TimeBank appoints new Chief Executive

Julia Shipston Julia Shipston

The national volunteering charity TimeBank is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Phil Pyatt. He joins TimeBank from Action for Stammering Children, where he was Chief Executive, helping to rebrand the charity and reposition it as the leading UK charity for children and young people who stammer.

Phil will take over as TimeBank’s new Chief Executive on 29th January 2019, replacing Helen Walker who stepped down after 10 years at TimeBank to become Chief Executive at Carers UK.

Phil Pyatt said: “I’m hugely excited and honoured to be appointed Chief Executive of TimeBank to work on its hugely successful volunteering and mentoring projects that tackle some of the UK’s most complex social issues. TimeBank has been at the forefront of volunteering for nearly 20 years and has impacted a huge number of people’s lives through its strong track record of mentoring, employee volunteering and volunteer-led English language training which have transformed the lives of both beneficiaries and those volunteering.

I look forward to building on the incredible work that Helen and the team have undertaken and leading TimeBank through its 20th year and beyond.” 

Before joining Action for Stammering Children in 2016, Phil was Director of Inspiring the Future at the Education and Employers Taskforce, helping to grow the online programme to engage over 10,000 teachers and more than 30,000 volunteers, and was also Director of Engagement at Localgiving.com, helping small local charities raise over £4 million in online donations.

He has worked both in interactive television and at the BBC and moved to the voluntary sector to work on youth projects.  This led him to the charity Crimestoppers, where he headed up the youth team and also to NESTA where he worked on education projects on innovation.

Peter Beeby, chair of TimeBank, said: “Now more than ever volunteering needs a passionate advocate to ensure we have a climate in which it flourishes and that its value is recognised. TimeBank has shown the vital role that volunteers play in building stronger and more inclusive communities, and we are very excited that Phil Pyatt will be our new Chief Executive to take this work forward. He brings a wealth of experience and a passion for volunteering that will help us continue to grow and thrive.”


Media contact

For media information, contact Julia Shipston, Communications Manager at TimeBank: 07713163003; julias@timebank.org.uk


About TimeBank:


·         TimeBankis a national volunteering charity, started in 2000. It recruits and trains volunteers to deliver projects to tackle complex social problems including mentoring ex-service men, women and their families who are struggling to adapt to civilian life; helping refugees and asylum seekers to settle into UK life and ensuring carers have the support they need.  

·         TimeBank also works with businesses to engage their staff in volunteering – and our extensive volunteer-led project offering language training to UK residents with little or no knowledge of English has also become a core part of our work.

·         TimeBank believes that great volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and beneficiaries by building stronger, happier and more inclusive communities.

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