Keith Smith – Senior Associate

Keith started his working life as a VSO teacher. After a period as a mountain guide in Africa and in commercial publishing he worked as a manager for community action and communications charities. He became the Chief Executive of Broadcasting Support Services (BSS), leading it out of the BBC fold to become a national organisation.

BSS delivered health and education projects for the BBC and Channel 4 and a number of government departments and the EU. These included the National AIDS Helpline and Live Aid.

Following an MSc in Management Consultancy, Keith‘s 80 clients have included major national and international charities, government departments, and charity consortia.

Keith has contributed to and written books including Charitable Status – A Practical Handbook and Marketing for Small Publishers. He has been a Research Associate with the Institute of Development Studies and an Associate with the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at the Cass Business School of City University. His particular interest is international learning.

He has served as a trustee of a number of charities ranging from Oxfam to his village hall.

Keith practices from Somerset, London and the Scottish Borders and undertakes some work in Australia.