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


Jungae Lee

Donation Processor

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

Katalin Incze

Individual Giving Coordinator

Karen Lee

Supporter Administrator


Claire Billing

Head of Relationships

Joe Sagoe

Philanthropy Lead

Emily Clark

Trusts & Foundations Lead

Allison Waterhouse

Community Relationships Lead

Emily Willdigg

Community Relationships Lead (maternity leave)

Flossie Maltby

Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Ellie Bridges

Community Relationships Co-ordinator

Hospital Engagement Team

Katie Britton

Head of Hospital Engagement (maternity leave)

Ines Smith

Hospital Engagement Lead

Sarah Bull

Hospital Engagement Lead

Capital Campaigns

Zena Collins

Senior Philanthropy Lead

Patrick Hawke-Smith

Senior Philanthropy Lead

Shannon Webster

Temporary Executive Assistant

Tom Gull

Trusts Lead

Marianne Richardson

Philanthropy Lead

Megan Wisbey

Hospital Engagement Lead

Hannah Wilson

Trusts & Foundations Manager (maternity leave)


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

Thet Win Aung

CGHP Programme Support

Sophie Ward

CGHP Programme Officer

Charitable Expenditure

Alex Cavanagh

Head of Charitable Expenditure

Harriet Webb

Grants Manager

Ella McFarlane

Charitable Expenditure Coordinator

Claire Teager

Funds Manager

Human Resources

Ruth Campbell

Head of HR

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