Sustainable Construction Partnerships Manager, Edinburgh Napier University
Kirsty has worked as a fundraiser in a variety of organisations, including the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Peter de Haan Charitable Trust. She was a Trustee at Gorgie City Farm and spearheaded their successful crowdfunding campaign to save the Farm from closure in 2016. Kirsty’s experience of working in University fundraising and with major donors benefits the Panel, alongside her past involvement in the sector as a Trustee.
Trusts & Grants Manager, Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Zoë has worked as a professional fundraiser for a variety of causes since 2012. Her voluntary sector roles have covered various forms of fundraising including trusts and statutory, community, corporate, events, individual giving and legacies. She currently works as a Trusts & Grants Manager for the RNLI.
Pitch Perfect Ltd & Affiliate Consultant, Marts & Lundy UK
Lesley has enjoyed over fifteen years in fundraising with a strong focus on principal, major, corporate and legacy giving and on helping charities and their boards be the best that they can. Lesley is Director of Pitch Perfect, Ltd and an Affiliate Consultant with Marts & Lundy UK, providing management, consultancy and leadership coaching services primarily to the cultural and education sectors. Lesley’s eclectic career has included music performance, arts management and production.
Research Manager, Development & Alumni, University of Glasgow
Morna has worked in development research for over 20 years. She has diverse experience on a wide range of philanthropic projects including capital campaigns, major gifts, research analytics and in strategic research management. She is currently a member of CASE Europe UK & Ireland Cabinet and has recently been a contributing writer and editor of the Institute of Fundraising’s ‘Researchers in Fundraising: Best Practice Guide and Handbook for Prospect Research’.
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Dundee
Yvonne is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee. Before becoming an academic, she practised as a solicitor, specialising in trusts, succession and tax planning. She has written a leading text on trusts and trustees, and maintains strong links with the legal profession. Yvonne is a trustee of the Lawscot Foundation, a charity which supports Scottish law students from less advantaged backgrounds.
Lawyer and Regulatory Specialist
Lesley is a qualified solicitor and has worked as a regulatory specialist for over 10 years. She has acted as Head of Regulation at a FTSE 100 energy company and in that role has gained a wealth of experience in interacting with regulators, government bodies, and industry bodies. Lesley has a good deal of experience advising on regulatory frameworks associated with complaints and currently also sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Complaints and Oversight Committee.
Fundraising Governance and Compliance Manager, Cats Protection
Stephen has worked in Scottish fundraising for his entire career at charities such as British Red Cross, Poppyscotland and tide – Together in Dementia Everyday. During this time, he has worked across almost all funding streams, including Community, Events, Corporate, Trusts & Foundations and Individual Giving. Alongside his time spent as a trustee, Stephen brings a wealth of fundraising knowledge and experience to the Panel and the decisions they make.
Freelance Community Development Consultant
Dan has worked in Community and Social Enterprise Development in Scotland since 2003 and has had the pleasure and privilege of working in and alongside some fantastic organisations in that time. Many of these have been Church based organisations which fits with his own faith background. He currently provides freelance support to various organisations across Scotland with their development or funding needs. Dan describes himself as a Community Developer, Fundraiser, Marketer, Camerado, Broadcaster, Alongside, Development Coach, Husband, Father, Christian, Apostle and much more.