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Job Role

Chief Executive & Founder

Organisation

Cause4

Biography

Michelle trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and played the violin professionally. A chartered marketer Michelle founded Cause4 after leaving the London Symphony Orchestra, where her achievements in private sector fundraising led to her being judged the Best Upcoming Fundraiser at the National Fundraising Awards in 2008.

Since setting up Cause4 Michelle has undertaken major strategic and business development projects, including campaign developments with a number of national charities and consultancy work for FTSE 100 brands developing their cultural sponsorship programmes. Michelle also specialises in philanthropy, having recently developed a number of major philanthropy projects for charities and corporates, and having set up new philanthropic foundations for sports stars, artists and entrepreneurs.

Michelle is a Fellow of the Guildhall School (FGS) and of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Trustee of the Discover Children’s Story Centre.

In 2015 she was invited to become part of the Maserati 100 list for entrepreneurs ‘that give back’ and was voted Salt Magazine’s top 5 Compassionate Business Leaders in the UK based on sustainability, innovation, compassion and impact.

In the 2018 AI Global Excellence Awards she was voted the most influential woman in fundraising.