Having spent over 25 years analysing the UK legacy market – and much of that time leading the hugely respected team at Legacy Foresight – our fabulous Development Director Meg Abdy will be leaving at the end of the year to travel the world and take a much-deserved break from work.
While we will miss her deeply when she heads off this December, we have a world-class team in place to manage and develop our busy research and analysis schedule. And Legacy Foresight co-founder Chris Farmelo will continue to be involved in the business, offering technical expertise and wise counsel to the whole Legacy Futures team.
Meg is greatly looking forward to her travels and being able to spend more time with family and friends. Over the next 6 months she’ll continue steering our consortium programmes and looking after our growing client base; behind the scenes, she has been busy equipping the new generation with the knowledge and ethos to take the group forward.
“Legacy and in-memory giving have never ceased to fascinate and move me. I’m glad that the sector is now getting the recognition it deserves as a transformational force for good.
Over the past 28 years I’ve met some amazing people, not just in the UK but in the Netherlands and Australia too; many of whom have become firm friends. I’ll be sad to say goodbye, but I know the team I leave behind will continue to lead and innovate, developing crucial insight and analysis for the sector, and taking Legacy Futures forward to ever greater things.”
Ashley Rowthorn, CEO of the Legacy Futures Group, adds:
“Meg has done a phenomenal job in leading the Foresight team and achieved so much over the years. While we’re delighted that she has the opportunity to travel and turn her hand to the world beyond legacies, she will be sorely missed by us all when she heads off this Christmas.
When we formed the Legacy Futures Group, we knew how important it was to have a strong succession plan in place to allow Meg to step back when the time was right. She and Chris have put in place an exceptional team at Legacy Foresight and I am hugely grateful for all their support across the group.”
It’s been just over two years since Legacy Foresight came together with Legacy Link and Legacy Voice to form the Legacy Futures Group (in April 2020). During that time, the group has gone from strength to strength, expanding to meet the growing needs of the sector. We now support 200 charities worldwide with a team of over 50 legacy specialists.
Within the Legacy Foresight team, this includes Kath Horsley – Director of Analysis, Anna Turner – Head of Research and Insight, Caroline Waters – Client Services Manager and Jon Franklin – Economist, to name but a few.
Find out more about who does what and meet the team here.