Webinar: Reserves and Covid

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom


A one hour session, in which David Hole (CASS) and Anna Cummings (DTSA) talk you through an aspect of Independent Examination.



A 20-30 minutes talk, followed by Q&A.

Anna Cummings 

Having always had a head for numbers, Anna Cummings is currently a Charity Finance and HR Manager, at Derby Teaching Schools Alliance (DTSA) based in Derby City.  In this current role, Anna is responsible for all the traditional aspects of being a Finance and HR manager as well as project managing the Science Learning Partnership for the Derby/Nottingham areas, and the STEM Club Champion project for the East Midlands region.

Whilst working with DTSA, Anna has been part of the team that has won a Silver Pearson Teaching Award for ‘Impact through Partnership’, and in a previous role was given an award for ‘Biggest influence in payroll and pension’ by the IPPM.  

Anna is currently studying for a Masters in Charity Finance and has used this opportunity to develop DTSA’s marketing and financial procedures to make a real impact for beneficiaries and trustees alike.  

Outside of the office, Anna is an advocate for lifelong learning and spends her time tutoring GCSE maths and encouraging people to upskill wherever possible, taking particular delight in meeting people she has taught many years later and finding out where their skills took them:  “There is no reason for anyone to feel that maths and finance are beyond them.  With the right explanations anything is possible”.

David Hole


David is also a lifelong learner and is also studying for a Masters in Charity Finance at CASS Business School.


He has recently completed a 2-year assignment in multiple roles at a brand partner of a Top 10 National Charity performing a financial and operational turnaround, initially as Interim FD, then CRO and for the last 12 months as Interim CEO. He has hands on experience of Charity turnaround and dealing with the impact of the Covid crisis.


David contributed written evidence to the House of Commons Parliamentary enquiry into the “The Covid-19 crisis and charities” and was quoted in the 1st report stating “ The fundamental issue is not about saving charities or charity jobs but the beneficiaries that rely on the safety net that charities provide”


David has spent most of his professional life some 30 years working in the private sector dealing with special situations & restructuring business models. He is a problem solver & an accredited Certified Turnaround Professional. His experience covers 3rd Sector, SME, OME & Mid-market businesses. Sectors include: Non-Profit, Energy, Light Industry/Manuf, Service Industries, Distribution, Construction, Retail, Hotel & Leisure, Wholesale, Professional Services, Education, Financial Services, Home improvement, Farming, & Automotive.


Based out of Manchester, David works across the UK and can be contacted via LinkedIn.

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