Karl Wilding



Karl Wilding became Chief Executive of NCVO in 2019. Previously he was NCVO’s director of public policy and volunteering, where he oversaw their advocacy work on behalf of charities, community groups, social enterprises and volunteering.

Karl started his career at NCVO in their research team and went on to lead their Almanac work, producing the authoritative source of information on the charity sector’s finances.

He has an extensive knowledge of charities and volunteering here and overseas. Prior to joining NCVO, Karl completed a PhD which looked at the history of the relationship between charities and the state.

Karl speaks and writes widely on issues facing the voluntary sector, including public trust, the role of modern charity, and the future of giving and social action.

He is a trustee of Communities 1st in St Albans and of the American charity Creating the Future. He was until recently a non-exec director at Charity Bank and is an honorary visiting fellow at Cass Business School.