Stephen started his career in telecoms and liked it so much he stayed there for over 30 years. He has worked in large corporates and tiny startups in the UK and the US. In 2000 he moved to Cambridge to head up ip.access which, under his 11 year leadership, grew to become a world leader in small cellular basestations. After a spot of interim chief executive work, he started a portfolio of projects including developing a TV miniseries, managing creative artists in the UK and US, and chairing a local animation software company. Having developed a passion for the third sector and CSR for technology companies, he took up the chief executive role of Localgiving.com in 2014.
A father, Princes Trust business mentor and with a keen interest in contemporary music, Stephen has concluded that competence at electric guitar is still worth striving for, although fluency in Welsh, despite his best efforts and regular exposure to S4C, still escapes him.
In 2009 Chris graduated from the University of Kent with a BA (Hons) in Politics & International Relations. Drawing on his experience working in grassroots community organisations both in the UK and abroad, Chris enjoys working with local charities through Localgiving.com. In his spare time you will find him playing football, reading and going to see live music.
Annalisa graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in History in 2013. She has been involved in lending a hand to those in need from a very young age. Annalisa is a keen observer of international development issues, but strongly believes that those right on our doorstep are often forgotten. In her spare time she likes to eat out, travel or her inner history geek takes up some sort of research project. She is also a self- taught pianist who can waste hours on YouTube learning a new song.
Steph graduated in 2012 from the University of Sussex with a BA (Hons) in Anthropology. After taking five months off to explore South and Central America, Steph decided she was ready to get involved with helping people more locally. She is excited to be part of Localgiving.com and hopes to make a valuable contribution to the team. In her spare time she is trying to learn Spanish with loose plans to take up salsa. You will also find her improving her baking skills, so any orders welcome!
Nick graduated from Lancaster University in 2010 with a degree in English Language. He secured an internship at The Young Foundation giving unemployed graduates the skills to find work. He worked at PR companies in Sheffield and Manchester, before joining the youth empowerment charity Envision in 2012, delivering the government’s National Citizen Service programme, and then coordinating the marketing, outreach and engagement of Inspiring Action – a project enabling young people to make a difference in their community. He enjoys playing piano, exercising and cinema.
Michel has a BSc in Software Engineering as well as a BSc in Communication and Internet Marketing, and over five years experience in very challenging industries such as e-commerce, mobile applications and digital signage. As a developer, web architect and manager, Michel is very excited to work at Localgiving.com and to be given the opportunity to make a difference by helping charities grow their presence online. When not on a computer, you'll find Michel playing guitar, going to hear live music or mountain biking.
After graduating from the Queen Mary University of London in 2010 with a BSc in Computer Science, Alex found the perfect place to start his career at Localgiving.com. Alex is slowly learning to play the piano, enjoys writing and has a great interest in Japanese language and culture.
Daniel received his degree in Computer Engineering from Autonomous University of Barcelona and went to work in the engineering consultancy sector. After five years, he moved to e-commerce projects and mobile development. Daniel believes that Localgiving.com is a great opportunity and he likes the idea that his work helps charities to fundraise in an innovative way. He enjoys sports training, and taking part in competitions including running, swimming and biking.
Paul graduated in 2010 from the University of Bath with a Bsc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science. He has experience overseas in conservation work, volunteering in North-East Brazil for Amainan in collaboration with Soundwood UK. In his free time, Paul enjoys travelling abroad, a Saturday hockey match and a trip to the cinema for Orange Wednesday. Paul loves being a part of the Localgiving.com mission and wants to help it to succeed in supporting local charities at home in the UK.
Louise graduated from Royal Holloway in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science. With experience in both domiciliary care and working for her local council in housing and homelessness, she has seen how local charities support the most vulnerable people in our communities and knows how much support they need to be able to continue this vital work. When not at work you can usually find Louise with her nose stuck in a book or dancing in the kitchen while trying out new recipes from her extensive collection of cookery books.
Lou graduated in 2008 from Bath Spa University with a 1st class BA (Hons) in Commercial Music, going on to gain digital marketing experience across a range of sectors, both agency and client-side. She joined Localgiving.com in 2014, fresh off the boat from Gibraltar, where she previously worked as the Head of Marketing for a gaming tech start-up. In her spare time, Lou can mostly be found writing and recording music, travelling across Europe or training for unusual sporting events. Lou is proud to be part of the Localgiving.com mission and is excited to be helping to drive forward its growth.