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 and President

The Countess of St Andrews


Dame Mary Archer DBE

President (and President – Cambridge Global Health Partnerships)


Dr Mike Knapton

Acting Chair

Chris Rees

Trustee - Vice-Chairman

Lindsay Dodsworth

Trustee - Honorary Treasurer

Dr Fiona Cornish


Dr Hugo Ford

NHS Link Trustee

Prof Helen Howe


Claire Smith


Simon Thorley


Christopher Walkinshaw


William Fox


James Stevens


Management Team

Shelly Thake

Chief Executive

Gemma Downham

Director of Major Gifts

Martine Gabbitass

Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Jonathan McGee

Director of Communications & Impact

Claire Billing

Director of Fundraising

Sheila Jack

Assistant to Chief Executive


Jungae Lee

Donation Processor

Vacancy - Finance & Accounts Assistant

Rachel Gillham

Senior Finance Officer

Phoebe Cartwright

Finance Officer

Toby Herridge

Senior Finance Officer

Vacancy - Donation Processor

Donor Care

Paul White

Head of Donor Care

Tara Griffin

Direct Marketing Lead

Rebecca Hubble

CRM & Data Insight Lead

Karen Lee

Supporter Administrator

Lydia Farrer

Individuals Giving Co-ordinator


Vacancy - Special Events Lead

Joe Sagoe

Corporate Lead

Emily Clark

Trusts & Foundations Lead

Vacancy - Philanthropy Lead

Vacancy - Head of Relationships

Vacancy - Corporate fundraiser

Vacancy - Community Relationships Lead

Emily Willdigg

Community Relationships Lead (maternity leave)

Vacancy - Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Capital Campaigns

Zena Collins

Senior Philanthropy Lead - Cancer

Patrick Hawke-Smith

Senior Philanthropy Lead - Children's

Em Robson

Executive Assistant

Tom Gull

Head of Trusts

Vacancy - Major Gifts Officer

Marianne Richardson

Philanthropy Lead

Vacancy - Special Events Lead

Megan Wisbey

Ambassador Relations Lead

Hannah Wilson

Trusts & Foundations Manager (maternity leave)


Vacancy - Head of Communications

Sarah Rastrick

Digital & Online Communications Lead

Bridget Tring

Marketing Communications Lead

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Evelyn Brealey

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships Director

Fiona Elliot

CGHP Programme Officer

Thet Win Aung

CGHP Programme Support

Charitable Expenditure

Alex Cavanagh

Head of Charitable Expenditure

Ines Smith

Grants Manager

Claire Teager

Funds Manager (maternity leave)

Human Resources

Ruth Campbell

Head of HR

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