July 2018
The Barbican

Convention Board

Our Convention Board is responsible for ensuring that the programme content of Fundraising Convention is cutting edge, relevant and of consistently high quality each year.

The 2018 Convention Board consists of the following fundraising experts:

Joe Jenkins

joe jenkins

Director of Fundraising
The Children's Society & Convention Board Chair

Laurie Boult

laurie boult

Director of Fundraising
Age UK

Lisa Clavering

lisa clavering

Senior Digital Fundraising Manager
Anthony Nolan

Matt Collins

Managing Director
Platypus Digital

Matthew Cull

matthew cull

Deputy Director of Fundraising
Blue Cross

Tom Dixon

tom dixon

Legacies Manager

Sarah Eite

Sarah Eite

Fundraising Consultant 
Eite Consulting 

Craig Fordham


Interim Director of Innovation, Legacies, Challenge Events and Online Shop

Macmillan Cancer Support

James Gadsby-Peet

james gadsby-peet

Director of Digital
William Joseph

Miriam Goodall

mirium goodall

Head of Events and Community Fundraising, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Joanna Hancock

joanna hancock

Head of Account Management
Marie Curie

Marina Jones

marina jones

Head of Trusts and Foundations, Royal Opera House

Roger Lawson

roger lawson

Roger Lawson Consulting

Frances Lawrence

frances lawren

Head of Fundraising
Girlguiding UK

Terence Lovell

terence lovell

Director of Development - External Relations Division
Teach First

Matthew Sherrington

matthew sherrington

Charity Consultant
Inspiring Action 

Richard Verden

richard verden

Head of Individual Giving
British Red Cross

Rachel Polnay

rachel polnay

Campaign Director
The Prince's Trust

Amy Sweeting

Senior Major Gifts and Partnerships Manager,
Misisng People

Helen Pert

helen pert

Fundraising and Leadership Consultant, Helen Pert Fundraising Advice and Training

Esther Preston

esther preston

Director of Fundraising and Marketing
Ashgate Hospicecare

Shonali Rodrigues

Shonali headshot

Head of Events

British Heart Foundations