Meet the Project Team
Meet the Project Team
'I am pleased to be taking on the role of Project Director for the 'Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy' project which aims to create a culture of philanthropy and inspire a real step change for both the museums and the philanthropic community in the Hampshire Solent area.
'While I do not have a museums background, since childhood I have enjoyed visiting museums and have a keen interest in history and local heritage. I am fascinated by the diverse ways in which artifacts are used to tell a story, relate an experience or bring history to life.
'My background has predominantly been in local government policy, lobbying and research where I have over ten years of experience. Most recently, I worked at the Local Government Association as a policy consultant representing local authorities on a range of policy areas including voluntary sector policy, local government finance and service transformation. Prior to this, I worked for the Improvement and Development Agency for local government where I project managed an online case study library of good practice in local partnerships covering a number of performance indicators. In this role I helped transform the resource into an interactive, user led resource, encouraging greater peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing. I also provided support to councils and internal colleagues through facilitating training events and acting as a mentor. I started my career in local government on the National Graduate Development Programme, placed with the Royal Borough of Kingston. Alongside a qualification in local government management, this also gave me exposure and responsibility for a number of projects. This included working on the borough’s first Community Plan and with the Arts team on online ticketing and events promotion.
'Aside from my professional experience, I have also served as a trustee for Rushmoor Voluntary Services and as a school governor, as well as volunteering with community groups for many years. I have helped develop fundraising policies and explore models to diversify income generation as well as support colleagues through times of change. I also spent a year living in Ottawa, Canada, where I worked as a researcher for a leading think tank.'
'I am the Project Assistant for ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’ and work alongside Romilly.
I have a strong background in both marketing and fundraising. I have worked for a number of charities including the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), an independent think tank, where I was responsible for the administration of the corporate membership programme; and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) where I developed close links with high value individual donors. As well as working for VSO head office, I spent a year as a VSO volunteer working as a fundraiser in Zambia, raising funds for the construction of an HIV/AIDS hospice. Following this, I worked for the British High Commission in Zambia, assessing funding requests from community based organisations.
Having completed an MA in Marketing Management in 2011 (major area of study: corporate social responsibility), I then worked as an independent marketing consultant for the education sector.
Most recently I have been working as a Marketing Officer at Southampton Solent University where I was responsible for marketing their creative courses, implementing corporate marketing campaigns and overseeing the production of corporate communications. I am currently also an Associate Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Winchester.
I am delighted to be working on this project as I firmly believe that access to the arts and our heritage is of vital importance to all.'