Head of Corporate Clients

Philippa Cornish

Philippa Cornish

Head of Corporate Clients
Philippa joined Charities Aid Foundation in October 2017 as a senior manager in the corporate client team, overseeing the partnerships that are so key to our clients’ successful giving programmes, alongside managing a small client portfolio. She became head of the corporate client team in September 2021 and leads the whole proposition for our corporate audience, from the larger clients account managed by the team to the end-to-end service offered across the portfolio.

She joined CAF after 10 years in the commercial sector, initially at Thomson Reuters and more recently at TUI where she had several roles, and upon leaving was in group strategy, where she was responsible for five-year planning across numerous brands and markets. As a firm believer in the idea that businesses with purpose can take the lead in tackling pressing societal challenges, she moved to CAF to translate and channel her commercial experience into social good.

Senior Corporate Client Advisors

Lucy Mantella

Lucy Mantella

Principal Corporate Client Advisor
Lucy has over ten years’ experience in CAF’s corporate client team. She leads on our financial services portfolio and specialises in managing some of our largest and most complex giving programmes, including dormant assets and executive giving. Lucy is also part of the senior management team and holds responsibilities for team management, strategy and portfolio management.

Prior to joining CAF, Lucy was a public policy consultant at BOP Consulting for seven years.
Lucy looks after clients in the investment and retail banking sectors.
  • Katy Wood

    Katy Wood

    Senior Corporate Client Advisor
    Katy joined the corporate client team in 2016 as a corporate client manager, becoming a senior corporate client advisor and part of the senior management team in 2021. She leads on CAF’s relationships with businesses in the pharmaceutical, insurance and entertainment sectors, as well as focussing on CAF’s cross-border giving and international offering for our corporate donors. 

    Prior to joining CAF, Katy managed the corporate partnerships programme at literacy charity The Reading Agency, working with the publishing industry on literacy based initiatives, which sparked her interest in responsible business and social impact.

    Katy looks after clients in the entertainment, insurance and private healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors.
  • Laura Yonish

    Laura Yonish

    Senior Corporate Client Advisor
    Laura joined the corporate client team at Charities Aid Foundation in February 2022. As well as leading our aerospace and defence, manufacturing and public sector client portfolios, Laura also oversees relationships with CAF partners and third party providers to provide a streamlined and efficient service for clients. She believes there’s no greater satisfaction than working with a client to bring an ambitious, innovative idea to life by providing the tools, expertise and industry connections to affect real, lasting social impact.

    Laura has worked in the third sector throughout her career, most recently as an account manager for a multi-million pound portfolio of corporate partners for the charity Hope and Homes for Children. Outside of work, Laura is also proud to be a trustee of the Poundland Foundation and is a member of the City Academy Songbirds choir.
    Laura looks after clients in the aerospace and defence, hospitality, travel and leisure, manufacturing and engineering sectors.
  • Samantha Reyes Ronso

    Samantha Reyes Ronso

    Senior Corporate Client Advisor Impact Lead
    Samantha leads the impact advisory team at Charities Aid Foundation. She has over 16 years’ experience working with international companies in the UK and Latin America. 

    Across the different projects and sectors she’s been involved with, Samantha has acquired a breadth of knowledge and expertise in CSR and sustainability that underpins the advice and guidance offered to our corporate clients in developing and implementing their purpose-led impact strategies. 

    Prior to joining CAF, she was the programme manager at a UK human rights charity working to tackle the root causes of labour exploitation in the hospitality sector and ran her own CRS consultancy firm in Latin America where she worked with FMCGs, global banks and energy companies, among others.  

Corporate Client Advisors

  • Alana Williams

    Alana Williams

    Corporate Client Advisor
    Alana joined CAF’s corporate client team in September 2021 and supports clients across all industry sectors to help them achieve their CSR and philanthropic goals. She specialises in managing relationships with CAF’s flexible benefits provider partners, and our mutual clients. Alana has a history within client services, with a strong track record of building and maintaining successful professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. 

    Prior to joining CAF, she was an account manager at a digital marketing agency, overseeing the client and project management for clients such as ASOS, Just Eat, Zoopla and Johnson & Johnson.

