I’m so proud to have been part of More from the start. I love my job. 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.
Above all, I’ve learned that people who are passionate about their cause, and engage actively with others who share their beliefs, change the world. Passion, persistence and patience are what it’s about. And giving brings joy. During a recent training session for clinicians, a donor who had received a heart transplant told us how making a significant gift to the hospital was essential for his healing and recovery. You could hear a pin drop in the room.
Various freelance interim roles including head of corporate partnerships at the V&A
Director of Fundraising at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, UK
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
High profile multi-million campaign for UK-wide literacy programme
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
Press and Public Relations Officer, Oxford Regional Health Authority
Student politics – including elected sabbaticals with NUS and Oxford University Student Union
Degree in English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
Idyllic childhood in beautiful West Wales
I’m passionate about education, so I’m doing a PGCE at UCL’s Institute of Education to enable me to teach both literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages. I’m combining this with working for More.
Working for equality and social justice – I was on the Stonewall Group from the very beginning, lobbying hard for lesbian and gay equality
Swimming, often, wherever I go, in the sea, rivers and swimming pools