Lisa Gagliani MBE

The early part of my career was in health foods and supplements and my career progressed through marketing and product development. Then, after a decade as chief executive of Kingston Chamber of Commerce, I switched to the charity sector where I have remained ever since. Since 2015, I have run my own consultancy, supporting charities through transformations as an interim leader. In 2019, I was appointed by the trustees of Genetic Disorders UK as interim CEO. Through the covid-19 pandemic I navigated a series of channels to reshape the core strategy and mission, to uncouple the sector-wide fundraising campaign to a new entity and set in motion steps to help create Immunodeficiency UK, where I am proud to be a Founding Trustee and Treasurer. I live on the Isle of Wight with my husband and two dogs. I am chief executive of Island-based arts for wellbeing charity Independent Arts and am also a trustee of The Island Collection.