core team

Patrick Shine

Partner

Patrick Shine

Patrick Shine has 15 years’ experience in advising charities, social enterprises and entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on scaling strategies, leadership development and social investment. He also mentors individuals with business experience who wish to transition into the social impact sector. 

He has been a partner at The Shaftesbury Partnership since 2008 and has led the organisation since 2011. Patrick manages the overall business strategy, and as such he has established social ventures in a range of sectors including employability, ageing, youth and education.  

Patrick has active links with policymakers, think tanks and academics, focussing on how policy ideas can be made to work in practice. He was the Founding Chair of The Challenge Network, the leading provider of the government's National Citizen Service programme, and the Founding Governor of the Southwark Free School.

Before joining the voluntary sector, Patrick worked for over 20 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in global fixed income and derivatives, and was a director of Lazard Brothers Asset Management. Patrick read Mathematics at Queens’ College, Cambridge and has an MA in Middle East Studies from SOAS.

Chris Mould

Partner

Chris Mould

Profiled by Guardian Newspapers as one of the UK’s top social entrepreneurs, Chris Mould is an innovative leader, widely experienced in both the public and the voluntary sector.
 
He has led twenty four start-ups and mergers and three dissolutions. With particular expertise translating public policy into practice, Chris has worked with the highest levels of government both in the UK and in the European Union.
 
A career-long, serial innovator, Chris has been responsible for many service developments that have subsequently been widely adopted across the sector. He has long-standing interest and acknowledged expertise in strategic skills and workforce development issues and has contributed substantially on several occasions to policy at national level.
 
Chris has a long track record in pioneering creative partnerships with the media. He is an accomplished public speaker and an effective external advocate for his organization.

Andy Daly

Head of Operations

Andy Daly

Andy has a dual role with The Shaftesbury Partnership. He is Head of Operations within our core team, and he also manages one of our ventures: Social Business Partnership.

Andy has a background in education management and international development, and counts School for Social Entrepreneurs and HCT Group among his previous employers. He is an RSA Fellow and a Fellow (alumnus) of On Purpose UK, a one-year leadership programme for professionals who want to transition into social enterprise. He has a degree in Economics and an MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics.
 

Cherry Parker

Network manager

Cherry Parker

Cherry is Head of Partnerships for Big Venture Challenge. She has over 15 years experience working in strategic communications and management across the business, charity and public sectors. Employers have included the Department of Health, Café Direct, Business in the Community and Social Enterprise UK.

She is a trained coach and has postgraduate diploma in Social Marketing from the University of Brighton. She is a Councillor in Greenwich, where she lives with her husband and young son, and she is currently setting up a local time bank.

Mona Bani

Network manager

Mona Bani

Mona is a Network Manager for Big Venture Challenge. She has broad experience within the social policy and charity sector, both at strategic and delivery level.

She helped the upscale of the social enterprise The Challenge, which is now one of the largest youth organisations in the UK. She was a Consultant to the Department of Education and the Cabinet Office on National Citizen Service, the government’s flagship youth programme, as well as a Policy Advisor at the Cabinet Office, where she worked with local authorities and charities across the UK. She also works as a researcher for the think tanks Demos and the Runnymede Trust.

Skadi Falatik-Papenroth

Network manager

Skadi is a Network Manager for Big Venture Challenge. Her work in the business and charity sectors has taken her to a wide range of countries including Vietnam, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, and previous employers include a Women’s Shelter, The German Agency for International Cooperation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Most recently she was Director of Custom Challenge Programmes at the open innovation company InnoCentive. She led a team that designed and delivered custom innovation projects for government, commercial, and non-profit clients.

Skadi is a trained coach and also volunteers as a mentor for Counterpoint’s “50ft Women Mentoring” programme, which facilitates thoughtful, supportive and productive mentoring relationships between inspirational senior professionals and talented young women in their first years of work.

Pauline Doyle

Network manager

Pauline Doyle

Pauline is a Network Manager for Big Venture Challenge. She has many years experience across the statutory and voluntary sector at senior levels, and previous employers have included NHS, Department of Health, and local government.

More recently Pauline has been working with community and third sector organisations, helping people combine mindful living and work at the heart of their everyday life, and was a consultant with the RSA, working on the Connecting Communities project.

Pauline is a practitioner in systemic therapy, a qualified executive coach and mentor, and works with large organisations as an Action Learning advisor. She is also a member of the European Network of Appreciative Inquiry.