>> Dave Taylor – Dave started working with Cause4 in early 2012 as an associate and is now Head of Business Development, managing Cause4’s internal financial and legal activities, as well as working on client projects.
Prior to joining Cause4, Dave gained experience in the charity sector as Head of Finance; Resources at The Cricket Foundation and before that held senior financial positions in private sector businesses, notably in ICI for whom he worked for over twenty years in UK and in Holland. Dave has particular interests in sports and arts sectors, and in the development of financial processes in the third sector.
>> Emma O’Connell – Emma joined Cause4 as Head of Development in December 2010 having worked as Development Director for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied music at the University of Oxford before moving to London to spend ten years working as a development professional in the cultural sector.
Previously, as the European Union Youth Orchestra’s first Development and Marketing Manager Emma was solely responsible for the organisation’s fundraising, marketing and press activity. Emma has also worked for the British Museum, both the Development and Education Departments of Aldeburgh Productions, and the Britten Pears School.
Emma is a Committee Member of LPO Contemporaries, a viola player and singer and a keen horticulturalist.
>> Ruth Harrison – Ruth joins Cause4 in May 2013 as Head of Development, supporting the organisation’s client work across a wide range of arts, education and community projects.
Ruth has worked in the field of literature, the arts and reader development for over 25 years. Ruth comes to Cause4 from the Reading Agency, where she has developed extensive experience in developing reading and literacy programmes, and brings with her superb knowledge in the fields of digital and social media.
Ruth is passionate about producing creative programmes that bring people together and have the ability to both change how things are done and open up experiences for audiences.
>> Oliver Proctor – Oliver joins Cause4 in April 2013 as Head of Development to work on projects across Cause4’s cultural and philanthropy portfolio. Oliver brings with him over ten years’ international experience developing, directing and fundraising for community arts and education projects.
Oliver has a passion for culture and theatre and the role that the arts can have in individual and community development. His work in the UK has seen Oliver manage programmes of activity with some of London’s leading cultural venues and voluntary organisations, supporting a wide range of needs, including; homelessness, gender equality, emerging technology, criminal justice and social care.
>> Stewart Goshawk – Stewart joins Cause4 in April 2013 as Head of Philanthropy and Projects, a newly created part-time role which Stewart will take on alongside his position as Chief Executive of the Wembley National Stadium Trust. Stewart will support the Cause4 team in developing a number of new philanthropic Foundations.
Stewart has extensive previous experience in the charitable sector, having worked most recently as a senior grants officer for the City Bridge Trust, London’s largest charitable trust fund, where he has overseen the grant making and assessment processes, working across themes as diverse as disability, youth leadership, ex-offenders, older people, and environmental education.
Stewart was seconded as Head of Secretariat at the London Bombings Relief Fund in 2005, the UK’s first national disaster fund, established in the wake of 7/7 to distribute £12m received in public donations to the injured survivors and bereaved families.
>> Sophie Eastman – Sophie joined Cause4 in August 2011 as Senior Development Manager after 4 years in Camelot’s corporate responsibility team. An experienced CR professional, Sophie has experience of developing, advising on and implementing corporate responsibility strategies, as well as embedding stakeholder engagement and CR reporting processes. Her focus for the past year has been on establishing a corporate community investment programme, working closely with third sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Prior to this Sophie worked for two and a half years at Business in the Community in the London Community Investment team. Sophie read Politics at the University of Reading and has a Postgrad in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge.
>> Ben Wilson – Ben joined Cause4 in May 2010 on our Entrepreneurship training programme and is now the company’s Senior Development Manager. Prior to joining Cause4 Ben spent two years working in marketing, advising start-up firms on their social media strategies.
Ben’s experience in the charity sector includes research, writing bid proposals and developing online and social media strategies. At Cause4 Ben is developing specific expertise in arts and education and has recently been closely involved in developing two music and arts education hubs for Brighton and Hove and Leicestershire Music Services.
Ben holds an MA in International Security and Terrorism and a BA Hons. in Politics from the University of Nottingham. He has a passion for all things sporting and a growing interest in culture and the arts and was recently awarded his Institute of Fundraising Diploma with merit.
>> Sarah Dundas – Sarah joined Cause4 in February 2012 and is now our Executive Administration Coordinator. Sarah holds an MA (Hons) in French and International Relations from the University of St Andrews, which she completed in May 2011.
During her studies, Sarah spent two years living in Paris, where she gained experience working in the charity sector. She then spent seven months volunteering in Uganda after finishing her degree.
