Charles Keidan is the editor of Alliance, a magazine and website read by over 20,000 philanthropy practitioners for news, views and interviews from across the global philanthropy sector. Charles previously served as the executive director of the Pears Foundation where he worked closely with philanthropist, Sir Trevor Pears, helping to build a foundation known for its commitment to good practice rooted in trusting relationships with partners and grantees – something which continues to this day. He has taught widely about philanthropy, and is also known for his campaigning work leading a legal and political effort to make the choice of a civil partnership available to different sex couples.
Director of Development, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Chair, CASE Strategic Fundraising for Leaders 2019
Dr Kary Kelly is Director of Development at The Courtauld, the world’s leading university for the study of the history of art, where she has overall responsibility for fundraising, membership and alumni relations. The Courtauld is undertaking a £70m campaign to support the most radical transformation in its history. The campaign will enable the redevelopment of The Courtauld’s magnificent Gallery and Institute at Somerset House in London, the opening of a new temporary campus in Clerkenwell, and an ambitious programme of national and international loans and exhibitions designed to share its world-famous collection and its expertise with museums, galleries and communities across the UK and the world. Prior to joining The Courtauld in 2015, Kary held strategic fundraising positions at the Royal College of Art, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, where she worked on the Oxford Thinking campaign. Her career in development started at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
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.
Institute of Fundraising
Peter became CEO of the Institute of Fundraising in September 2011, and speaks around the world on fundraising and philanthropy.
He has worked for homeless charity Crisis, been CEO of the London Cycling Campaign and London Voluntary Service Council and held a senior role for the London Mayor.
Head of Development
Emily Magnuson is Head of Development at the Ashmolean Museum. Before joining she spent the past 5 years at Tate in London, first as Head of Programmes, Development, fundraising for Tate Britain and Tate Modern’s exhibition, education and conservation programmes, and then as Head of International Philanthropy. Previously, she was Sponsorship Associate at Frieze and had a brief career in software sales. Born and raised in the greater Chicagoland area, Emily received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied History, Architectural History and French, followed by an MSt in the History of Art from Oxford. She has been based in the UK since 2009.
Head of Corporate Development
Nick has been Head of Corporate Development at the Design Museum since December 2017 having previously held senior sponsorship and corporate development roles at the Science Museum, Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Albert Hall. Recognised by the European Sponsorship Agency as the ‘Most Promising Sponsorship Executive’ at the 2010 UK Sponsorship Awards, Nick has gone on to work across a diverse portfolio of partnerships including Apple, Bloomberg, Samsung, Rolex, Jaguar Land Rover, BT and American Express.
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 Development
The Scar Free Foundation
Kane has a decade’s experience fundraising for arts, health and not-for-profit sectors. As Head of Development of Battersea Arts Centre, he completed a major capital campaign and managed the disaster appeal following the fire to their main auditorium. Kane is a Trustee of several theatre organisations (Sounds Like Chaos and Uninvited Guests) and a Committee Member of the Institute of Fundraising’s Cultural Sector Network. He has recently taken on the Chairmanship of the Institute of Fundraising’s annual Cultural Sector Conference and is a founding Trustee of new arts venue Streatham Space Project.
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.