Amy Clarke

Head of Private Clients, Charities Aid Foundation UK


Amy is an award winning senior leader and Head of Private Clients (previously Head of Advisory) at the Charities Aid Foundation. She has 20 years experience in sustainable business, social capital management, and impact advisory and investing in consultancy, charity and industry. She has held several senior positions heading up sustainability and corporate responsibility teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Microsoft, as well as a specially designated Executive Director position at a leading environmental behaviour change charity. Amy is a hands on business woman with a passion for driving sustainable financial growth through social innovation and intra and entrepreneurship. An alchemist at heart who recognises the strength of colliding different skills, different experiences and different resources to achieve breakthrough impact.

In her current role, Amy heads up a team of 18 private client advisors, managing over 2500 major donors from around the world, and stewarding over £0.7bn of philanthropic and social investment capital, helping clients invest in high impact partners across a broad and diverse range of economic, social and environmental issues.

Amy is a trustee of The Blue Cross, one of the UK's oldest animal rescue charities, and is also part of the Age at Work Leadership Group at Business in the Community (formerly the Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME), formerly one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s charities and now merged with Business in the Community, another charity established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales ). Amy was formerly a trustee of PRIME as an independent charity. She has previously held positions as Chair of the Advisory Board for Heropreneurs and as a non executive director for Green Rewards. She has spoken at various conferences globally and is a regular contributor to various print and online media.

Amy is one of Spears Top 500 Advisors for 2014 and 2015.