Helen Walker, Chief Executive
Before joining TimeBank as Chief Executive in 2008, Helen was Director of Fundraising at SSAFA Forces Help and was previously Head of Fundraising at Hospitality Action, the benevolent association for the hospitality industry. Brought up on the Isle of Man, Helen now lives in East London. She studied for a degree and M.Phil at the London School of Economics before joining the School of Oriental and African Studies as Briefing Officer, and starting her fundraising career in the charity sector. She was inspired to work in the voluntary sector after volunteering as a Trustee of a small charity funding a school for deaf children in Tanzania. On joining TimeBank, Helen undertook a fundamental review of the organisation’s vision, mission and values to define the charity’s core direction in its second decade. A new brand and website was launched in September 2010 reflecting this strategic review. During the last two years – and in a challenging economic climate for the voluntary sector - Helen’s focus has been on ensuring TimeBank’s long-term sustainability. This has been achieved by developing a comprehensive business plan, increasing the charity’s income streams and building a solid platform for the charity’s future development.
TimeBank has evolved to focus on two core areas of expertise: volunteer mentoring and employee volunteering.