Leo Crane






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. He has successfully led major capital campaigns, established Patrons and American Friends programmes, and launched grass-roots appeals. He has devised strategic programmes of events, from royal dinners to exclusive cultural tours, working internationally in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Leo is skilled at fundraising strategy, from planning for major campaigns to creating day-to-day capacity on limited resources. He is also adept at devising campaign collateral, from key messaging to copywriting and designing content for print and online. When not fundraising, he runs creative workshops for cultural, community and private clients and is a keen painter and animator. His work is underpinned by an impeccable academic record including MA (Hons) in Classics from Oxford University and MA (Distinction) in Computer Animation from Bournemouth University.