Our team

  • Chief Executive - Caron Bradshaw


    Caron joined CFG in 2010 from the ICAEW where she was head of charity and the voluntary sector with responsibility for shaping the ICAEW’s engagement with the sector and delivery of technical and member support.  Having trained as a Barrister, Caron, has held responsibilities for a wide range of areas from member services to policy work.

    In addition Caron has a lengthy and deep connection with the sector.  She has served on the Board for a number of small charities from Education to Arts, and is a Trustee for the Directory of Social Change.  Caron also sits on the NCVO National Assembly, is a member of the SORP committee and a member of the BBC Charity Appeals Advisory Panel.



  • Executive Assistant to the CEO and Facilities - Octavia Coombs


    Octavia is Executive Assistant to the CEO, Caron Bradshaw, and is responsible for the Board schedule and Trustees' point of contact as well as overseeing the office facilities.

    Octavia joined CFG on a permanent basis in July 2008, following placements in London as a temporary worker at a variety of not-for-profit organisations including St. George's University of London. She moved to London looking to work in the charitable sector having previously worked for several commercial companies both in Hertfordshire and Leicester. She has completed the PRINCE2 Foundation course. 

  • Director of People and Performance - Niroosha Loganathan


    Niroosha joined CFG in 2012 as Caron Bradshaw’s PA and has recently been promoted to HR Manager.

    Niroosha graduated the University College London with a degree in Psychology having published work on the Allocation of Scarce Medical resources. Niroosha has also worked with fashion labels in a number of roles in marketing and PR industries delivering  campaigns both online and in print.


  • HR Coordinator- Laura Millar


    Laura joined CFG in September 2014 assisting the Events Team and moved to work in the HR team in October 2016. She has recently been promoted to HR Coordinator.

    Previously, she worked at the Department for Education as an Executive Officer and prior to this, completed an internship with the Association of Graduate Recruiters. She graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Sociology.

    Laura Millar

  • Director of Policy and Engagement - Andrew O’Brien


    Andrew leads on CFG’s policy and engagement work this involves developing policies and representing members on a range of issues and putting the case to policy makers.

    Andrew joined CFG in January 2015 from NCVO, where he was Senior Policy Officer with responsibility for funding, finance, social investment, tax and the impact of the economy on the voluntary sector.

    Andrew previously worked as Senior Parliamentary Researcher for Chris White MP, supporting him in a number of projects including the passage of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. Andrew recently completed a Master’s in Philosophy at King’s College, London and studied Politics & International Studies at Warwick.


  • Head of Marketing and Communications - Kate Bines


    Kate joined CFG in September 2016 and is responsible for developing and implementing CFG’s marketing and communications strategy. Her remit is to shape an organisation-wide approach to communications, bring clarity to CFG’s messaging and to increase the charity’s reach to a range of audiences and stakeholder groups.

    She has considerable experience of strategic marketing and communications across the voluntary and public sectors, recently at the Institute of Imagination, Child Accident Prevention Trust and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

    Kate Bines

  • Marketing and Communications Manager - Holly Noonan

    Holly Noonan

    Holly joined CFG in April 2016 and is responsible for coordinating Charity Finance Group’s marketing activities, including CFG event marketing.

    Recently arrived from Australia, she has worked in a marketing and communications role in a member-based company at home in Melbourne for the last 4 years. Holly has a degree in Graphic Design & Multimedia from the University of Ballarat.


  • Marketing Officer – Abby Warren

    Abby Warren

    Abby joined CFG in March 2018 and works on a broad range of marketing activity which includes marketing planning, publications management, copywriting and editorial, digital and events.

    Abby has a background working in the private sector and charity organisations.

    Abby Warren

  • Digital Marketing Coordinator - Nicola George

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    Nicola joined Charity Finance Group in February 2018 and is responsible for managing and developing CFG’s digital channels.

    Nicola has worked at various public sector and third sector organisations within a digital marketing role.

    She holds a law degree from the University of Westminster.


  • Director of Business Development and Events - Dawn Mcnish


    Dawn leads the team responsible for CFG events, partnerships and products and services.

    Dawn joined CFG in March 2011 and has held the roles of Marketing executive and Corporate partnerships executive during this period. Having previously worked at Shelter Training she is committed to building her profile and having an impact in the charity sector, including volunteering at Toynbee Hall free legal advice centre.

