Kate has worked with Alison for around 14 years, both as a colleague and as a customer.

“I have known Kate since about 2002 when she became my manager in the then Major Giving team at the NSPCC. Her experience benefitted me hugely: she is an excellent leader and manager who encouraged and gave me confidence to go out and secure gifts at the highest level and to develop my career.  I have seen her apply her abilities to develop countless others in her years of fundraising too, many of whom have in turn gone on to lead their own teams at a variety of charitable institutions. Her people management skills are second to none. She is particularly skilled at enabling people to reach their potential and aspire to excellence.  She demonstrates integrity in her approach to fundraising and sets high standards.

Kate is also adept at working strategically and operationally with senior volunteers and high value supporters across the spectrum: trustees, individual major donors, trust directors, volunteer boards, companies, etc.  She has a wealth of experience in these fields, understands the subtlety and focus necessary to secure senior individuals’ confidence, and I and many others in the charitable sector have been lucky enough to benefit from her considerable abilities in this regard, raising millions of pounds as a result.  I would highly recommend working with Kate if you get the opportunity to do so.”

Alison Pemberton, Head of Major Giving, NSPCC