Meet the team

To contact a member of the ACT team, please send an email marked to the attention of the team member to or call 01223 217757.

Our Patron, President and Vice-President

The Countess of St Andrews


Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL (b.1932-d.2019)


Dame Mary Archer DBE

Vice-President (and President – Cambridge Global Health Partnerships)


Dr Rosalind Smith

Trustee - Chairman

Chris Rees

Trustee - Vice-Chairman

Keith Wade

Trustee - Honorary Treasurer

John Ayton


Dr Fiona Cornish


Dr Hugo Ford

NHS Link Trustee

Prof Helen Howe


Dr Mike Knapton

NHS Link Trustee

Claire Smith


Simon Thorley


Christopher Walkinshaw


Management Team

Shelly Thake

Chief Executive

Gemma Downham

Director of Fundraising

Julie Roy

Director of Finance

Anne Jackson

Assistant to Chief Executive


Claire Palmer

Financial Controller

Almudena Cano

Finance Assistant

Toby Herridge

Senior Finance Officer

Margot Holmes

Financial Officer

Gemma Parry

Donation Processor

Donor Care

Paul White

Head of Donor Care

Tara Griffin

Direct Marketing Lead

Alice Macek

Legacies and Philanthropy Manager

Freya Whereat

CRM & Data Insight Lead

Karen Lee

Supporter Administrator


Claire Billing

Head of Relationships

Jennie Hall

Development Lead

Emily Clark

Trusts & Foundations Lead

Emily Willdigg

Community Relationships Lead

Sally Page

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Katalin Incze

Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Flossie Maltby

Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Ellie Bridges

Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Hospital Engagement Team

Katie Britton

Head of Hospital Engagement

Megan Wisbey

Hospital Engagement Lead

Ruby Dama

Hospital Engagement Coordinator


Jonathan McGee

Head of Marketing & Communications

Sarah Rastrick

External Communications Lead

Bridget Tring

Internal Communications Lead

Capital Campaigns

Gaby Sumner

Head of Capital Campaigns

Hannah Wilson

Trusts & Foundations Manager

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Evelyn Brealey

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships Director

Kristijan Marinkovic

CGHP Development Lead

Sophie Ward

CGHP Programme Officer

Lucy Gilder


Charitable Expenditure

Alex Cavanagh

Head of Charitable Expenditure

Harriet Webb

Grants Manager

Claire Teager

Funds Manager

Human Resources

Ruth Campbell

HR Lead

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