Leonard Stall is the chairman of media and communications company Touchline in the Middle East, and a businessman who has pivoted his work towards the charity and not-for-profit sector. He was behind the launch of Philanthropy Age (philanthropyage.com) and is currently editor-in-chief of the not-for-profit title dedicated to informing and inspiring intelligent giving.

He introduced the concept of, and co-drafted, the first truly international Code of Practice for Non-Profit Organisations, now being readied for publication by British Standards. The Code, primarily focused on international non-profits, offers guidance on governance, transparency, and impact measurement, in a bid to help improve the professionalism and efficiency of the sector around the world.

Leonard also edited the book How to do Good (London Wall 2017) and is the driving force behind its related international speaker tour.

He is a board director of social enterprise Insaan Group (insaangroup.org), and an Advisory Board Member for the UAE’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.

He also sits on the Advisory Boards of UK charity sector title Alliance magazine (https://www.alliancemagazine.org), and The University of Birmingham’s Institute of Global Innovation (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/global-goals/igi/index.aspx).

He holds an honorary doctorate (DUniv) from The University of Birmingham.


/ Leonard Stall – Director and Chairman