MEET THE THINKERS
Matt Smith
Managing Director

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: 13

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Michelle Chambers
Chief Executive

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: 30+

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Gary Kernahan
Executive Director

Gary is an award-winning fundraising leader with a stellar track record in developing and delivering diverse and cost-effective income generations activities. Here at THINK, he leads our interim management service and co-runs the Supporter Services Forum.

Years in fundraising: 19

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Simon Dickson
Director

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

Years in fundraising: 25+

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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 then to THINK, where she - amongst other things - co-leads our Supporter Services Forum.

Years in fundraising: 25+

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Arani Mylvaganam
Head of Intelligence

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 heads up THINK Intelligence, working across this and our Consultancy units, and delivers THINK’s Stewardship Tracker programme.

Years in research: 13

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Hannah Hyde
Consultant

Hannah is passionate about relationship fundraising. She couples this with her in-depth knowledge of a broad range of fundraising specialisms including high value giving, event-based fundraising and cross-departmental strategic projects and campaigns. Hannah brings her creative and people-focused approach to THINK, along with her varied skillset. 

Years in fundraising: 12

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Becky Steeden
Consultant

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

Years in fundraising: 15

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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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Jo McGuinness
Recruitment Manager

Bio coming soon!

Years in fundraising: 15+

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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: 25+

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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: 30+

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Millie Stacey
Associate Consultant

A passionate change leader with a flair for strategy development and delivery, Millie is energised by enabling transformation and creating lasting impact for the charities she works with and their causes.

Years in fundraising: 13

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Karina Flatt
Associate Researcher

An experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher, Karina has a particular passion for qualitative, where she relishes the chance to deep-dive into a whole range of fascinating stories and insight for THINK's clients.

Years in research: 19

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