2nd - 4th 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 and Supporter Engagement
The Children's Society & Convention Board Chair

Laurie Boult

 Fundraising Director 
Age UK

Lisa Clavering

lisa clavering

Freelance Fundraiser
Anthony Nolan

Matt Collins

Managing Director
Platypus Digital

Matthew Cull

matthew cull

Deputy Director of Fundraising
Blue Cross

Tom Dixon

tom dixon

Head of Philanthropy

Sarah Eite

Sarah Eite

Fundraising Consultant 
Eite Consulting 

Craig Fordham


Director of Legacies

Macmillan Cancer Support

James Gadsby-Peet

james gadsby-peet

Director of Digital
William Joseph

Miriam Goodall

mirium goodall

Head of Challenge & 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
Teach First

Matthew Sherrington

matthew sherrington

Inspiring Action 

Richard Verden

richard verden

Interim Executive Director of Fundraising
British Red Cross

Rachel Polnay

rachel polnay

Campaign Director
The Prince's Trust

Amy Sweeting

Senior Major Gifts and Partnerships Manager,
Missing 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 Strategic Projects

British Heart Foundation

Luke Mallet


Assistant Director, Supporter Engagement

CLIC Sargent