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Welcome to Russam Not-for-Profit

Leading a not for profit organisation as CEO or part of the senior management team requires a special kind of person, someone of exceptional talent and personal integrity.

For 32 years, Russam GMS has been at the very forefront of providing both permanent and interim management solutions for charities and not for profits. We find individuals with the skills to thrive in demanding leadership roles where vision and determination must be combined with effectiveness and creativity.

Not only are we NCVO’s preferred supplier for charities and not for profits, through our partnership with them and Bates Wells Braithwaite in Trustees Unlimited and Non Executives Unlimited, we’re one of the biggest recruiters of trustees and non-executives in the sector.

Andrew Cozens, Chair, Carers Trust:

“Ian helped us at Carers Trust to recruit our first Chief Executive, following the merger of the two predecessor charities (Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads). He has a deep knowledge of the not for profit sector, was very flexible and attuned to our needs and helped us find and make an excellent appointment.”

Catherine Devitt, Director of People and Organisational Development, Breakthrough Breast Cancer:

“Olga’s contacts and knowledge of the charity sector are second to none. The breadth and depth of experience she brings combined with the ability and facility with which she can tap into the right cast of people make her my first port of call when addressing a sector-related question”

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Your Career

If you are an experienced executive with specialist skills, a proven track record of achievement, along with drive and energy to deliver results, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll advise and support you throughout your career journey, ensuring you’re treated with the respect and integrity you deserve. Join our elite database today.

Your Career

Selected Assignments

Find out about all of our Not For Profit assignments and available positions by visiting our specialist careers site

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Trustees Unlimited & Non-executives Unlimited

Trustees Unlimited and Non-Executives Unlimited are joint ventures bringing together NCVO, Bates Wells Braithwate (BWB) and Russam GMS. It was established in 2008 to help not for profit organisations recruit high quality trustees in a rigorous and cost effective way.

Consultants - Charities & Not For Profit

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    Lorna McCusker

    Research Consultant

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    Marsha Gosling

    Research Consultant

  3. Stephen Brooker

    Stephen Brooker

    Chair – Charities & Not for Profit

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    John Wilson

  5. Mike Whitlam

    Mike Whitlam

    Special Advisor – Charities & Not for Profit

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    Gary Lawton

    Director, Interim Management

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    Emma Patmore

    Operations Manager, Trustees Unlimited

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    Ian Joseph

    Managing Director

  9. Olga

    Olga Johnson

    Associate Director

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    Melissa Baxter

    Director - Executive Search

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Case Studies - Charities & Not For Profit

  1. Welcare case study

    Welcare ( is a registered UK charity providing support for families and children across South London and East Surrey. Its origins are as a social welfare ...Read More »

  2. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) which was founded in 1996 is the qualifying body for UK paediatricians and is a UK registered charity. The Colle...Read More »

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News and Views

  1. The key ways to improve charity boards in 2015

    Just over half (55%) of trustees surveyed by Trustees Unlimited said that having better and more frequent communication between board meetings is the number one factor th...Read More »

  2. Do you want to improve your business skills and become happier in 2015? Become a charity trustee!

    If you are want to accelerate your professional development and become happier in 2015, then consider becoming a charity trustee. A survey by the charity Pilotlight[i]...Read More »

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