Who we are

Fiveways was set up by Justin Irwin and Richard Donaldson.

We are dedicated to maximising the positive difference charities make to society. We are passionate about finding practical solutions to the issues that prevent charities from achieving more.

We believe that it is only by strong governance and leadership, and a commitment to continually improve project and service delivery, that charities can increase their impact on society and deliver more for less.

Between us we have an extensive track record of transforming the performance of value-led organisations through devising and implementing successful strategies and projects.

RichardRichard’s experience includes successful organisational leadership within the charity sector both as Chief Executive of ORBIS UK, and as Executive Director at Asthma UK, where he led the charity to record levels of income, service use and healthcare professional engagement.
JustinJustin’s roles with charities include being the first Chief Executive of the children’s charity Get Connected (now part of The Mix), Director of England at ChildLine, and Director of Fundraising and Operations at Sane. He was also Interim Chief Executive at both The Helplines Association and the Family and Childcare Trust, and has held trustee roles at LVSC and Bipolar UK.