Head of Partnerships, NCT
Head of Conference and Events, Stroke Assocation
Head of Sports Events, Alzheimer’s Society
Having trained and worked as a Sports Rehabilitator from university, in 2007 Kat moved into the charity sector with a focus on Events Fundraising. She has worked in a variety of different charities from small to large and helped diversify the events offering within these charities to maximise income and reach new audiences. Her specialism is within Sports Fundraising and whilst at Alzheimer’s Society has raised the profile of the charity in this field to be viewed as one of the top three charities in this area.
Head of Corporate Fundraising & Events, SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity
After graduating with a degree in French at St Andrews University, James started his career in commercial events, where he worked for companies including Reed Exhibitions, Clarion Events and Informa, specialising in growing business to business tradeshows. In 2011/12 he volunteered for a charity project, Row2Recovery which involved amputee ex-servicemen rowing across the Atlantic in an attempt to raise awareness of what the disabled can achieve but also to raise £1m for military charities. James became a Director of the company before moving back into the events world.
The chance to work for SSAFA, who were one of the charities for whom Row2Recovery raised funds, was something he’d been interested in for a long time and James joined the charity as a senior manager in August 2015.
Head of Donor Relations & Events, Moorfields Eye Charity
Head of Public Fundraising, Bowel Cancer UK
Head of Mass Participation Team, NSPCC
She moved into the charity sector with Sue Ryder building an events team as well as creating new events and products for use by the wider fundraising team.
She now heads up the mass participation team at NSPCC and has enjoyed winning successful partnerships for Color Run, Cardiff Half Marathon, Castle Tri series and a career highlight, Virgin Money London Marathon 2016.
Currently Victoria has been tasked with creating and producing mass participation events and products that fit within the five year strategy for the NSPCC.
Director of Communities (Events, Volunteer Fundraising & Community Development), Cancer Research UK
Head of Hospice Fundraising Development, Sue Ryder
Head of Events, Parkinson’s UK
Director – Communities, Regional Corporate, Events & Volunteering, Save the Children
Head of Challenge Events, Macmillan Cancer Support
Head of Events, British Heart Foundation
Head of Supporter Fundraising, National Autistic Society
Events & Community Manager, Centrepoint
Head of Events and Community Fundraising, Shelter
His approach is to balance detailed analysis with a human touch to truly engage supporters. Most recently, he project managed the Fundraising Portfolio Analysis at Breast Cancer Care which adopts a data driven approach to understand each product’s current and potential performance.
Laura Kirkwood, Head of Community and Events, Diabetes UK