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MEET THE CHARITY CONSULTING TEAM

Our expert team of charity consultants are on hand to help with any questions you have about running a charity or grantmaking.

Monica Brown

Head of Charity Advisory and Programmes

Monica leads the team which includes overall responsibility for CAF’s charity advisory, grantmaking and legacy services, operating budget and personnel. Monica joined CAF in July 2016 and is part of CAF’s leadership group.

Monica was previously CEO of the charity Dress for Success Greater London and the National Head of England for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. She has an extensive background in grantmaking, change management and organisational development.

Michael Theodorou

Senior Grantmaking Manager

Michael leads CAF's grantmaking work, providing strategic and operational support to corporates, individuals, government and charities operating globally.

Michael has managed and chaired many programmes and has over 20 years' grantmaking experience. He has an accounting background, and has advised many charities with governance, capacity building, income diversification, impact measurement and best practice approaches.

Michael has supported the Venture Partnership Foundation board, was a panel member for Futureversity and volunteers locally.

Stephanie Moss

Legacy Manager
Stephanie Moss is the Legacy Manager at CAF and has over 20 years' experience in legacy giving.

Steph Taylor

Senior Advisory Manager

Steph leads CAF's advisory work with charities and oversees a number of strategic grantmaking programmes operating across Europe and the UK.

Steph has a varied background in charity leadership covering grantmaking, strategy, operational and programme management roles. She is experienced in business development, impact measurement and external affairs, and holds postgraduate qualifications in Information Advice and Guidance, Leadership, and Business. She is a school governor and international development charity trustee.

James Moon

Advisory Manager

James delivers advisory work with charities and manages our international grantmaking programmes.

James has a background in strategy and operational management in the third sector and civil society. He's experienced in fundraising, capacity building, governance structures, impact measurement and advocacy and policy. In his last role, James supported over 50 organisations across 23 different countries to build organisational resilience.

Beth Williams

Programme Manager, CAF Resilience

Beth manages CAF’s grant programme for small charities aimed at improving their resilience and increasing the number of donors giving to charities for this purpose.

Originally from a corporate background, Beth has held responsibility for governance and process within a charity, and led on the development and implementation of a quality assurance programme for voluntary organisations aimed at improving their organisational effectiveness and the quality of their youth participation.

Kathy O’Neill

Programme Lead, Smart Energy GB in Communities
Kathy is programme lead for the Smart Energy GB in Communities fund.

Her previous background includes grantmaking and Customer Services. Her previous role as a Senior Grant Manager involved being heavily involved in a high value grant programme helping to support hundreds of organisations at grass roots level to increase participation in sporting activities.

Ben Hughes

Grants Officer, Smart Energy GB in Communities
Ben is a Grants Officer for the Smart Energy GB in Communities fund. His previous experience lies within our Customer Services team, helping account holders' donations reach their chosen charities. Ben also has experience in validating charities to ensure that donations are made to organisations with a charitable purpose, and supports those organisations to ensure they receive their donations.

Ben Grabham

Grants Officer, Smart Energy GB in Communities
Ben is a Grants Officer for the Smart Energy GB in Communities fund. His previous experience includes delivery of a Department for Work and Pensions contract helping people with disabilities, bid and tender writing and management for a large national not-for-profit housing and care provider, business development and volunteer management in the Voluntary and Community Sector and as a Programme Manager at Ashford Borough Council.

Eileen Wilson

Grants Co-ordinator
Eileen supports the delivery of grantmaking programmes across the team.  She has experience of fundraising, project management and capacity building within the voluntary sector and holds a Post Graduate Qualification in Community Education. 

Ingrid Isaacs

Charities and Grantmaking Executive
Ingrid has over 15 years' grantmaking experience and manages and supports the delivery of a wide range of grantmaking programmes.

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