Previously our Development Assistant, Sarah now provides Executive support to Directors, assists in the delivery of the Business Plan and works on Project Management across the organisation.
>> Jo McGowan – Jo joined the Cause4 Entrepreneurship programme in November 2012, and is our first Alchemist supported by a new partnership with the Shackleton Foundation. Jo studied Social and Political Science at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
After graduating with a first class degree, Jo worked for the Helena Kennedy Foundation to widen participation in higher education, an issue she remains passionate about.
Jo’s principal areas of interest are education and community development, she is looking forward to learning more about social enterprise and philanthropy and is excited to be developing the strategy and fundraising strategy for the Shackleton Foundation. Jo is studying for the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma.
>> Sam Davis – Sam read History at Downing College, Cambridge and joined the Cause4 Entrepreneurship programme in February 2012.
Sam’s principal areas of interest are the arts and sport, and he has a keen interest in public access. He also remains passionate about widening participation work for universities and further education.
Sam is learning all aspects of Cause4’s work in fundraising strategy and project development, specialising in fundraising from the Statutory Sector and Trusts and Foundations and training for the education sector. Sam is currently studying for the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma.
>> Zoe Dean – Zoe joined Cause4 in July 2012 as a Development Intern and is now part of the Cause4 Entrepreneurship programme.
Zoe graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in history. Zoe has prior work and volunteering experience within the arts and heritage sectors, her principal fields of interest, and she is passionate about widening public access in these areas. In addition, Zoe is looking forward to learning more about the work of social enterprises and assisting with their development.
Zoe is learning all aspects of Cause4’s work in fundraising strategy and project development, and is developing a number of new skills in relation to this work. She will be working on projects across our client portfolio.
>> Robert Clarke – Robert read law at Downing College, Cambridge and joined the Cause4 Entrepreneurship programme in October 2012. He is set to take up a position in a City Law Firm from 2014.
Robert’s main interests are sport and education – both areas in which he has gained experience over several years, through working on both a paid and voluntary basis.
Robert is learning all aspects of Cause4’s work in fundraising strategy and project development, specialising in fundraising development for social enterprises and philanthropy.
>> Remick Kang - Remick joined Cause4 in January 2013 as the Development intern and is now part of the Cause4 Entrepreneurship Programme. She holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from University College London, which she completed in August 2012.
Remick is interested in the Arts, being a keen painter herself and is passionate about protecting the environment and environmental security. She also has experience working and volunteering both within the education and health sector.
Remick works closely with the social enterprise Blue Sky and the Institute of Global Health and Innovation at Imperial College. She is developing new skills in both fundraising strategy and project development.
>> Laura Pedley - Laura joined Cause4 in April 2013 and is part of the Entrepreneurship Programme. Laura graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first class degree in International Relations and Politics. She continued her studies at the University of Sheffield, achieving an MA, with distinction, in Global Politics and Law. After completing her studies, Laura has worked for a public policy events company, and a students’ union and is now looking to broaden her skills across the worlds of charity, social enterprise and philanthropy.
Laura is learning all aspects of Cause4’s work in fundraising strategy and project development, and will be working on projects across our client portfolio, including supporting digital development projects.
>> Alice Ravenscroft - Alice studied French at Somerville College, Oxford and joined the Cause4 Entrepreneurship Programme in April 2013.
After graduating with a first class degree, Alice interned at Giving What We Can, helping to set up their London chapter, and also interned at Street Child of Sierra Leone in communications and fundraising roles.
Alice is passionate about Effective Altruism: finding and raising awareness about the most effective ways to alleviate suffering and fight extreme poverty. She also has a longstanding interest in the arts, particularly literature, music and cinema. She is looking forward to learning more about philanthropy and to working with a range of client organisations at Cause4.
>> Ali Khimji - Ali joined Cause4 in May 2013 as our Development Intern. Prior to this, he worked as Assistant Editor of emel, a Muslim lifestyle publication, where he was tasked with researching ideas for content, interviewing high-profile personalities, and writing features and articles. Ali holds a degree in Financial Economics from the University of Leicester.
Ali has a long-standing interest in the community and voluntary sector, and previously worked as Secretary and Youth Worker at a local youth club. He currently volunteers for the Al-Mizan Charitable Trust, a grant-funder that works to fight poverty in the UK, where he oversees fundraising and marketing initiatives.
Ali is learning all aspects of Cause4‘s work in fundraising strategy and project development, and will be working on projects across our client portfolio.