Marcus Pugh






Marcus brings over 20 years fundraising leadership experience from across the fundraising spectrum – individual giving, legacies, trusts and foundations, corporate partnerships and HNWI – and gained from a variety of arenas, including international development, the Arts, medicine and health, and Higher Education.

After six years managing the individual giving team at WaterAid and helping see the charity – and the supporter-base – through a period of considerable growth, he turned his attention to major giving and moved into the Arts – firstly at the V&A, where he was Head of Trusts and Foundations, and subsequently at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London, where, as Head of Development and Marketing, for over a decade he led fundraising efforts for a series of transformational capital projects for this well-loved museum, including the £1.3 million Aquarium and the £2 million Gardens Redevelopment.

He went on to set up, as Head of Fundraising, the fundraising operation for RCVS Knowledge – the charity allied to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, before moving into philanthropy full-time. Over the past few years Marcus has built up his expertise, leading philanthropy teams at Diabetes UK, London Business School and King’s College Hospital, securing support from HNWI for a range of work, including medical research, specialist equipment and even unrestricted needs.

Alongside his work for the Philanthropy Company, Marcus is currently engaged as fundraising adviser to the sustainable eating charity Eating Better.