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Our Chief Executive, Graham Hooper, leads the Executive Management Team towards achieving the Charity’s mission, vision and purpose.

The other members of the Charity’s Executive Management Team are:

  • Elizabeth Dymond - Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • Flavia Gapper - Director of Help, Advice and Services
  • Damian Chapman - Director of Strategic Marketing and Income Generation

Find out more about the Charity’s Directors below.

Graham Hooper

Graham Hooper

Graham became Chief Executive of The Charity for Civil Servants in 2015.

Following an early venture into sports marketing, he’d previously enjoyed a 23-year career in the Civil Service before running a consultancy and working for a wide range of public and private sector clients, tackling the broadest spectrum of behavioural challenges and strategic business issues.

An experienced senior civil servant, some of Graham’s key roles included Head of Marketing for the Home Office, Head of Corporate Communications for the Cabinet Office and acting as Joint Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI) where he was responsible for over 400 staff. 


Elizabeth Dymond

Elizabeth Dymond

Elizabeth joined the Charity as Director of Finance and Corporate Services in 2016. 

Elizabeth is a qualified chartered accountant. She started her career in the private sector. She then worked in the public sector at the Office of Fair Trading, at the Competition Commission where she was the Chief Financial and Accounting Adviser and, before joining the Charity, spent seven years as a Senior Civil Servant at H M Treasury, firstly working on banks during the latter part of the financial crisis and then as Treasury Accountant running a team that managed cash movements across central government.

She has a Postgraduate diploma from Cass Business School in Charity Accounting and Financial Management and was made a CBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. She has been a trustee and Treasurer of Girlguiding UK since July 2019 and was previously a trustee of the national charity, Victim Support.


Flavia Gapper

Flavia Gapper

Flavia is Director of Help, Advice and Services at the Charity, having joined the Charity as Help and Advice Operations Manager in 2012.

Flavia’s background includes heading up information and advice teams in charities, working in tourism and regeneration in Richmond and Hammersmith and Fulham, managing contracts, helplines, partnerships, teams and projects. At Roehampton University, Flavia was Centre and Partnerships Manager for a Centre of Teaching and Learning Excellence in Human Rights.

Flavia holds a CMI diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management and has experience in Project Management (Prince 2 Practitioner).


Damian Chapman

Damian Chapman

Damian is Director of Strategic Marketing and Income Generation at the Charity, having joined in December 2019.

He has spent the last fifteen years in fundraising and marketing within charities across the UK, including GenderShift, Base 51, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and Police Care UK.

Damian has been a trustee of a number of charities, volunteers with the Institute of Fundraising, and is a Member of the Institute of Fundraising, Public Relations and Communications Association, and the Institute of Data and Marketing.

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