Michael O’Toole is CEO at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF), since 2018. Previously he was Chief Executive of Mentor UK, a national charity working to help every child grow up free from the harms caused by drugs. He was the UK’s first Crown Representative for the Voluntary & Community Sector. In this role he advised across government on how to strengthen charities’ role in the commissioning of public services and how charities can partner with businesses delivering public contracts. In this role and much of his professional experience he is passionate about the role charities play in building communities and especially in helping the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
He has been a Trustee of three charities, a school governor and led the establishment of a new charitable consortium working in the children’s services early intervention sector.
CCF is a community and philanthropic leader dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Cambridgeshire. CCF works with local authorities and businesses to actively inspire and facilitate philanthropy to invest in important community programmes through grants programmes.
Michael is delighted to be part of Business in the Community (BITC) Leadership Board as he is passionate about the role responsible businesses can play in building thriving communities and tackling the critical issues that lead to disadvantage for some.