Meet the team

Paul Morgan - Head of Fundraising, Naomi House & Jacks Place

Chair

Paul has spent almost 20 years working in the Third Sector. During that time he’s worked in international, national, regional and local charities with turnovers ranging from the tens of millions to a few tens of thousands of pounds per annum. Paul’s fundraising experience ranges from the broad ranging activities associated with community fundraising through to major gift and statutory fundraising work. His experience also includes event organising of various shapes and sizes including challenge events and Royal Gala functions.

Paul is married with two young children. In his spare time Paul is volunteer Treasurer for his local church, a trustee for an England based disability charity and a small charity supporting young people in Central London. Paul has been a member of a local group of professional fundraisers organising training seminars and speakers in the area for four years and was pleased to accept the nomination for the post of inaugural Chair for the Central South group of the Institute of Fundraising working closely with an equally experienced and supportive Executive Committee.

 

Jemma Chambers – Head of Fundraising, Tools for Self Reliance

Treasurer

Jemma has worked in fundraising since 2003 where she started out as Fundraising Co-ordinator at Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. She was inspired to look for a role in the charity sector after a chance temporary placement with Refugee Action. Since then, she has worked in fundraising for a number of small Hampshire based charities across a range of sectors including wildlife conservation, youth services, and older people. She is currently Head of Fundraising at Tools for Self Reliance, an international development charity based in Netley Marsh.

 

Suzie Simmons – Head of Public Fundraising, Southampton Hospital Charity

Secretary

With over 14 years’ experience within the fundraising sector, Suzie is currently Head of Public Fundraising at Southampton Hospital Charity. The role primarily encompasses strategically leading the community, events, individual giving, legacies and marketing team within the charity, raising over £2,000,000 a year. Suzie started with the charity in 2007 as a Fundraising Officer and prior to this worked for a hospice and children’s medical research charity in London and volunteered in Namibia with a youth development charity. Before moving into fundraising Suzie had a career in the hospitality industry, working in luxury hotels running weddings and events. Alongside the day job, she is a trustee for a small education charity and her local pre-school as well as a volunteer mother’s support for breastfeeding mothers.

 

Emma Digance – Head of Fundraising & Communications, Brendoncare

Emma has worked in the fundraising sector for 16 years, having first enjoyed fundraising at University, as RAG president, where she led the organisation to the first £100k year. After graduation, she joined the Reading homelessness charity ‘Launchpad’ and in 2005 moved to Brendoncare to develop fundraising and volunteering for the charity.

Since 2014, Emma has led fundraising, communications and marketing at Brendoncare, where they most recently raised almost £2million for a ground-breaking dementia service.

She’s passionate about the charity sector and joined the committee to establish Central South Institute of Fundraising one year ago.

 

Jonathan Bean – Grants & Trusts Fundraising Manager, Wetwheels

Jonathan works for Wetwheels an organisation that improves disabled people’s confidence and wellbeing through the provision of participatory boating experiences on the open water. His role is responsible for raising the capital costs for new boats, project funds to enable people to join them on board, and the ongoing core costs of the organisation.

Prior to joining Wetwheels in 2016 Jonathan worked at the Jubilee Sailing Trust for four years, starting in the sales team before becoming their trusts fundraiser. He has also held voluntary positions at other charities and community interest companies.

Whilst at the Jubilee Sailing Trust, Jonathan started the Southern Trusts Fundraising Union; an informal networking and information sharing group for local trusts fundraisers.

Outside of work Jonathan likes to run, do a bit of writing, potter about in the garden, and try to get in the sea as often as possible.

 

Chloe Atkins – Head of Fundraising, Rose Road Association

Chloe is Head of Fundraising for the Rose Road Association, previous to this she was Head of Development for a national education charity, and managed a number of international campaigns.

Chloe comes from a background in economic development, having worked as a fundraising adviser to local authorities in Hampshire. Chloe has advised devolved government in Ghana, developing economic development strategy for rural local authorities and has sat on steering and technical committees for a number of European funding programmes (RDPE, Interreg and ESF).

Chloe has a degree in environmental studies and economics and is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising.

 

Lorraine Pink – Head of Income Generation & Business Management, Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity

Lorraine has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years having come from the commercial sector where she specialised in marketing and communications. Currently Head of Fundraising & Business Management at Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity she has been instrumental in growing the Charity’s income to over £1 Million. In this role she oversees fundraising, retail and marketing as well as deputising for the Chief Executive.

Previous to this she worked for a welfare charity where she implemented a fundraising strategy that increased their income by 50% in just over two years. 

Lorraine has a degree in Marketing and is a full member of both the Institute of Fundraising and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  

Lorraine is also a mum to twins and in her spare time likes to walk her four dogs.   

 

Natasha Montagu – Interim CEO, Fixers

Natasha has worked in Major Gifts fundraising for nearly 20 years with a particular interest in people management, strategic planning and delivery. Her experience spans setting up new major donor programmes, capital appeals and supporting smaller charities to create sustainable fundraising strategies. Natasha is currently working as the Interim CEO of Fixers, a charity that gives young people the opportunity to use their voice to bring about social change in key areas affecting their lives.

She is looking forward to seeing the Central South group grow and for the dedicated fundraisers in this region to feel they have the support and networks they need.