Rebecca Rendle

Rebecca Rendle


+44 (0)7721 370 777

I love my job. It doesn’t feel like work. From running More Partnership to advising my clients, I’m doing what matters to me. I’m passionate about the power of philanthropy to bring about genuine, lasting and positive societal change.
It’s a privilege to work with many extraordinary people and organisations and to have done so over many years. It’s particularly rewarding to have built ongoing partnerships with a number of my clients and to be able to witness –and sometimes to be part of – their success.

I am proud of having led More’s work on two major reports for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): the 2012 review of philanthropy in UK higher education and the 2014 review of the HE philanthropic workforce. They were complex and fascinating projects that suited my co-ordination skills and put across important messages to advance philanthropy, all founded on deep knowledge as well as hard evidence.

Some I've worked with recently

  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • City, University of London
  • City of London School
  • City of London School for Girls
  • Farms for City Children
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
  • Imperial College London
  • Institut Pasteur
  • King's College London
  • University College London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Oxford
  • Wadham College, Oxford

Years of fundraising experience: 27


  • Campaigns
  • Facilitation
  • Fundraising communications
  • Interim management
  • Major gift fundraising
  • Mentoring
  • Project management
  • Start-ups
  • Strategic advice
  • Working with companies

Before More

  • Idyllic childhood in beautiful West Wales
  • Degree in English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
  • Student politics – including elected sabbaticals with NUS and Oxford University Student Union
  • Press and Public Relations Officer, Oxford Regional Health Authority
  • Various positions at CSV (now Volunteering Matters) from Press Officer and then Director of External Relations to Deputy Director with a European team of 120 staff.
  • Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal Co-ordinator
  • Consultant with Oxford Philanthropic, learning from fundraising legend Dr Henry Drucker, who ran the first Campaign for Oxford
  • Launching Iain More Associates with Iain, Rachel and Anna in the 1990s
  • Director of Fundraising, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
  • Various freelance interim roles including head of corporate partnerships at the V&A

Outside More

  • Working for equality and social justice – I was on the Board of the Stonewall Group in the early days and still help in small ways
  • Board member of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University and of CASE Europe’s Development Committee
  • Swimming, often, wherever I go, in the sea, rivers and swimming pools
  • Regular hikes with a group of friends
  • Escaping London (which I love) to relax by the sea in Ramsgate, Kent
  • Improving my French – if I keep practising I’m convinced it will come back, eventually