New CEO appointed at the Mayor’s Fund for London

17th May 2022

The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced the appointment of Jim Minton as its new Chief Executive, effective September 2022.

Jim will be joining us at a pivotal time, as we experience a surge in demand across our programmes to support young people and families affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of living.

Jim is currently the Chief Executive of Toynbee Hall, a multipurpose community organisation in East London, which he has led since 2017. During that time, he has revitalised the focus of the organisation, built deeper engagement with communities, and renewed the historic home of the charity to support a vibrant and growing range of services and partnerships. Jim was previously Director of Membership and Communications at London Youth, and before that was a senior civil servant in the Home Office. He has previously worked in international development and held senior roles at a number of national charities, having begun his career in marketing for a major brewer. Jim is chair of trustees at youth refugee charity, Dost, is Vice-Chair of the Aldgate BID, and a board member of Collaborate CIC.

About the appointment, Jim Minton said:

“It is a real honour to have the opportunity to lead the team at the Mayor’s Fund for London, and to work with the fantastic range of partners who support the charity. Young Londoners face huge challenges, but with the right platforms and support, can shape our capital city so that they can take advantage of the opportunities it offers. The Mayor’s Fund is in a great position to offer those platforms and through its programmes and partnerships to give that support. I’ve been hugely privileged over the last 5 years to lead Toynbee Hall and have learned in this time how organisations can begin to shift power to communities and engage them in shaping positive change. I am looking forward to using that experience – and continuing to learn from the team, trustees and partners – to ensure the Mayor’s Fund builds on the great foundations they and my predecessor have created.”

Chair of Trustees, Tim Roberts said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jim to the leadership of the Mayor’s Fund for London. The scale of need that we are trying to address in London is vast but with over 20 years of strategic leadership across public and non-profit sectors, Jim brings a wealth of experience to this role and we are excited to work with him to ensure the Fund continues to do as much as it can to support young Londoners to achieve their full potential.”