Paul Hamlyn Foundation appoints Martin Brookes as new director

Paul Hamlyn Foundation appoints Martin Brookes as new director

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) announced the appointment of Martin Brookes as its new director on 25th March. He will take up his post on 10th June.

Trained as an economist, Brookes worked at the Bank of England and Goldman Sachs before joining New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) in 2001 as head of research. He was appointed chief executive in 2008 and worked there until 2011, when he rejoined the private sector as an economist at Fulcrum Asset Management.

Brookes is chair of the board of trustees of Pro Bono Economics, which he co-founded in 2009. He was previously a non-executive council member of the Economics and Social Research Council.

Jane Hamlyn, chair of Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: “I am delighted that Martin will be joining us as director. His experience in policy, research and impact in the charitable sector and his understanding of philanthropy are ideally suited to our work at Paul Hamlyn Foundation.”

He succeeds Robert Dufton, who led PHF from 2004 to 2013 and who will become a senior visiting fellow at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School for the academic year 2013–14.

Brookes said: “I am extremely pleased to join the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. As a grant recipient in the past, I know personally that the Foundation is a thoughtful and strategic funder, thanks to the tremendous work of Robert Dufton, the board and staff. It is a great privilege to be asked to join such a strong team."

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