Today she is responsible for programme management and business development at Legacy Foresight, with particular interests in in-memory giving, international markets and donor research.
Meg regularly speaks at charity conferences and her view on the future of the sector is frequently featured in the third-sector press. She has a BA in Social Studies from the University of Manchester and an MBA from the London Business School.
These days, Meg lives on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, where she and her husband run a 3 acre smallholding, including 6 sheep, 20 hens and a very bossy cockerel!
An economist by training, his expertise extends to pricing, revenue modelling and market sizing. What sets Chris’s work apart from more traditional econometric modelling is his interest in the impact of changing social and demographic structures and consumer behaviour – a key feature of the legacy sector.
He was closely involved in the original legacy forecasting project in 1994, when he was Managing Director at the Henley Centre, with overall responsibility for the economics and modelling practices. Since then Chris has worked on a variety of forecasting and strategy projects for charities ranging from Guide Dogs and Save the Children to WaterAid and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Chris has a BA in economics from Newcastle University and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.
Chris is an enthusiastic marathon runner and skier; he’s also a mean poker player.
He has worked with Legacy Foresight since 2009 and also has a long-standing relationship with media consultancy Sparkler, providing research and analysis for companies in the media and technology sectors, having previously worked with futures consultancies the Trajectory Partnership and the Future Foundation.
Tim combines his work with (as frequent as possible) travel to warmer climes. He is experimenting with swimming in cold water as a way of combating the UK winter – current record: 6 degrees Celsius.
She has worked with Legacy Foresight since 2007, on the original Baby Boomers project (Living Forever: Baby Boomers and Legacies, 2007) and the subsequent updates (2010/2014/2019). Since 2011 she has also facilitated focus groups and depth interviews for the In-Memory Insight programme and most recently master-minded the Invisible Legator and Understanding Legacy Stewardship projects.
Sue’s previous voluntary sector clients include Parentline Plus, NCVO, the Charity Commission, NSPCC and WWF UK. She has an MBA from Kingston University.
Outside work, Sue is a mad keen salsa dancer, dancing around Surrey 2-3 nights a week.
As a former fundraising manager, she set up from scratch a successful in-memory and tribute fund programme at Cancerbackup (now Macmillan). This inspired her to make the move agency-side to Our Lasting Tribute, where she was uniquely placed to support many charities of all different sizes and causes in the early days of their in-memory and tribute programmes.
As a strategic planner for OLT/ Whitewater, Kate specialised in in-memory and legacy strategy development and business planning for charities including NSPCC, RSPCA, RNLI, BHF, BUAV (now Cruelty Free International) and Manchester’s Christie Hospital charity. Her research for Macmillan drove the overhaul of their in-memory fundraising. She continued in this area for 5 years as a strategic consultant for MovingThinking, where her clients included RSPCA, The Brooke and the Royal Voluntary Service.
Kate has been closely involved with Legacy Foresight’s In Memory Learning Circle since its inception, contributing primary research. She is excited that her new role with Legacy Foresight will keep her right at the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving area.
When not chasing in-memory developments, Kate is usually being chased by her two very active young children!
She is a capable all-rounder, who combines analytical rigour with excellent communications skills.
Kathryn specialises in using customer insight and market data to generate tangible solutions and previous clients include IKEA, HSBC, More Th>n and 3M .Kathryn is helping us to develop the online Legacy Monitor service, as well as working on consultancy and forecasting projects for individual charity clients. She has an MA in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University.
When not working Kathryn is mostly found chasing her two young sons around the parks of Hertfordshire.
He has applied his analytical skills to inform high-profile policy issues for the Department for Transport, HM Revenue & Customs and the Valuation Office Agency. He is also an Associate Economist for Pro Bono Economics – a charity that specialises in helping other organisations in the not for profit sector to measure and evaluate their impact – where he has worked with organisations such as Anna Freud NCCF, KPMG Foundation and Hestia.
If it’s a sunny day then you might find him gliding along the Norfolk broads on a paddle board (normally with one of his daughters balanced carefully at one end).
Richard previously worked at the RNIB in a strategic role for five years, where he was responsible for designing, implementing and delivering a range of individual giving strategies which focused on programme optimisation. He previously headed up a charities team at Experian, with clients ranging from PDSA and RSPB to East Anglia Children’s Hospice. Richard’s passion for the sector is coupled with a strong commercial awareness that means opportunities are always maximised.
Outside of work Richard enjoys wrestling with his son and letting his daughter get away with whatever she wants!
Caroline established the Alumni and Development Office at the University of Suffolk , where she experienced first-hand the impact a legacy can have on an organisation. She has previously dedicated her career to bringing a University to Suffolk where she formed part of the initial team of three and worked across many key roles during the institution’s rapid growth. Leaving a thriving University in a county which has been waiting for over 500 years for one is a proud achievement!
At Legacy Foresight Caroline supports our varied consortium research programmes and contributes to the successful collaboration of members.
Caroline utilities her skills of joining the dots and nurturing relationships in her roles as a charity trustee and school governor.
