Meet the board & team
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.
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 Chief Executive.
Precious Sithole, Chief Executive
Precious Sithole (ACA, FRSA) is the founder and Chief Executive 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. As part of the external audited team, she audited a range of organisations including charities, housing groups, multi academy trusts and large corporations with group income of up to £500million. Precious 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 is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; currently serves on the board of Trust For London as a Trustee; and, is a member of the Trust's Finance & Resources Committee.
Jonathan Owens, Digital Director
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.
Anita Chakawa, Non Executive
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.
Penelope D'Souza, Social Impact
& Inclusion Consultant
Penelope D'Souza manages Social Impact and Inclusion projects at Social Practice ENT and Academy.
Penelope is an experienced impact strategist. She has 17 years experience working in both the private sector and the social impact sector, and has worked for organisations such as Accenture (Asia Pacific). More recently, Penelope worked as the Impact Director at Lancashire Women.
Penelope is also the founder of Stimulus, a coaching organisation that supports women from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities. She is a Clore Social Leadership fellow, an accredited Transformational Coach, a PRINCE2 Practitioner and member of The Chartered Quality Institute. Penelope also currently serves on the board of Humraaz as a Trustee.
Sabina Stothard, Policies & Programmes
Sabina Stothard is an Assistant Consultant in Policy and Programmes for Social Practice ENT and Academy. Sabina holds a degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Nottingham and is finishing her Masters degree at the University of Exeter in Conservation Science and Policy. She is trained in Understanding Autism and has worked with neurodiverse young people in schools to engage them with education. She is passionate about environmental justice, gender and racial equality, disability rights and mental health awareness