Rebecca founded Rosendale Partnerships in 2017, an arts partnerships consultancy specialising in corporate partnership with the arts. She works with a broad spectrum of clients though retained work and one off strategic projects. Arts clients include BAFTA, Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Unicorn Theatre, Sadlers Wells, New Adventures, RIBA and Southbank Centre with corporate clients including recent work on Coutts’ arts strategy and partnerships.
Rebecca previously held senior positions in four of London’s leading arts institutions. She led on sponsorships and corporate relationships at the V&A, Southbank Centre and the Old Vic Theatre. Most recently she led on all aspects of arts fundraising and philanthropy as Development Director at the Royal Court Theatre.
Lara’s multi-cultured upbringing prompted her passion for understanding people’s influences, decision-making and what organisations can do as a result. Since joining The Foundation in October 2015, clients have been varied, including HSBC, M&S and recently, the Roundhouse, helping them to customer-led success. Before this, Lara completed a Masters in Marketing at the University of Edinburgh. She ranked top on her course and wrote a prize-winning dissertation on behavioural economics and how framing influences beer choices.
Head of Fundraising & Marketing
Moira has been in fundraising for over 20 years, starting as an administrator of a small national charity (ADFAM National) and working in a wide variety of charities since, including the Sierra Club, Willow Foundation and the major giving team at Marie Curie. She has a broad fundraising background with a focus on strategic leadership, trusts/foundations and philanthropic giving.
She joined the Orpheus Centre, an independent specialist college that focuses on teaching young disabled people independence skills through the arts, in 2016 and has led the fundraising team to increase the charity’s voluntary income by 25%.
Head of Development
Deborah is currently Head of Development at Opera North and has nearly ten years’ experience in arts fundraising, both revenue and capital, in London and Yorkshire. Previous roles include Director of Development at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Fundraising Manager at Sheffield Theatres. Deborah is a passionate advocate of peer networking and continuing professional development, and acts as a Regional Associate for Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. She is also Vice Chair of Harrogate Theatre Trust.
Director of Development
Kathryn Marten has been Director of Development at the National Theatre for two years, and with the NT team since 2008 in the roles of Deputy Director of Development and Head of Major Gifts and Individual Giving, during which time she played a leading role in the NT Future capital redevelopment. Prior to this Kathryn was on the Development team at English National Opera for six years. She is a trustee of the Bush Theatre.
Head of Major Giving & Trusts
Marnie’s 18 years’ experience is in the cultural, heritage and higher education sectors. Currently Head of Major Giving & Trusts at the Roundhouse with previous posts at The Photographers’ Gallery, The Holburne Museum (Bath), Bath Spa University and King’s College London. She has developed revenue and capital strategic fundraising campaigns, created new individual & major donor programmes, and successfully secured major grant funding. She is co-chair of Attitude is Everything’s board of trustees.
Head of Philanthropy
Joanna Newell is Head of Philanthropy at Southbank Centre and leads a team of 11 fundraisers responsible for soliciting major gifts from high-net-worth individuals, major trusts as well as running audiences campaigns and events. Joanna successfully led the public Let The Light In campaign to raise the £3.9m needed to refurbish Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. The target was met on time and the buildings reopened in early 2018 to acclaim.
Head of Corporate Partnerships
English National Ballet
As Head of Corporate Partnerships at English National Ballet and previously Head of Corporate Development & Enterprise at the Southbank Centre, Khadeen O’Donnell is one of London’s leading professionals working in sponsorship and brand activation for the arts. On moving to London twelve years ago, Khadeen worked in media intelligence sales before moving into the arts. In her spare time, Khadeen is studying an MSc in CSR & Sustainability at London Metropolitan Museum and is also on the board of b.supreme, the Brixton based dance festival celebrating women’s achievements in hip-hop dance.