Testimonials - Future Leaders Programme


Kat Hattersley


“The IoF Future Leaders Programme was the best professional undertaking I have ever done. I feel that I have changed and developed exponentially across many areas of my life. One of the major outcomes was that it enabled me to move from my role as an Individual Giving Manager in the Arts to become a Philanthropy Manager at Cancer Research UK. Thanks for everything.” 

Kat Hattersley, Philanthropy Manager, Cancer Research UK 




Chris Millward


"I was part of the first cohort to undertake IoF's Future Leaders Programme. It helped me to develop the skills I needed to both identify the most appropriate next step in my career but also to build the confidence to actually make the move! I found the talks by industry experts particularly enlightening. My participation in this course has had a direct impact on my career and was one of the contributing factors in securing my current role as CEO at the Institute of Legacy Management."  

Chris Millward, CEO, Institute of Legacy Management 



Christine Harris


"The Future Leaders Programme is one the best professional development experiences I’ve ever had. Fundraising was what we all had in common but it wasn’t really discussed at all.  It was nice to have the chance to step away from our desks and think about the bigger picture of leadership and career development." 

Christine Harris, Milkshake Tree Appeal Manager, The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy




Amy Jacobs



"Such powerful facilitation. We are learning so much from our facilitator and each other." 

Amy Jacobs, Corporate Partnerships Manager, St Clare Hospice




Lauren Wileman


"I started the Future Leaders Programme in 2016 as Head of Fundraising. The programme not only gave me the confidence to change roles and recognise the strengths I already had as a leader but gave me the tool kit required to develop as a leader and an individual. Meeting others in similar roles and stages of their lives was hugely valuable." 

Lauren Wileman, Chief Operating Officer, Portsmouth Sail training Trust  




Nicky Newton




 "[The programme] has helped clear the fog & given me food for thought and ways that I can implement best practice within my team." Nicky Newton, Community Fundraising Manager, Addenbrookes Charitable Trust



"The programme has helped to provide a new lens through which to view my work with my team and my colleague, and in particular how to build and strengthen my leadership skills. It has also helped to build my confidence and an appreciation of where my strengths lie..." 

Helen Mabberley, Head of Fundraising, Malaria No More UK