May 2, 2019

John Canady

Author National Philanthropic Trust

John Canady is CEO of National Philanthropic Trust UK. Mr. Canady brings 25 years of experience working across the business, nonprofit and government sectors. He specializes in creating and managing philanthropic funds for donors and family offices around the world who wish to base their philanthropy from the UK. He is a trusted advisor to preeminent philanthropists, family offices and wealth managers. He was awarded the Philanthropy Advisor of the Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards in 2018. He is a frequent commentator on global philanthropy and donor-advised funds and has appeared in the Financial Times, CNN Money, and Harvard Business Review.


Mr. Canady was previously the Director of Philanthropy at Charities Aid Foundation in London. There, Mr. Canady led the team providing donor-advised funds to individuals and corporate social responsibility solutions to FTSE 100 companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Canady worked for MasterCard, where he led strategy development and implementation across a region of 30 countries. He also worked in marketing in the hedge fund industry and served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Mr. Canady earned an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an M.B.A. in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. from Wake Forest University. Mr. Canady is based in London and holds dual U.S./U.K. nationality.