Leadership in the voluntary sector
The Private Equity Foundation (PEF)
CFE were commissioned to assess the leadership and management needs of the chief executives and senior management team of charities supported by The Private Equity Foundation (PEF).
The Private Equity Foundation (PEF) has been created by leading European private equity firms as a charitable vehicle for the European private equity industry. PEF is seeking to "apply private equity to charity", where the investment by PEF will create significant value. PEF take a rigorous approach to charity selection, applying private equity skills to identify, evaluate, select and monitor charities.
The project included:
Identifying leadership needs through indepth qualitative interviews with chief executives and in some cases their senior management team
Validation and refining of interview findings through a workshop made up of Trustees, PEF clients and other stakeholders
Publishing the outcomes of the workshop to the wider voluntary sector community, business schools and other key stakeholders
Inviting submissions from business schools to support the leadership and management needs identified
Evaluating and appointing, using a commissioning group drawn from the Trustees, PEF client companies and an independent expert to appoint a preferred provider(s).