As with traditional accounting firms, Social Practice ENT is a trading entity. However, we are set up as a not-for-profit organisation, driven primarily by our social justice objectives. We therefore apply commercial strategies to help solve social issues — with all surpluses being reinvested back into the social enterprise.
In order to ensure compliance with the regulations set out for accountants in practice by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), our Accounting, Advisory and Consultancy activities are carried out by Social Practice ENT whilst our social projects are carried out separately by The Social Practice Academy. The entities are collectively referred to as Social Practice ENT & Academy, and are led by the Executive Director.
Founder & CEO (ENT & Academy)
Precious Sithole (ACA, FRSA) is the founder and CEO of the Social Practice ENT entities. Precious began her career working as an external auditor at Mazars LLP's Birmingham Office, where she qualified as a chartered accountant and auditor. She later joined the Mazars London Technical Financial Reporting team as an FRS 102 specialist, helping both charities and corporations transition to the then new reporting standard – before subsequently working as a strategic consultant.
Precious holds a Masters degree in Charity Management, and is passionate about feminist economics and inclusive governance. She also currently serves on the board of Trust For London as a Trustee.
Digital Director (Academy)
Jonathan Owens is a director of The Social Practice Academy and leads on the digital development of the social enterprise. Jonathan hails from Brooklyn, New York –– where he worked in various tech roles in academic institutions, including working as a database research specialist at Weill Cornell Medical University and as a database manager at Brooklyn College.
Jonathan holds a masters degree in Information Systems from Touro Graduate School of Technology (New York City) and is passionate about digital disruption and using tech for good, to help solve social problems.
Non Executive Director (Academy)
Anita Chakawa serves as a Non-executive Director on the board of the Social Practice Academy.
Anita is a Chartered Certified accountant and specialist not-for-profit auditor, with Big Four and mid-tier accountancy firm experience. She began her career working as a trainee auditor with Deloitte, before subsequently joining Grant Thornton's audit department.