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CAF Speakers


Meet the people who will bring your event to life


Our team of inspirational speakers have extensive knowledge about charity, philanthropy and what inspires people to give.   Their wealth of experience and unique insight will entertain and inform your audience.

If you would like to discuss one of our team taking part in your event as a speaker, panel member or masterclass leader, please get in touch.

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Susan Pinkney discusses Scotland Giving 2017

Hear key insights into the charitable landscape in Scotland from CAF's Head of Research

NAVCA's 2018 Forging Community Conference

Rhodri Davies in the Revolutionaries Roundtable, speaking about the impact of emerging dispruptive technologies on charity.

Partnering in international giving, with David Stead

David Stead, our Director of Philanthropy discusses how CAF can be the perfect giving partner for your international giving.


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Monica Brown

Monica's areas of expertise are grant making, charity appeals, performance management, change management, charity governance and leadership, organisational development.
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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri's specialist areas include philanthropy, history of philanthropy, the future of giving, blockchain/bitcoin and charity, artificial intelligence and giving, augmented/virtual reality and charity and the science of charitable giving.
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Michael Mapstone

Michael is an expert in international development policy, fundraising and practice and leads CAF’s International work.
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Susan Pinkney

Susan has extensive public speaking experience and is an expert on explaining how the UK and the world gives, bringing opinion research to life and making the complex simple.
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Holly Piper

Holly is a well-known leader in the field of social investment with expertise in social investment, investment readiness, small charity resilience and social impact bonds.

Ben Russell

Ben is CAF's Director of Communications with a background in journalism before moving to the charity sector.
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David Stead

David is an expert on individual, family and corporate philanthropy and international giving, as well as being passionate about trends and innovation in philanthropy and social impact.

Neil Poynton

Neil has broad experience of charity finance and practice, financial services including lending and investments, private banking and landed estates.
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Joanna Walker

Joanna's knowledge includes philanthropy and philanthropy advice, social investment, fundraising, major donors, venture philanthropy, impact investing, donor advised funds and other charitable giving vehicles, cross border giving, giving circles.
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Holger Westphely

Holger is one of the country’s leading social investment practitioners with expertise in social investment, investment readiness, small charity resilience and social impact bonds.