The Kilfinan Group is a group of senior business people who provide free and informal mentoring to charity chief executives.
The Group was founded by Nicholas Ferguson, Chairman of Savills plc, in 2003. It now has nine ‘Chapters’ and around 175 members. Six Chapters are based in London, two in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland.
The Kilfinan Group is dedicated to mentoring individuals not organisations and is committed to absolute confidentiality. Mentors attend occasional Chapter meetings to share their experiences and to keep abreast of developments in the voluntary sector, but these are never shared outside the Group.
Mentors, who volunteer their time, have extensive business experience and each brings a range of skills and interests.
The Group is deliberately informal; we avoid bureaucracy and each mentor/mentee relationship is different. Once matched, mentors and mentees are free to structure their relationship to fit their needs and styles however; we recommend that meetings take place 4-6 times per year.
Extraordinarily positive feedback in recent years has confirmed the real value of these partnerships.