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. 

Social Practice ENT and Academy is comprised of two organisations – Social Practice ENT and the Social Practice Academy. The two entities are connected, and the Executive Director of Social Practice ENT serves as Chair of the Board of the Social Practice Academy (the Academy). 


Precious Sithole, Chief Executive 

Precious Sithole (ACA, FRSA) is the founder  of the Social Practice ENT entities, serving as Chief Executive of Social Practice ENT and Chair of the Social Practice Academy.  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.