Caroline Underwood OBE, MInstF, FRSA

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 leader. Caroline was awarded an OBE for charitable services in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Caroline works directly with clients as well as overseeing and providing strategic input to all our client work. She delivers bespoke training for Trustees, has undertaken multiple feasibility studies interviewing potential major donors and works with our philanthropy and corporate clients. Recent clients include University of Oxford, Somerset House, British Library, Southbank Centre, Guide Dogs and RAF Museum.

Earlier in-house roles include being a board level executive director as Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Save the Children where she tripled high value income and built a team of over 80 fundraisers in the UK as well as playing a key role in income generation internationally with an effort to grow income to US$2.4billion.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), a founder of the CASE Spring Institute, a member of the Institute of Fundraising and a regular speaker and trainer at professional fundraising conferences. She is a Trustee of the Dragon, Oxford and Vice Chair of Unicef UK.