About Us


Groundbreakers was founded in 2002 by Dorothy Dalton, former chief executive of Acevo and the first editor of Governance and Geraldine Peacock, former chief executive of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and former Chair of the Charity Commission. 

Membership is open to all women charity chief executives both current and former. The annual membership fee is £60.

This covers the cost of any meetings attended. We meet every two months. See our Events page for further information. 

All our meetings are very generously hosted by haysmacintyre www.haysmacintyre.com  at their offices at 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1AG.

If you are a woman and are, or have been, a charity chief executive and would like to join Groundbreakers, please join by using the form on the Contact Us page of this website or email events@haysmacintyre.com

Chair: Susan Daniels, chief executive of National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Honorary Secretary: Dorothy Dalton