Team

Our team of digital experts have significant experience working with charities, offering advice and support across all areas of digital. Many are leaders within their field. This helps us build bespoke teams for each project to meet your organisation’s needs. 

“Working with Zoe and the team has been a real pleasure. They really live and breathe what they do; as a client, you never feel they are just delivering a project. Rather, they are 100% behind you as well as constantly looking for opportunities to keep raising their game. They are incredibly well connected and opened so many doors for me.”

– Dave Evans, Product Marketing Manager, Skills Platform

Zoe Amar

Zoe Amar

Zoe Amar is widely regarded as one of the charity sector’s leading digital experts. She founded digital agency and social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital in 2013. Their clients have included NSPCC, Anglia Ruskin University and The School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Zoe is Chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice. She writes for Third Sector about charities and digital issues and co-founded the Social CEOs awards . Zoe and her team produce an annual barometer of how charities across the UK are using digital, The Charity Digital Skills Report. She also co-authored The Charity Commission’s digital guidance for trustees, ‘Making Digital Work.’

Zoe has eleven years’ experience as a charity trustee. She currently sits on the board of Charity Digital Trust (formerly known as Tech Trust). Previously, she was on the Board Audit and Risk Sub-Committee at the Samaritans as their digital expert. Before founding Zoe Amar Digital she worked for 5 years as part of the leadership team at a national charity which advised nonprofits about technology. She is the winner of an Inspiring Communicator award from Charitycomms. She was recently voted one of the 25 most influential charity leaders by Charity Times. 

Email Zoe on zoe@zoeamar.com or tweet her on @zoeamar

Bob Barbour

Bob Barbour

Over a 14 year career, Bob has transformed digital strategy and led major development and organisational change programmes for five major UK charities, including the NSPCC, Shelter and vInspired.

His strategy and delivery experience spans product and service development, user experience, digital fundraising and campaigns. He’s built and led successful in-house digital teams and grown capability and confidence in digital across the organisations he’s worked with.

As a consultant, he now advises non-profits on digital strategy, product development, resourcing and organisational transformation.

As Founder and CEO of Volunteering UK, Bob runs the UK’s only dedicated recruitment and recognition platform for young volunteers and is pioneering new approaches to social technology in the sector.

He also volunteers as a mentor to digital professionals in the charity sector.

Rebecca Rae-Evans

Rebecca Rae-Evans

Rebecca has a varied and extensive 15 year background in research and human-centred design, working with blue chip clients on award-winning digital, strategy and marketing projects.

Rebecca has led multiple teams of strategists, researchers and digital experts on award winning projects, but also as head of department within agencies. For the past 7 years, she has transitioned into working exclusively on projects for social good. Her focus is on lean research, service design and measurable product innovation for social good. Rebecca has worked with large international and national organisations but also smaller, leaner organisations.

She also co-founded the volunteer led community organisation Tech for Good Live, designed to help people use tech for social good. Rebecca has been an associate lecturer at multiple universities and is an international keynote speaker.

Suzy Christopher

Suzy Christopher

Suzy has over 20 years’ strategic communications experience working with charities and social enterprises, corporates, sport governing bodies and cultural organisations. She excels at strategic thinking and collaborative partnership working, asking the right questions and challenging the status quo in a constructive way to understand the issues and deliver the right outcomes for clients. Previously, Suzy developed BT’s first Charity & Community strategy, which focused on the use of digital platforms and tools to scale BT’s charitable and community-based programmes and deliver impact globally.

Suzy sits on the GB Wheelchair Rugby Board and previously was the digital trustee on The Lord’s Taverners’ Board. Passionate about disability inclusion, Suzy hosts the fortnightly Untapped podcast featuring interviews with people who are breaking down barriers to help create a more accessible and inclusive society.

James Murphy

James Murphy

James is a Chartered Marketer with over 20 years’ content, publishing and communications experience in the not-for-profit sector, especially membership.

As Head of Digital and then Director of Global Communications at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), James led major transformation and content programmes that helped to reach new audiences and attract new members, whilst elevating digital competence across the organisation.

Since early 2018, James has provided independent strategic marketing and communications consultancy support to charities, agencies and membership organisations. Clients have included several Royal Colleges of Medicine, ICAEW (the accountancy professional body), Crimestoppers, the Energy Saving Trust and the Building Research Establishment.

In 2019, James was co-opted as a trustee of Icon, the Institute of Conservation, where he offers his membership, marketing and communications experience to amplify the important work of its arts conservator members.

Harriet Hungerford

Harriet Hungerford

Harriet is a Digital Content Strategist who has spent 13 years developing strategies to support digital culture shift within a range of organisations. These include charities, local authorities, social care organisations, Housing Associations and the NHS, as well as start-ups and large, long-established companies like Reader’s Digest and Sofa.com.

Projects that she has worked on have seen exponential audience growth, secured further investment in their development and won awards: a high commendation from The Nominet Trust, the Guardian Media Award for Innovation and an Innovation in Learning Award from the Learning Performance Institute.

