- Nearing five years of professional experience (plus three years of voluntary experience) in corporate, event and individual fundraising.
- Led innovations within Rays of Sunshine’s supporter journeys – from creating new opportunities to engage community fundraisers to improving stewardship through the creation of thank you videos for major supporters
- Grew East African Playgrounds’ event income stream from £295,000p/a in 2015 to over £580,000p/a in 2018.
- Created East African Playgrounds’ corporate partnership programme from scratch, whilst assisting the development of a major donor and individual giving platform at the same time.
- Institute of Fundraising’s “Best Fundraising Newcomer” at their national award ceremony in July 2018.
- Chair of trustees of Raising Futures Kenya, having supported their rebrand, mission focus and fundraising strategy revamp.
- Youngest member of Fundraising Magazine’s “25 Under 35” list, published in November 2018.
- Mentored by the incredible team at the Tony Elischer Foundation between 2017 and 2018, expanding my mind and network ten-fold.
- Donor, event participant and advocate for a number of causes.
- Has three favourite jokes that he will tell anyone that asks, but they require an in-person audience.
- Pretended to like spoken word poetry to impress a boy – the fancy for poetry lasted longer than the relationship did.
- Has lived in Uganda for approximately a year over the period of 2014 – 2017, working on charitable projects, drinking cheap beer and refusing to wear flip-flops at every turn. They are the devil’s shoes.
- Has drunk more Dr. Pepper than is safe for humans, and sticks by the corporate tagline in life: “what’s the worst that can happen?”
- Wrote his dissertation in three days, but it was on Dr. Suess, so at least the reading was very short.
- Can quote Dan Pallota’s ‘The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong’ TEDx Talk almost word for word
- Will be distracted by dogs walking past.
- Will beat you at Super Smash Bros Melee or die trying.
- Chose to spend the £150 he was given for a rabies vaccination on beer, jaegerbombs and the complete set of Game of Thrones instead.