Max Rutherford


Max Rutherford is Head of Policy at the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), the membership body for the UK’s charitable grant-makers. He leads ACF’s engagement with government departments, parliament, the charity regulators, and ensures that foundations are represented in policy-making forums. Prior to this he was Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust, leading its work on young adults through the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance and campaign. 

Max serves on a broad range of committees and advisory boards, including the Charity Commission’s advisory committee for the Statement of Recommended Practice in Charity Accounting. Max is also a trustee of his local Council for Voluntary Services, and has worked in parliament and for a mental health research organisation.