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 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


William Fox


James Stevens


Management Team

Shelly Thake

Chief Executive

Gemma Downham

Director of Capital Campaigns

Julie Roy

Director of Finance

Jonathan McGee

Director of Fundraising (interim)

Anne Jackson

Assistant to Chief Executive


Claire Palmer

Financial Controller

Phoebe Cartwright

Finance Officer

Toby Herridge

Senior Finance Officer

Gemma Parry

Donation Processor

Donor Care

Paul White

Head of Donor Care

Tara Griffin

Direct Marketing Lead

Alice Macek

Legacies and Philanthropy Manager

Rebecca Hubble

CRM & Data Insight Lead

Karen Lee

Supporter Administrator


Claire Billing

Head of Relationships

Emily Clark

Trusts & Foundations Lead

Emily Willdigg

Community Relationships Lead

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

Ruby Dama

Hospital Engagement Coordinator

Capital Campaigns

Megan Wisbey

Hospital Engagement Lead

Gaby Sumner

Head of Capital Campaigns

Hannah Wilson

Trusts & Foundations Manager


Ken Smith

Head of Communications (interim)

Sarah Rastrick

External Communications Lead

Bridget Tring

Internal Communications Lead

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Evelyn Brealey

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships Director

Sophie Ward

CGHP Programme Officer

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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