Meet the team

Made up of incredible staff from across the UK, our team is passionate about harnessing creativity to support children, young people and adults to build healthy relationships.

Angharad Turner-Fielder

Programme Manager (Tender North)

Angharad manages Tender North, delivering and coordinating projects and leading Tender’s growth across the whole region.

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Anna Rattray

Development Officer

Anna fundraises from trusts, foundations and statutory sources, as well as managing our community fundraising and individual giving.

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Cordelia Morrison

Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations)

Cordelia delivers the fundraising strategy for trusts and foundations and supports Tender’s strategic and creative development.

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Daisy Douglas

Programme Manager (Tender West)

Daisy manages all Tender’s programmes in the West of England, with projects throughout Bath, Bristol and wider Somerset.

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David Stothard

Head of Curriculum and Growth

David is responsible for overseeing the design and maintenance of Tender’s curriculum across all programmes, as well as developing a strategic plan for expanding Tender’s reach and impact into new geographic areas.

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Deepta Sunil Valliyil

Research & Impact Manager

Deepta oversees Tender’s MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning) and Research functions.

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Dorota Small

Finance Director

Dorota specialises in charities’ accounts and is one of Tender’s longest-serving team members, beginning on just half a day a week in 2005, first as a freelancer and then as a full-time employee since 2010.

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Harriet Clark

Projects Coordinator (London & the South East)

Harriet works as a Projects Coordinator for Tender’s London and South East Team, specialising in working in alternative provisions such as pupil referral units, youth centres, youth justice systems, specialist schools and more.

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Jake Saunders

Head of School & Youth Setting Programmes

Jake oversees and supports our programme teams across the country as they develop and deliver our work with children and young people.

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Jen Walton

Programme Manager (London & the South East)

Jen joined Tender in Autumn 2022 and is now Programme Manager for London and the South East. 

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Jessica Bull

Service Development Lead (Post-18 Settings)

Jessica works with staff and students in universities, student unions and music and drama schools.

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Kate Hogg

Fundraising Consultant

Kate joined works alongside CEO Susie McDonald to raise funds from major donors and corporate partners, including Tender’s Friends and Guardians.

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Kate Lexén

Director of Services

Kate leads all Tender services and programmes as part of our senior leadership team.

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Kate Vine

Communications Coordinator

Kate delivers Tender’s communications strategy, managing the website and social media channels and liaising with the media to promote Tender’s work.

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Luisa Bennett

Projects Coordinator (Tender North)

Luisa joined Tender in 2023 as part-time Projects Coordinator for Tender North.

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Maddi Oliver

Head of Adult Services

Maddi oversees Tender’s Adult Services team, delivering projects to adults with safeguarding responsibility to increase awareness and improve professional response to domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender-based violence overall.

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Maddie Holderness

Senior Projects Coordinator (London & the South East)

Maddie works in our London and South East team developing projects for young people across the region.

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Michelle Thompson

Programme Manager (Tender East)

Michelle manages and delivers Tender projects in schools and youth settings across Norfolk.

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Ritu Shankar Banda

Development Coordinator

Ritu supports the development team in fundraising from a wide range of sources, from trusts and foundations to individual giving.

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Rose Cleary

Service Delivery Lead (Toolkit), Adult Services

Rose is working on the ‘Ending Gender-Based Violence Toolkit’ teacher training, focusing on outreach and coordinating the training programme.

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Ruth Scott

Service Delivery Lead, Adult Services

Ruth supports and delivers training to adults with safeguarding responsibilities, including teachers, local authority workers and third-sector volunteers.

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Sola Adegbite

Senior Projects Coordinator (London & the South East)

Sola coordinates specialist provision projects and programmes in the London and South East team.

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Susie McDonald

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Susie has been developing innovative programmes with Tender since its inception, becoming CEO in 2010.

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Trupti Reddy

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Trupti works closely with the CEO and management team to turn Tender’s strategic objectives into effective delivery.

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Amy Malik

Trustee and Chair of Tender’s Development Board

Amy runs her own consultancy firm specialising in business transformation, strategy development, transition planning, service proposition development, marketing and communications.

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Laura Sanford

Trustee and Safeguarding Link

Laura is a senior teacher at a North London co-educational state school where she is an English teacher and designated safeguarding lead.

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Matthew Layton

Chair

Matthew was the Global Managing Partner of leading international law firm Clifford Chance from 2014-2022 having spent nearly 40 years with the firm.

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Michaela Chamberlain

Treasurer

Michaela is a chartered accountant and is Assistant Director of Finance at UK charity Shelter.

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Rory Conwell

Trustee

Rory has a business background. He was a founder-director and CEO of Wilmington Group plc, launched on the LSE in 1995, a leading, international provider of professional information and training.

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Sharina Walia

Trustee

Sharina is Client Director of Legal and General. 

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Simon Walker

Trustee

Simon has worked in the media for his entire professional career.

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