10 Minute Sessions

We asked people across the sector what lockdown had meant for them and the role that they have in their organisation. We have 6 different views that will be shown over the breaks in the conference and available to watch later.

Helen-1 .jpg

What has lockdown meant for leading a fundraising organisation?

Dr Helen Rippon, CEO Worldwide Cancer Research

Dr Rippon was appointed CEO of Worldwide Cancer Research in January 2016 after four years as Director of Research, responsible for the strategic delivery of the charity’s multi-million pound, global programme of pioneering research.
Awarded a PhD in 2002 for research into prostate cancer, Dr Rippon started her career as a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College London working in the new and blossoming field of tissue engineering.  There she authored some of the earliest scientific papers on the potential of embryonic stem cells for lung regeneration.
Moving to the third sector in 2008, Dr Rippon oversaw the medical research programmes of Age UK and Prostate Cancer UK, developing in-depth knowledge of research funding strategy and policy, the evaluation of research impact, science communication and public engagement. 
As CEO of Worldwide Cancer Research, she leads a charity that may be small in staff numbers but punches well above its size in the fight against cancer.  Over four decades Worldwide Cancer Research has invested nearly £200 million into research across 34 countries that has led to demonstrable improvements in the lives of people with cancer today.

Kate Jenkinson biog pic.jpeg

What has lockdown meant for in-memory fundraising?

Kate Jenkinson, Legacy Forsight

Kate Jenkinson is Head of In-Memory Consultancy at Legacy Foresight, Europe’s foremost analysts of the legacy and in-memory sectors. She has been instrumental in helping shape the work of In-Memory Insight, a unique programme that explores the size, shape and scope of in-memory giving. She is author of the Chapter 'Giving In Memory of Others' in the DSC's popular textbook, 'Legacy and In-Memory Fundraising’. Kate is Secretary of the IOF’s Legacy and In-Memory Special Interest Group and regularly speaks and blogs about in-memory fundraising.


What has lockdown meant for coporate fundraising?

Hannah Schlesinger, Edinburgh Science

Hannah is the Director of Development at Edinburgh Science. Experience includes 18 years of fundraising across streams in Higher Education, third sector and culture and heritage, specialising in corporate relationship building and Major Gifts. Hannah enjoys working collaboratively across teams internally and externally. Bringing together diverse individuals and organisations to work towards a common goal, despite competing priorities has been a great source of pride.