Judges

Dorothee Archambault

Dorothee Archambault

Head of Partnerships, NCT

Bio

Dorothee leads the Partnerships team at NCT where she is responsible for generating income from corporate partners, trusts and foundations and commissioners. Prior to joining NCT, Dorothee was Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust. She has over 14 years’ experience in the B2B media industry, working in various sectors and dealing with industry high level stakeholders, government representatives and lobbyists.
Tony Banks

Tony Banks

Head of Conference and Events, Stroke Assocation

Bio

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. Tony leads a team of event professionals who deliver some of the charity’s biggest conferences and special events. This includes the award winning UK Life After Stroke Awards, which celebrates the incredible achievements of people affected by stroke, and the UK Stroke Forum, the country’s biggest multidisciplinary conference for healthcare professionals in stroke. He is the current chair of the UK Stroke Assembly, the biggest gathering of stroke survivors and carers in the country. He’s passionate about recognising and celebrating the achievements of everyone affected by stroke. He tweets at @tonyleebanks.

Kat Cox

Kat Cox

Head of Sports Events, Alzheimer’s Society

Bio

As the Head of Sports Events at Alzheimer’s Society, Kat leads her department to support over 23,000 individuals each year who choose to unite and make a stand against dementia through a variety of sporting events. The team raise in excess of £10.5m.

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.

James Grant

James Grant

Head of Corporate Fundraising & Events, SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity

Bio

James Grant is Head of Corporate Fundraising & Events at SSAFA the Armed Forces charity, the UK’s oldest tri-service military charity. As such he looks after established corporate relationships with companies in the defence sector, and corporate partnerships with companies such as Nationwide, Amey, Compass Group and Openreach. James also manages the charity’s Special Events and Challenge Events portfolios which include the Defence Industry Charitable Dinner and successful cycle rides Ride To The Somme and 2019’s D-Day Landings Ride.

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.

Jo Green

Jo Green

Head of Donor Relations & Events, Moorfields Eye Charity

Bio

Joanne Green joined Moorfields Eye Charity (MEC) as Head of Donor Relations and Events in November 2016 and is responsible for events and community fundraising at MEC. Her favourite fundraiser is the annual Eye to Eye charity walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London, which brings together hundreds of patients, staff and supporters, all walking to raise money for eye research.  Joanne has always worked in the not-for-profit across a variety of sectors including education, retail, charity and science.
Sebastian Jenkins

Sebastian Jenkins

Head of Public Fundraising, Bowel Cancer UK

Bio

Sebastian is a driven and passionate fundraising Head who is experienced in leading donor facing and centralised support teams to achieve and maximise income opportunities. He has a wealth of knowledge and skills from varied roles at Muscular Dystrophy UK where he served as Community Fundraising Manager and then as a Senior Manager responsible for Supporter Care. Currently he is the Head of Public Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK after joining in 2017.
Victoria Kellaway

Victoria Kellaway

Head of Mass Participation Team, NSPCC

Bio

Victoria started her event career creating conferences, seminars and training days within the corporate sector before heading into the agency world producing experiential events for brands such as Pepsi and brand owners, Kraft Heinz and P&G.

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.

Simon Ledsham

Simon Ledsham

Director of Communities (Events, Volunteer Fundraising & Community Development), Cancer Research UK

Bio

 
Dan McNally

Dan McNally

Head of Hospice Fundraising Development, Sue Ryder

Bio

Dan has worked in Community and Corporate Fundraising since 2009, with organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation and has recently been appointed as the Head of Hospice Fundraising Development at Sue Ryder, to develop a new way of working for Hospice Community fundraising teams; to deliver continued income growth for Sue Ryder Hospices.
Katy Payne

Katy Payne

Head of Events, Parkinson’s UK

Bio

 
Clive Sanders

Clive Sanders

Director – Communities, Regional Corporate, Events & Volunteering, Save the Children

Bio

Clive joined Save the Children UK in October 2017 as Fundraising Director for Communities, Regional Corporates, Events and Volunteering. Clive started out in the commercial sector working on a range of global sporting events and has gone on to work in a range of roles spanning fundraising, events, marketing, innovation, sponsorship, project management, operations and logistical delivery across the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Clive was privileged to help deliver the 2012 Olympics, and at Cancer Research UK, Clive led a nationwide team of Regional Fundraising, Events, and Marketing Managers to deliver Race for Life, the largest fundraising event series outside the USA.
Hayley Short

Hayley Short

Head of Challenge Events, Macmillan Cancer Support

Bio

Hayley has worked at Macmillan Cancer Support since 2008. Hayley has delivered phenomenal growth over the past three years as Head of Challenge Events, leading a team of thirty and a portfolio of over 150+ events. Hayley has over 13 years’ experience in the fundraising charity sector. 
Roshan Teeluck

Roshan Teeluck

Head of Events, British Heart Foundation

Bio

Roshan Teeluck has worked at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for the past seven years and currently heads up the Events team. His team oversees and delivers 50+ sporting events annually, including the BHF’s flagship London to Brighton Bike Ride. As a qualified accountant, Roshan adopts a commercial focus to ensure that each product is able to deliver on its targets to Beat Heartbreak Forever, and fund life-saving research. This approach is carefully managed with a customer-first and supporter-centric stewardship programme, whilst delivering sector leading fundraising events.
Kate Vickers

Kate Vickers

Head of Supporter Fundraising, National Autistic Society

Bio

Kate has worked in the fundraising events world for over 11 years now and currently acts as Head of Supporter Fundraising at the National Autistic Society. Kate leads the team in raising over £2million/year via events and community fundraising activities, with a specialism in creating lucrative and autism-friendly, accessible events.
Peter Walters

Peter Walters

Events & Community Manager, Centrepoint

Bio

As the Events and Community Manager at Centrepoint Pete Walters leads on all community and challenge events as well as Centrepoint’s flagship event, Sleep Out. Pete joined the team in May 2016 and has led or supported on the delivery of four Sleep Outs, The Centrepoint Awards at Kensington Palace and The Ultimate Pub Quiz. Pete also oversees all of Centrepoint’s growing challenge event portfolio with successes such as the London Marathon, which doubled its income in the last two years. Pete is passionate about the impact high quality events can have on a charities work and is delighted to be a part of this year’s panel.
Tom Whitehead

Tom Whitehead

Head of Events and Community Fundraising, Shelter

Bio

Tom Whitehead is the new Head of Community & Events at Shelter having worked in the charity sector for over 13 years. Through a mixture of charity owned and third party fundraising events, Tom has a wealth of experience of maximising fundraising potential for various organisations. 

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. 

Also confirmed

Laura Kirkwood, Head of Community and Events, Diabetes UK

 

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