Meet the Team

Sarah Squire, Founder, Director and Consultant

Sarah has been a charity fundraiser for over two decades, including ten years as Founding Director and Lead Consultant at Fundraising Consultants Ltd. Sarah started her fundraising career in 1997 with Tearfund, as their first ever Trust and Corporate Fundraiser. Since then she has helped raise millions of pounds for UK charities and CICs. With a degree in Modern Languages, Sarah has always been interested in language as a communication tool, and this is what sparked her interest in fundraising. Sarah has a Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Marketing and Fundraising from Southbank University. Based in Chippenham, Wiltshire Sarah works with charities across England and Wales.

Charmaine Farrugia, Director and Consultant

Charmaine has a 20-year track record of senior roles in the charity and public sectors. Starting her career as a Social Worker, Charmaine also has a Masters in Youth and Community work. Her extensive experience in raising funds includes securing EU grants, statutory contracts, local and national funding and partnership sponsorship. Charmaine’s specialist areas include trusts and grants, major gifts and impact measurement. She lives in Surrey and focuses much of her time on supporting charities in London and the South East.

Joanna Brill

Jo is a professionally trained coach and trainer with over 10 years’ experience working with executive, business and life coaching clients from around the world. After a 10 year career as a marketing communications professional in telecoms and investment management she successfully certified as a coach and has run her own coaching practice since. Joanna brings her expertise in professional coaching to create new thinking and new approaches in the charity, social enterprise and community impact sector.

With a background in Innovation and Development, Joanna coaches change-makers and people who want to make a difference in all sectors. She brings inspiration and understanding on what it takes to be a change-maker. Her coaching focuses on potential and possibilities and grounds them into innovative approaches.

Using a strengths and solution-focussed approach, Joanna provides insight and innovation to organisations’ strategic thinking and leadership.

Joanna has a particular passion for youth and schools having worked in innovation and development for a youth charity on wellbeing and resilience. She is also a Chair of Trustees for a growing primary Trust.

Ethan Kuhn

Ethan brings extensive fundraising and leadership experience, particularly in the area of education. A US national, Ethan has led fundraising programmes for educational institutions in the US and UK. The first of these roles was as Associate Director of Development & Alumni at The White Mountain School, an Episcopal (Anglican) boarding and day school. He saw the School through the planning and ‘quiet stage’ of a $7 million fundraising campaign as campaign manager, launched the School’s international giving programme, and directed the Annual Fund and alumni programming. Most recently, Ethan served as the inaugural Director of Development at St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford, where he was tasked with creating a comprehensive fundraising programme for the Hall. This involved a complete audit and rethink of the Hall’s existing programme and the development of a short, mid, and long-term strategy with the assistance of the St Benet’s Trust, the international advisory board, and collegiate and University leadership. Ethan is currently a trustee of his university fraternity’s alumni board and has served as a trustee or fundraising subcommittee member for multiple environmental and art charities. Prior to moving to the UK, he sat on the planning committee for the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England and served on the Governor of New Hampshire’s Advisory Council.