    Prior to this Dawn has worked for several Public Relations agencies managing printed, web based and radio PR campaigns for clients including The Prince’s Trust, The European Parliament, Dyson and De Beers. Dawn has a degree in Marketing and Media Studies and is currently completing the LPC at The University of Law.




  • Events Manager - Katherine Hayes


    Katherine joined CFG in May 2012 and is responsible for leading the delivery of the CFG events programme which includes conferences, members meeting and training.

    She graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in Classical Studies and then went on to complete a masters in event and exhibition management. She has worked for a range of organisations in both the commercial and charity sectors.


  • Events Officer - Laura Brigliozzi

    Laura Brigliozzi

    Laura joined the Events team in CFG in February 2018. As Events Officer she provides full project management for assigned events such as conferences, trainings and members meetings.

    Previous to this role Laura has worked as Conferences and Events Assistant in Alzheimer’s Society for more than two years, supporting the Roadshow team in the delivery of a wide range of events all over the Country.

    Laura is originally from Italy and she loves spending time cooking, painting and taking long walks along the river in sunny days. 


  • Training and Content Manager - Natalie Keppler


    Natalie joined CFG in April 2016. Natalie is responsible for the development and delivery of the overall training offering, as well as working with the events team to ensure that the events programme offers content which is topical and relevant for members.

    Natalie has worked with a range of charities and member bodies for over ten years. She has previously worked for the ICAEW, running events for various sectors of their member base, including their Charity Special Interest Group. Prior to joining CFG Natalie worked for a leadership development charity, Windsor Leadership, where she programme managed a range of residential leadership programmes. Natalie is originally from South Africa, where she lived throughout her early life. She holds a degree in Dramatic Art from the University of the Witwatersrand.


  • Director of Customer and Business Support – Martin Hubbard


    Martin Hubbard joined CFG in October 2014 to take the lead on the organisation’s finance and accountancy functions. 

    An experienced accountancy professional, Martin spent the previous seven years as Finance Manager at Anti-Slavery International and prior to that he spent around 20 years in various Financial and Management Accounting roles in Local Government, mainly within Surrey County Council.  Martin is also Treasurer for a small charity Dalit Solidarity Network UK.

    Martin Hubbard

  • Management Accountant - Yasmin Noormamode

    Yasmin Noormamode

    Yasmin joined CFG in February 2016 and undertakes a varied role of responsibilities ensuring a smooth operation of our finance department.

    Yasmin is AAT qualified and has worked for 5 years in the not for profit sector, her last role was at Cats Protection as Finance Supervisor.



  • Finance Officer - Celeste Giuffrida


    Celeste joined CFG in February 2016 as a temporary membership assistant and she then became an Office Administrator, providing day to day support to the teams across CFG with administrative duties . During this role she has worked more closely with the finance team and acquired the knowledge that led her to her current finance officer role.

    She holds a degree in Law from the University of Catania, Italy.

    Celeste moved to London to work in the charity sector and prior to joining CFG has worked at a variety of organisations in the hospitality sector and in the law sector, both in Italy and in London. She also volunteered for Libera, an Italian not for profit organisation that promotes outreach activities and protest actions against organized crime.


  • Membership and Support Officer - Matthew Dowding


    Matthew is part of the membership team and deals with membership queries.

    Prior to joining CFG in September 2012, Matthew spent a year’s sabbatical travelling in India. Previously he spent 9 years working in the Civil Service including working for Downing Street and most recently for the Committee on Standards in Public Life including work into the enquiries looking at MPs’ Expenses and Party Funding.


  • Customer & Member Support Officer - Jessica Meddick


    Jessica is a Customer and Member Support Officer who joined in April 2018 to provide support to all members and aid in events organisation. 

    She graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Politics and International Development and then took on an Executive Assistant role for a year before moving to Sydney Australia for six months. Following this she backpacked around the world before returning home to work on the 2018 Sport Relief campaign at Comic Relief.


  • IT and Database Manager - Chris Brown


    Chris joined CFG March 2015 and since then he has been heading up the project to move CFG’s IT systems to the cloud. Previously Chris worked for large solution providers and in the insurance sector, based in the city working in various IT roles , including IT Manager, System Admin and Web development. 

    The IT & Database Manager has ownership of support for all IT Systems, Networks and applications including the CFG Website.


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