    Alana works across all sectors.
  • Sarah Pissarra

    Sarah Pissarra

    Corporate Client Advisor

    Sarah joined Charities Aid Foundation in 2017 as a corporate client executive working across client portfolios. In 2020 she became a corporate advisor where she leads in providing advice and guidance on responsible business, charitable giving and employee engagement strategies to our professional services clients.
    Sarah is solution-focused with a keen eye for detail and thrives off translating client needs into effective cross-team deliverables, which has seen her manage the delivery of several complex programmes over her time at CAF.
    Sarah has a background in global health and policy and applies her learnings to keeping abreast of the ever-changing policy landscape in which our clients operate. Prior to joining CAF, she worked in the global team of a tele-radiology firm working to deliver critical after-hour reporting for hospitals across New Zealand and Australia.  

  • Ema Hajradinovic

    Ema Hajradinovic

    Corporate Client Advisor
    Ema advises clients on the integration of their CSR programmes, sustainability initiatives, and community-led projects. As a people-oriented problem solver, she is passionate about creating a sustainable future.  

    From her work in her previous roles with S&P Platts and Accenture, Ema brings a unique understanding of the sectors and challenges facing organisations trying to deliver maximum impact. She has a keen interest in developing innovative strategies for multinational and UK-based companies and enjoys leading and delivering on a range of consultancy projects to help our clients embed their commitment to their purpose and drive social change.

    Ema looks after clients in the extractives and utilities and retail and apparel sectors.
  • Ella Walker-Winslow

    Ella Walker-Winslow

    Corporate Client Advisor
    Ella joined Charities Aid Foundation in December 2021 and manages clients in the FMCG, property, technology and telecoms sectors. Ella is experienced in supporting businesses starting out on their corporate giving journey, through to those with well-established, multi-service, strategic programmes.  

    Ella has worked for several charities in delivering community programmes and campaigns. Most recently she led sales and business development for The Ethical Property Company, a social business providing workspaces for purpose-led organisations. She brings to CAF her experience from both business and charities to deliver a holistic advisory service to her clients.  
    Ella looks after clients in the FMCG, media, tech and telcoms, and real estate and construction sectors.

Corporate Client Executives

  • Becky Daybell

    Becky Daybell

    Corporate Client Executive
    Becky joined Charities Aid Foundation in March 2023 as a Corporate Client Executive. Prior to this, Becky has been working at Richmond CVS, a local infrastructure organisation that supports all voluntary and community action in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Becky’s role as a Project Officer has allowed her to support several small, grassroots organisations build their digital capacity. Before that, she was living in Australia and working on a citrus farm, having previously left the UK to travel. Prior to her travels, Becky worked as a paralegal in a law firm in Manchester.
  • Kara Duffy

    Kara Duffy

    Corporate Client Executive
    Kara joined Charities Aid Foundation in early 2021 as a corporate client executive, working with clients from a range of sectors to realise their giving strategies. She is committed to building strong relationships and working collaboratively to ensure the charities being supported are always at the heart of every endeavour.

    Kara has previously worked within the wealth management industry and discovered her passion for supporting charities when becoming a charity committee member at St James’s Place, before moving into the third sector to work for Whizz-Kidz supporting their beneficiaries directly. 

    Outside of work, she volunteers supporting refugees, and is an avid explorer of the world, with Sri Lanka, the Netherlands and Italy among her recent trips.

    Kara works across all sectors.
  • Ted Linsley

    Ted Linsley

    Corporate Client Executive
    Ted joined Charities Aid Foundation at the start of 2022 and helps to manage a portfolio of complex corporate accounts across a number of industry sectors. Having come from a background in relationship management, he is a firm believer in collaboration and the vital role that people play in identifying and shaping corporate philanthropic purpose and strategy. Since joining the team, Ted has taken great interest in the work that we do with charities; heading up sessions to provide insights into various charities for teams and departments across CAF. 

    Outside of work, he is a keen environmentalist, taking any opportunity to go outdoor rock climbing and hiking.
    Ted works across all sectors.