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

    Finance Officer

    Margot Holmes

    Financial Officer

    Gemma Parry

    Donor Processor

    Donor Care

    Paul White

    Head of Donor Care

    Tara Griffin

    Direct Marketing Lead

    Alice Macek

    Legacies and Philanthropy Manager

    Sally Page

    Volunteer Co-ordinator

    Emily Willdigg

    Mass Events Lead

    Donor Services

    Julia Caterall

    Donor Service Lead

    Lizzie Hills

    Donor Service Co-ordinator

    Katalin Incze

    Donor Service Co-ordinator

    Hospital Engagement Team

    Katie Britton

    Hospital Engagement Lead

    Megan Wisbey

    Hospital Engagement Lead


    Jonathan McGee

    Head of Marketing & Communications

    Ruby Dama

    Communications Assistant

    Sarah Rastrick

    External Communications Lead

    Bridget Tring

    Internal Communications Lead

    Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

    Evelyn Brealey

    Cambridge Global Health Partnerships Director

    Kristijan Marinkovic

    CGHP Development Lead

    Sophie Ward

    CGHP Programme Officer


    Claire Billing

    Head of Relationships

    Liz Brinsdon

    Strategic Partnerships Lead

    Jennie Hall

    Development Lead

    Hannah Wilson

    Trusts & Foundations Manager

    Charitable Expenditure

    Alex Cavanagh

    Head of Charitable Expenditure

    Harriet Webb

    Fund & Grant Manager (interim)

    Claire Teager

    Fund & Grant Manager

    Human Resources

    Ruth Campbell

    HR Lead

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