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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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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Andrew Parsons

Consultant
Andrew’s fundraising and development expertise has evolved through working across the non-profit and public sectors, primarily in arts and cultural development as well as in higher education research and knowledge exchange.

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Annalise Pask

Consultant
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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Kate Foley

Associate Director
Over a 15 year period, Kate has successfully developed and implemented ambitious global fundraising campaigns, while building and leading teams, at the Russell Group universities of Exeter and Oxford, as well as the University of Aberdeen.  

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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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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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Leo Crane

Consultant
Leo has 18 years’ experience in the cultural sector, embedding himself in organisations including the V&A, Royal Institute of British Architects and Dulwich Picture Gallery to establish long-term, meaningful relationships with funders.

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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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Tamsin Haigh

Consultant
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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