Simon is a Partner with More Partnership, a consultancy which works across the charitable spectrum to help organisations achieve the resources they deserve to make the world a better place. In 15 years with More, Simon has worked with some of the biggest Campaigns in the world, at among others Cancer Research UK, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, King’s College London, National Gallery, University of Melbourne and the NSPCC’s Full Stop Campaign. He has also undertaken leadership and board development work at much smaller charities, newer to major donor fundraising.
Stephen George is a Fundraising and Leadership Coach and consultant specialising in helping charity leaders become more entrepreneurial leaders who change behaviour and raise more money. He is currently working on global legacies strategies for international NGO’s and runs a leadership and coaching programme. He has over 30 years experience at all levels in the UK and internationally at NSPCC, UNICEF, RNIB, Action on Hearing Loss, Maggie’s and Scope and is a speaker, writer, podcaster and contributor to NGO’s. He was chairman of Remember a Charity, a consortium promoting gifts in wills and is now Vice Chairman of the UK’s Institute of Fundraising.
Stephen Pidgeon FInstF has served as a Trustee of the Institute since 2008. He is also a partner at Pidgeon Sargeant and Principal Consultant with Tangible. Stephen was previously Chair of Target Direct, Talking Numbers and Brightsource.
Susan Elan Jones is Labour Party Member of Parliament for Clwyd South. Susan is honoured to be the MP representing the area where her family has lived for more than 200 years. She went to Ponciau, Grango and Ruabon schools, and Bristol and Cardiff universities. Visit her website: http://www.susanelanjones.co.uk/about-susan/
Tenika Ah-Wan is an experienced freelance fundraising consultant, trainer, and mentor, with over a decade’s experience, who is currently the course leader on the IoF part time Certificate and Diploma qualification courses. She has worked with a broad range of small and medium sized charities within the UK and abroad; providing fundraising and governance for charity clients.
Zoe Amar is a charity marketing and communications consultant with extensive experience in developing and delivering marketing, communications, digital and social media strategies. She is a regular blogger, writer and speaker on charity marketing and related issues, contributing to The Guardian, CharityComms, The Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance and Charity Leaders’ Exchange amongst others.
Zoe sits on the advisory panel for The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network and The Chartered Institute of Marketing charity interest group and will also be judging the Blackbaud Digital Fundraising Awards later this year.
Her particular interests are leadership, digital communications, organisational change and professional development. Zoe is also a Chartered Marketer, holding a CIM qualification. She tweets @zoeamar and blogs at www.zoeamar.com