Pennies from Heaven Distribution is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, based in London and supervised by two executive directors. This company is responsible for collecting the donated funds from an employer who is participating in the Pennies from Heaven Scheme and paying these to the selected charities.
To ensure proper governance of the scheme, Pennies from Heaven Distribution Limited is separate from Pennies from Heaven Fundraising Limited. There is no cross ownership between the two companies and the board of directors of each is completely independent of the other with no cross directorships. A legally binding agreement defines the respective duties of each company under the Pennies from Heaven Scheme.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pennies from Heaven Distribution Limited is Ian Jones.
Ian read economics and politics at Cambridge University, then entered the civil service with the aim of working in one of the economic departments. Naturally, he was posted to the Home Office where he moved between the Criminal and Police Departments for several years.
In 1983 he joined the Department of Trade and Industry, working successively on telecommunications issues, small firms policy and becoming the Department’s Regional Director in London and the South East in 1990.
Ian became Chief Executive of the Employment Tribunals Service in 1997, joined UK Trade and Investment in 2000, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2002 and in 2007 he became the Director of the Office of Manpower Economics. He retired in 2010.
Since retirement, Ian has turned to village activities – trustee of almshouses, chairman of a local history group and a director of the Community Centre. He plays bridge but, courtesy of Old Father Time and a replacement knee, no longer cricket.
Ian has known John for many years. He says “I have long admired Pennies from Heaven for its simplicity and ability to persuade large numbers of people to become involved in charitable giving. I recognise the important role that Pennies from Heaven Distribution plays in reassuring donors, companies and charities about the process – in short that the correct sums of money are going to the right charities in a timely fashion.”
The Board has two Directors Peter Beales and David Atterbury Thomas.
Peter Beales, Senior Adviser at AFME, focuses on extra-territorial/cross-border conduct of business issues (as well as assisting Member firms on compliance, legal, tax and accounting matters). As well as the role of AFME Managing Director until September 2014, his previous career included working for the Bank of England, 1977-1985; FCO (UKREP), 1985-1987; and the British Bankers’ Association, 1987-1992 followed by the London Investment Banking Association. He is currently a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee and the Banking Act Banking Liaison Panel.
David Atterbury Thomas
David has been a longstanding trustee and volunteer in the charitable sector. He is Trustee/Treasurer of Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, Chair of Governors at Blackheath High School GDST and Treasurer of one of the City Churches. As a Chartered Accountant his early career was spent with Reed Elsevier and then for many years David was Group Finance Director at Grayling, an international public relations and public affairs group. Now a consultant, he helps charities and businesses with strategy, organisation of financial operations and financial and stakeholder reporting.
For further information on Pennies from Heaven Distribution Limited please contact:
Pennies from Heaven Distribution Ltd
PO Box 542
Oxfordshire. OX28 9NE
Registered Number: 03931760 (England & Wales)
Registered Office: The Studio. 377 – 399 London Road. Camberley. Surrey. GU15 3HL
Auditors: Sumner & Moore. Camberley.