Not many people have worked with thousands of business leaders and even fewer have been exposed to their inner values and vulnerabilities in the way Gillian Murray has as CEO of Pilotlight. Gillian says she has the most fascinating job in the world leading an organisation that matchmakes and manages relationships between charities in need of strategic transformation and carefully selected teams of senior professionals and entrepreneurs with skills to offer. Gillian joined Pilotlight as a project manager in October 2005, served as Deputy Chief Executive in 2007 and became its Chief Executive in 2013.
Her work straddles a UK charity sector dealing with increasing deprivation and a business world that is being challenged to pair profit with purpose. She still experiences an element of delight each time these worlds connect, enabling business and charity leaders to learn from each other in the process.