Jill Baker

Director of Development

Jill Baker

As Lloyds Bank Foundation’s first ever Director of Development Jill’s role brings together all aspects of the Foundation’s work to help strengthen small and medium-sized charities and the distinctive contribution they make to society. Jill’s role will be to help charities thrive beyond the life of their grant and equipping them to be stronger and more sustainable.

Jill has over 30 years’ experience of working in the charity and local authority sector specialising in social care, criminal justice and community development. Her previous roles include senior positions and a time as a consultant working across the voluntary and public sectors.

Jill also trained as a teacher – but once qualified, she never actually made it into the classroom!  Jill has also served as a non-executive director of two large Ambulance Trusts and is a Churchill Fellow.

Jill lives in the North East, is the mother of grown up twins and the ‘G’ word to two little ones.