MEET THE THINKERS
Michelle Chambers
Managing Director

As THINK’s Managing Director, Michelle is the don when it comes to strategic direction, operational delivery and implementing new ideas. She’s got a flair for developing strong relationships and is driven by integrity, empathy and respect.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Simon Dickson
Director of Strategic Transformation

Simon is a dab hand at leading high-value fundraising. His expertise lie in strategy development for international markets and building high-performance teams. But he also has a PhD, a sense of humour and experience operating at a senior level under his belt.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Matt Smith
Director of Transformation & Innovation

Matt is all about creativity and has a love for problem solving - especially those challenges triggered by changes in technology or generational shifts. His role at THINK focuses on fundraising innovation, product development and managing large, cross-team projects.

Years in fundraising: 12

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Jindy Pal
Senior Consultant

Two decades in fundraising has given Jindy a wealth of experience in global fundraising market development and individual giving . Passionate about international development, his skills lie in combining wisdom and good humour to enable successful income generation within complex organisations.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Lisa Russel
Associate Partner Consultant

Three decades in the fundraising sector hasn’t been lost on Lisa. Developing and implementing effective strategies is her forte, but her extensive portfolio of UK and international clients has helped her develop her diverse skillset. Driven by mutual respect and honesty, she is a true expert in her field.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Tony Banks
Consultant

Tony has a passion for creating unforgettable experiences and, combined with his marketing, communications and celebrity engagement expertise, he applies these skills in his role at THINK. He's the person to talk to about all-things events fundraising; and also focuses on digital innovation and corporate fundraising.

Years in fundraising: 11

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Becky Steeden
Digital Projects Manager

A trained journalist, Becky's heart lies in communications. Her expertise in digital comms and fundraising via social media channels, developed over the course of a decade in the sector, led to an Inspiring Communicator Award in 2021. She brings this inspirational nature and her specialist skills to her role THINK, focusing on digital fundraising projects for clients, as well as our social media communications.

Years in fundraising: 14

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Amanda Warhaftig
Senior Consultant

From a young age, Amanda has been committed to working for causes she believes in. This integrity combined with her results-focused attitude led her to several senior fundraising roles and an associate position with THINK.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Michelle Sorrell
Associate Senior Consultant

Michelle’s work has taken her all over the globe where she’s worked in mainstream charity, education and heritage. She’s skilled in corporate fundraising and is driven by honesty, positivity and kindness.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Arani Mylvaganam
Research Manager

A research guru with experience working in corporate and government settings, Arani uses her eye for detail to push organisations to be their best. She works across THINK’s Intelligence and Consultancy units and delivers THINK’s Stewardship Tracker programme.

Years in research: 12

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Nkechi (NK) Abani
Business Support Manager

NK's experience with business processes, coupled with her multi-tasking abilities and problem-solving attitude, make her the ideal person to manage and develop THINK's systems. Also a photographer with her own business, NK is customer-orientated with a keen eye for both the detail and the big picture. 

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Nicky Elischer
Director

Nicky has been at THINK since day one and has played a pivotal role in its development. She now oversees all business systems and is proud to deliver bespoke, quality work to inspiring organisations. 

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Jane Waterman
Associate Specialist Consultant

With a considerable string of high profile positions under her belt, as well as a broad experience of third sector work around the globe, Jane has strategic and practical fundraising development covered.  Change is the name of the game and Jane’s deep commitment to bringing the best out of charities has led to many impressive campaign successes.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Marie McQuade
Associate Senior Consultant

A career-long passion for justice and a belief in fundraising to clarify a charity’s purpose have seen Marie take on some impressive fundraising roles. Her skill lies in using vital discipline, rigour and drive to bring a charity’s vision alive.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Julie Roberts
Associate Senior Consultant

At THINK, Julie is called on to provide consultancy and research for a variety of international and national clients. Her background is primarily in individual giving, she’s experienced in non-UK markets and she gets a buzz from data analysis.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Antonella Moretti
International Associate Consultant

An experienced strategist, Antonella made her mark as the CEO of the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society – leading them from a small charity to one of the largest non-profits in the country.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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Myles Bremner
Associate Specialist Consultant

Myles’s role at THINK sees him working on projects ranging from strategy and policy development to change management and collaborative working. He’s driven by integrity and is proud to support organisations working to make the world a better place.

Years in fundraising: 20+

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