In her spare time she is a pilates lover, amateur runner, passionate baker and chief taxi driver for her two daughters.
During her time at Aimia she delivered analysis to support the Nectar loyalty card, and worked with a wide range of clients including Sainsburys, eBay and Debenhams.
Emma has a BSc in Maths and French from Aston University and has since enjoyed developing her skills across a variety of analytical techniques and software packages.
Emma spends her free time trying to keep her two daughters entertained and enjoys walking as long as there is coffee and cake at the end.
Most recently she has been working solely with charities and non-profit organisations at integrated agency, The Help Agency.
Sarah specalises in developing and implementing marketing strategy, and has managed successful campaigns for many large brands and causes. Previous clients include RNIB, Whizz-Kidz, Help Musicians UK, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Prostate Cancer UK.
Outside of work, Sarah loves yoga, reading good books and spending time with her young family.
She is an Executive Assistant with over 20 years’ experience supporting senior business leaders. She has spent much of her career in Public Relations and has worked for three of leading global PR firms.
Her varied work has encompassed marketing, internal communications, project management and event management where she has travelled all over the world organising meetings and corporate events.
Claire joined Legacy Foresight in 2018 and works closely with the Development and Technical Directors to support the smooth and efficient running of the business.
As well as attending the gym as regularly as possible Claire is often occupied with her little Bichon Frise, who is either curled up on her lap or savaging her slippers!
His early career was in operational management for development training charities, working with teams across Europe, the US, India and Nepal.
After completing an MA in Interactive Media at the Royal College of Art, Simon co-founded Media Sterling, and spent the next decade designing and implementing digital publishing systems for city firms. He has been working with Legacy Foresight since 2009; he also works on product development with our friends at Clear.
Simon is a lateral thinker, who describes himself as a ‘Swiss army knife’. He splits his spare time between teaching yoga and chopping down trees.
After a variety of posts at York University, Barclays Bank and the (then) Yorkshire Tourist Board, she joined the National Trust as PA to the Regional Director for Yorkshire, later adding the role of Office Manager for the Yorkshire Regional Office, and left after 21 years, following a structural reorganisation. Since then she has worked part-time for 2 consultancies in health and social research and joined Legacy Foresight in February 2014 as part-time Administrator, working from home near York.
June has 3 main passions in life – choral singing, gardening and house renovation projects. She is also under the thumb of her cute Jack-a-Doodle dog, Daisy.
Now a freelance accountant, Jo works for a number of research Companies including Legacy Foresight. Jo is a keen runner and spends her free time pounding the streets and parks of North London
Amongst others Karl has worked at WPP’s Henley Centre and Advanced Techniques Group, Data2 Decisions and Dentsu Aegis.
Currently the CEO of Isobar UK, a company within the Dentsu Aegis Group (including offshoring capabilities in Bulgaria and India), Karl is leading a team of 400 experts who are combining technology and customer experience capabilities to help clients digitally transform.
His experience in acquiring and integrating businesses has led to work as an angel investor and as a mentor for the London Business School’s MBA entrepreneurship school.
Her strong analytical, creative and communication skills are particularly prized by companies in transition. She has experience across a range of consumer-facing sectors including retailing, financial services and charities.
Amanda is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where she is the Sector Advisor for consumer marketing and retail, coaching on both MBA and executive education programmes. She is also a Growth Expert on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme where she supports high growth small and medium-sized businesses to develop their potential.
She is a Trustee of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Chair of their Fundraising Committee.
To relax Amanda is an avid reader and for exercise does a weekly pub quiz in Camden.
Nick has extensive experience in researching complex and sensitive issues e.g. health, bereavement, finances, identity, exclusion; and in conducting research among stakeholders, supporters, volunteers and beneficiaries of not-for-profit organisations.
Since 2017 he has worked with Legacy Foresight on the changing role of funeral directors, and most recently on the behaviour of different faith groups around legacy and in-memory giving.
Nick has spent periods of time living and working in East Africa over the past 20 years; and helped to establish an education charity that supports secondary schools across Kenya and Uganda. Nick has a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Until October 2014 she was Legacy Promotions Manager for the NSPCC, managing a team responsible for all legacy and in-memory marketing.
Christine is now a legacy consultant, undertaking a wide range of strategic projects and training for both local and national charities. In addition, she is Project Manager for a consortium of 27 charities under the umbrella of ‘Your Catholic Legacy’. She holds a MSc in Charity Marketing and Fundraising, is past Chair of the Legacy & In-Memory Marketing Group Special Interest Group and remains on the committee.
John has 30 plus years research experience gained across public, private, and not for profit sectors. He has particular breadth and depth of experience in strategic and creative communications development research, and has worked on many complex and emotionally challenging subjects including Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, healthy eating / obesity, alcohol consumption, drugs, debt, and benefits.
Clients have included COI, Home Office, Department of Health, Novartis, Vertex and MetOffice. He has an honours degree in Psychology.
When not researching John does his best as his family’s cook, gardener, and animal welfare officer.