Charity Data Exchange was created by Brendan Connolly, a chartered accountant and director of Service Industry Support Limited ("SISL"), which sponsors this website.

Brendan holds the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA) and an MSc in Charity Accounting and Financial Management awarded by City University, London following his dissertation entitled "What are the key issues in charity finance now?".

As part of the Diploma course Brendan undertook pro bono projects for Marie Curie Cancer Care and World Emergency Relief.

He was Trustee/Treasurer of the "National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries", otherwise known as "Play Matters" for three years to 2011. He was subsequently a Trustee of "Cyclopark". He is currently seeking a new Trustee role.

Brendan undertakes interim management assignments, acting as Finance Director. Following a career as Finance Director/Controller of a wide range of  organisations (from a start up company to £ 200+ m revenue), his primary focus is now on the "not for profit" sector.


Service Industry Support Limited

registered in England & Wales; company number 3477550;

registered office: Covertside, Kings Mill Lane, South Nutfield, Surrey RH1 5JX.

telephone: 07846-941263