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is an active member in the London chapter. Rachael has facilitated charitable events with both BDO and the Junior League, most recently on the Little Black Dress Initiative committee which raised over £30,000 to fight poverty in London.
Lee has worked for Hands on London since 2014. He also works as a part-time fundraiser and part-time helpline work for two other charities. He also contributes podcasts to the academic website Pod Academy. Before working in the charity sector, Lee worked as a radio producer for independent and BBC radio.
Hayley joined Hands on London in 2014 as a fundraising and administration coordinator, and now also project manages events such as our Wrap up London campaign. Prior to joining Hands on London, Hayley spent 6 years working in charity event management and has also worked in media.