People

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Caroline Underwood OBE

CEO
Caroline is a senior leader and an expert in fundraising and philanthropy. She works at the highest levels with chiefs of industry, philanthropists, celebrities and government leaders and is an experienced board member and senior manager.

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Yvonne Rainey

Director
Yvonne spent 13 years working in various senior roles in fundraising and alumni relations at the University of Oxford.

 

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Kate Bierman

Director, Arts and Heritage
Kate is a highly skilled arts fundraiser with over 17 years experience: 11 years at Director level. She has experience of developing and implementing both capital and revenue strategies to meet multi million pound targets.

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Natalie Coles

Business Manager
Natalie brings a wealth of specialist business, communication and event planning skills to Philanthropy Company and our clients. She oversees all aspects of client contracts and financial arangements, and provides key support to our team of development experts.

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Annalise Pask

Development Associate
Annalise joined the Philanthropy Company in 2017 as an experienced relationship manager and major gifts fundraiser, offering the practical skills needed to build sustainable income streams for a variety of non-profit organisations.

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Jeanette McKenna

Associate
With over two decades of professional experience in corporate and charity sector organisations, Jeanette’s expertise spans strategic planning, marketing, public relations, fundraising, business development, programme management, and partnership building.

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John Spry

Client Project Manager
John brings his strategic, analytic, fundraising and project management skills to clients through undertaking interim development positions, strategic analysis and benchmarking, and project managing team work.

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Katharine Jackson

Prospect Research and Delivery Manager
Katharine brings her strategic, research and data management skills to clients by leading on projects and new business. Her role includes working with clients on the recent fundraising data protection regulation changes as well as prospect research.

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Kelly Hague

Prospect Researcher
Kelly draws on her 24 years of fundraising experience to deliver exceptional prospect research for both our UK and international clients. Kelly is also responsible for data protection at the Company, and advises charity clients on data protection issues.

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Laura Griffin

Associate
Laura has 18 years’ experience gained during her time in both the corporate and charity sectors at organisations including the commercial arm of the BBC, international publishing group, Hachette Livre, The Natural History Museum, Save the Children and Camfed International.

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Laurel Ashton

Associate
Laurel is a fundraising consultant with over 16 years experience of working for a range of cultural institutions including the London Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera and The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.

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Nicky Bishop

Associate
Nicky has been in the voluntary sector for 15 years. After graduating from Bristol University, Nicky started in the advertising business as an account director.

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Nicola Hewitt

Associate
Nicola Hewitt has over 20 years experience with large and small organisations in the voluntary sector, starting at Save the Children in Corporate Fundraising, and latterly with UN Women as interim Head of Development. She is a highly experienced fundraising and communications professional, with an excellent strategic approach using strong analytical skills.

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Robin Aitken

Chief Finance Officer
Robin is a finance director and business consultant who helps growing businesses. He works with a portfolio of organisations, implementing solid financial management foundations.

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Sarah Boud

Development Associate
Sarah joined Philanthropy Company in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in both fundraising and project management in the arts and heritage sector.

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Tamsin Haigh

Development Associate
Tamsin helps clients to build practical and workable strategies to help their fundraising excel. She combines fundraising best practice with her experience of leading growth for a Thailand-based NGO.

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