Catherine Graham Harrison
Catherine is an independent consultant working as an adviser to a wide range of organisations in the not-for-profit sector. Since establishing her consultancy in 1994, her work has covered strategic reviews of existing organisations and projects; development plans for new organisations and projects; funding strategies and advice on, and management of, organisational change and development. She also works as a mentor and is known for her skilled handling of sensitive and complex issues with both individual and organisational clients.
Clients have included the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation; a large family trust; the London Borough of Camden; the Camelot Foundation; Arts Council, England; WWF-UK; Tate Modern; the Community Fund and Amnesty International, in addition to individual senior managers.
Before becoming a consultant, she was Director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and before that Community Affairs Director and a senior client manager at Citicorp. She started her career with a number of roles in the voluntary housing sector, the last being Deputy Director of a major London Housing Association.
She is currently Chair of the National Forest Company, a Board Member of Natural England and a member of the National Trust’s Architectural Panel. Previous Board appointments include the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Womankind Worldwide, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Foundling Museum.
Judith is an advisor in philanthropy and strategy for individuals, corporations, foundations, non-profit organisations and international institutions, based in Paris. She founded JCS International, a growing network of leading experts in philanthropy and institutional strategy and positioning. She has lived and worked in Europe for most of the past 25 years.
Her professional experience includes: Senior Advisor for Civil Society Partnerships, United Nations World Food Programme (Rome); Executive Director, Future Harvest Foundation, an international network of agriculture research institutions (Washington, D.C.); President of the Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture (Warsaw); Director, Europe - Ruder Finn, a US public relations and public affairs firm (London and Paris); and as a consultant to Airbus, EDF, AXA, the OECD, Paribas, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Polish Council of Ministers. She is a history and international affairs graduate of Stanford University and has served on several boards of directors, and as a lecturer at the Institut d’Etude Politique de Paris, teaching Citizen Participation and Political Decision-Making. She created and lectured in the seminar, New Philanthropy and Social Investing in the ESSEC MBA programme and is a lecturer at the University of Bologna’s Masters in International Studies in Philanthropy.
Griselda is an independent consultant advising organisations in the arts, educational and wider voluntary and charitable sectors. She specialises in devising and assisting with the implementation of development and business plans for organisational growth and new projects and initiatives. Recent clients have included large and established organisations like the London Film School, De Montfort University, Metropolitan Works (an initiative of London Metropolitan University), the Crafts Council, Craft Central workspaces, Artangel artists commissioning agency, Craft Potters Association and new start-ups such as Lecture List an internet based service, Vertigo film magazine, Cove Park residential arts centre in Scotland and the Work-Life Balance Trust.
Fundraising is generally at the heart of this work and Griselda Bear has extensive expertise in raising funds from all sectors – public sources regionally, nationally and internationally, trusts and foundations, companies and individuals – for both capital projects and revenue needs.
She has a philosophy degree from Kings College, London and post graduate business degree from the City University, London. Griselda Bear is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has been an External Examiner for the Department of Arts Policy and Management at the City University. Board appointments have included Trustee and Director of the British Museum Friends, where she also chaired the Fundraising Strategy Committee, and membership of the Advisory Boards of Hidden Art and Metropolitan Works.
Caroline is an expert in fundraising and philanthropy and leads The Philanthropy Company, a growing consultancy working with philanthropists and charities. She brings a strategic approach to the partnership between donors and organisations; providing advice to donors and philanthropists on their giving strategies and to charities on their income growth.
Caroline is known for her expertise in management strategies to maximise private sector fundraising and in leading organisational change to support income growth. She is an inspirational leader who achieves measurable success and is accustomed to working with complex international organisations.
From 2008 to 2011 Caroline was a Board level executive director and Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Save the Children where she tripled income achieved each year from private funders including philanthropists, private trusts and companies and led the global fundraising strategy across some 120 countries. She has held other senior roles at the University of the Arts, the Royal Court Theatre, Arts and Business, the British Council and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Client work since 2002 includes capital campaigns, revenue fundraising, interim management and leadership, board development, staff team review and mentoring for clients including the Royal Festival Hall, Kings College London, the University of the Arts, the University of Buckingham, the British Film Institute and the Commonwealth Foundation.
Joanna has over 20 years administrative experience in the public and private sectors at a senior level and, as a qualified Westminster Tour Guide, regularly leads tours across the city.