- Cause4 team
- Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme Fellows
- Guildhall School of Music & Drama Creative Entrepreneurs
Cause4 Senior Management
Brian joined Cause4 in May 2015 as Director of Digital Strategy. Prior to this Brian spent 6 years working as a consultant in the charity sector and the tech startup community. He has also undertaken a number of senior interim and advisory roles with organisations including Stonewall, Contact a Family, and SENDirect.
Brian’s background also includes time with the London Symphony Orchestra where he oversaw the development of the orchestra’s first digital platform for live performance streaming, and co-developed the orchestra’s collaboration with Google on the first global YouTube Symphony Orchestra project which attracted more than 10 million followers across the globe.
Brian is a trustee at Step Forward, an independent charity providing free and confidential services to young people aged 11-25 in Tower Hamlets and the surrounding areas.
Amanda is Director of Strategic Development for Cause4. Amanda runs the Arts Council-supported national Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, including management of the Arts Fundraising Fellowships and developing & delivering fundraising training. Amanda also works with a range of clients, on governance, project evaluation, fundraising strategy development and implementation.
Amanda graduated from King’s College, London, in 2000 with a PhD. In English Literature, and went onto work in management roles within arts organisations. After joining Arts Council England in 2004, Amanda worked on a wide brief across national investment, research and strategy. From 2010 to 2013 Amanda served as Director of Combined arts and Touring, during this period her work included launching the Strategic Touring Lottery Programme, project-managing The Space digital platform with the BBC, and leading on Artistic Assessment for organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Niels Veenhuijzen works with the Cause4 team in the Netherlands. He has been a senior executive, trustee and entrepreneur in the performing arts and non-profit sector for more than 25 years. At present he is consultant and board member to a range of charities, trusts, arts organisations and cultural institutes. His key strength is identifying the unique selling points of artists and organisations with a view to their long-term opportunities and enabling them to translate this into the strongest possible market position with both sustainable growth and public value. He has a background in law and classical music and took classes in public management at Tias Nimbas Business School.
From 2006 to 2013 Niels Veenhuijzen was chief executive of the Residentie Orchestra The Hague. Additionally he served as chairman of the executive board of the Philips Concert Hall/Lucent Dance Theatre and was one of the founding fathers of the new Dance and Music Centre in The Hague. Before that he was a Director of HarrisonParrott Ltd. in London, working globally as consultant (orchestras, festivals, venues) and agent (artists a.o. Janine Jansen, Neeme Järvi and Xian Zhang). He started his own business in 1995 in creative entrepreneurship as Director/Owner of the agency Concertdirectie Samama & Co. in Amsterdam.
Tom joined the Cause4 team in November 2014 as the Head of Philanthropy and Development and is now the Senior Associate for Philanthropy and Governance. He has worked across the charity sector and in social business, focusing on early-stage and fast-growth organisations. Tom was previously Executive Director of Project Harar Ethiopia, leading the development of the health NGO between 2007 and 2012. Tom joins from StudentFunder where he was a member of the team that launched a new loan scheme for postgraduate study. He began his charity career with Ambitious About Autism and has consulted for several UK charities and start-ups on their marketing and campaign strategies, including a spell as Account Manager at Third Sector PR.
A keen cyclist, Tom rides with the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign and advises Rollapaluza Cycling Events. Tom studied NGO Management at Cass Business School and holds degrees in international relations from the University of Leeds.
He is a Trustee of CSIS Charity Fund and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Ben joined Cause4 in May 2010 on our Entrepreneurship training programme and is now Head of Development. 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 strategic development, leading and running fundraising campaigns, facilitating corporate approaches, writing bid proposals and developing online and social media strategies. At Cause4 Ben has developed specific expertise across arts, education, social enterprise and sport.
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 holds an Institute of Fundraising Diploma with merit.
Camilla joined Cause4 as a Development Intern in June 2016 after graduating from University College London with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology Studies, with Environmental Law and Psychology.
Before joining Cause4, Camilla volunteered with Barnardo’s, designing and developing their events fundraising material, and interned at Petrotec – EU’s leading biodiesel producer – in public affairs and sustainability.
Camilla is passionate about the promotion of social equality through charity as well as environmental issues, and is excited to gain experience in strategic client support, internal development through public relations, and to work on a variety of projects across the third sector.
Grace joined Cause4 in July 2016 as a Development Intern. She is completing her masters in Human Rights at University College London, and graduated from the University of Durham in 2015.
Prior to joining Cause4, Grace worked with Community Links Trust and Victim Support in the UK, and FutureSense Foundation in Tanzania, and believes that charities play a key role in delivering ground level community impact, particularly in an increasingly turbulent political landscape.
Her academic studies have led to Grace developing a keen interest in corporate social responsibility and the collaborative role businesses, corporations and foundations play in delivering effective philanthropy, something she is keen to explore further through the work of Cause4.