Lucy de Groot

Lucy has had a wide range of executive and non-executive roles across the charity and public sectors. She is currently a Lay Member and Audit Chair of the NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group, a Trustee of the Baring Foundation, and a Trustee of JoinIn the sports volunteering charity. She is on the NCVO Advisory Council.

Lucy moved into local government following ten years as a community activist in North Islington, Greater Manchester, and Hackney. Since then she has held senior roles across the charity, local and central government sectors. She ran the local government improvement agency, was a director of public services at HM Treasury and was the chief executive of Bristol City Council, leading the council though local government re-organisation. She received her CBE for services to local government in 2009.

As CEO of CSV (now Volunteering Matters) Lucy undertook a major transformation and restructuring programme to enable the national charity to survive. Previous non-executive roles include Chair of New City College (the merged Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Redbridge FE Colleges), a trustee of the east London charity Community Links, and Vice Chair of Governors for the Working Men’s College (Camden’s adult education community college).