Alice Rath

Alice Rath

Alice is a Digital Marketing Consultant experienced in paid advertising, social media marketing and data analysis. Alice has worked in the charity sector for 5 years, supporting strategy development and campaign management, whilst offering efficient reporting solutions. Driven by passion for cause led organisations, Alice works to provide accessible digital marketing solutions for the charity and social good sector.
Jen Lowthrop

Jen Lowthrop

Jen is a digital marketing consultant and travel blogger with over 10 years’ experience working in the charity and public sector. Jen focuses on creating quality online content to help improve awareness and engagement with your brand, be that through social media, SEO or Google AdWords campaigns. Jen has worked on digital campaigns for VSO, Refugee Week and numerous London councils and provides training for a variety of charities, students and small businesses on digital marketing. When not supporting others with digital marketing, Jen is writing and travelling the world for her award winning travel blog She Gets Around, and is a trustee for two local charities in the Midlands. Jen has also appeared on BBC World as their digital advertising expert.

Janine Mitchell

Janine Mitchell

Janine is an enthusiastic, passionate and proficient communications professional, with extensive experience across health and charity PR with organisations including the NHS, Sue Ryder, Cancer Research, The National Cancer Research Institute and The Chartered Institute of Marketing. Janine has extensive knowledge and experience of growing, developing and revolutionising brands by implementing innovative and creative ideas through to completion and evaluation. Key areas of specialism include strategy and planning, copywriting, media training and media relations.

Kirsty Marrins

Kirsty Marrins

Kirsty is a digital communications specialist and accredited trainer who specialises in social media, copywriting and digital marketing. She has helped hundreds of charity staff hone their social media and digital marketing skills over the years and understand the importance of good content. She is a regular columnist for Third Sector’s digital hub and was a judge in the 2016 Third Sector Awards. She is a trustee of the Small Charities Coalition and in 2016 won a CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Award. Previously, she was the Content and Community Manager at JustGiving.

Lisa Clavering

Lisa Clavering

Lisa is an experienced digital fundraiser with a particular passion for helping charities use digital channels to build and grow engaged communities. She is an occasional contributor to Third Sector magazine, and served for 2 years on the IOF National Convention Board, co-chairing the digital stream. Previously she was Senior Digital Fundraising Manager at Anthony Nolan, and Supporter Retention Manager at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, as well as spending 6 years working for a sector-leading telephone agency, where she was responsible for directing the accounts of clients like Cancer Research UK, UNICEF and Save the Children.

Bobi Robson

Bobi Robson

Bobi Robson is an experienced digital specialist who brings a user focused perspective to her work. She has worked in digital communications and strategy roles at charities across the country for the past 10 years. From her first role in the sector as a Digital Communications Officer at Combat Stress to later roles leading teams through strategy change, product development, and service design, Bobi is a digital ‘all-rounder’.

Bobi is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and a member of the Digital Advisory Board for Target Ovarian Cancer, as well as an organising member of Open Charity, a regular event that brings charities and partners together to discuss, debate and learn from the current challenges in the sector.

Madeleine Sugden

Madeleine Sugden

Madeleine Sugden is a content specialist with over 15 years of experience in digital and charity communications. As a trainer, writer and strategist, she works with organisations of all sizes to improve their skills, processes and output. She helps charities to build storytelling and persuasiveness into their digital content to improve user experience and increase engagement.

Lou Akers

Lou Akers

Louise is an award-winning communications expert with over ten years’ experience of working in communications teams and leading campaigns to generate high quality media coverage. Louise specialises in science and research communication and the Third Sector. She has worked for a number of national and international charities including ActionAid, British Heart Foundation, Rethink Mental Illness and the National Deaf Children’s Society. She also has extensive experience of the public sector having worked in communications and media relations roles for the NHS and in the University of Hertfordshire. Louise’s specialisms include communications strategy and planning, media relations and translating complex information into copy for wider audiences.

Lizzy Jewell

Lizzy Jewell

Lizzy is a charity comms jack-of-all-trades, and has worked with both national charities and local community projects, helping them to tell their stories with confidence online, and show that the work they do is anything but ordinary. She has a background in working right across the communications spectrum, so is well versed in everything from digital marketing to print design.

Alex Nunn

Alex Nunn

Alex Nunn is a marketing consultant with over 7 years’ experience, working across multiple industries from crowdfunding and angel finance to private aviation. Alex offers a one stop-shop for copywriting, marketing, social media and administration and helps businesses by being the creative force behind their brand’s words, creating valuable and powerful content and increasing brand awareness and ensuring brand continuity through all marketing materials, both online and offline.

Helen Redding

Helen Redding

Helen is a writer, editor and content specialist with experience working across several areas, including: news and feature writing, copywriting, magazine and book editing, interviews, reports, social media and blogging. She has worked with several local charities to build and improve their content, particularly online. A publisher by background, Helen likes dotting Is, loves crossing Ts and you’ll never find a comma knowingly out of place. Most of all, she loves what she does and you’ll see that reflected in her work.

Helen is a Trustee of The OLLIE Foundation, a charity working to prevent suicide amongst teenagers and young people. She takes the marketing lead and also manages and creates the content for the charity’s social media channels.