Meet The Team


Rae Brooke

Chief Executive

Rae joined the Community Foundations as the new Chief Executive in January 2017.

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Karen Morris

Development Director

Karen originally joined the Community Foundation for Lancashire as a Development Director in March 2010 when we were at the early stages of our deve..

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Sarah Bunting

Finance Director

Sarah joined the Community Foundations in June 2016 as Finance Director.

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Business Development Team

Gary Vyse

Marketing & Communications Manager

Gary is responsible for overseeing all areas of marketing and communications for the Community Foundations.

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Owen Phillips

Development Manager

Owen joined us in 2018 as Development Manager for the Community Foundation for Lancashire and his roll is to raise the profile of the Foundation wit..

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Finance Team

Paula Robinson

Finance Manager

Paula joined Community Foundation in January 2017 as Finance Manager.

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Carol Bennett

Operations Executive

Carol is a qualified youth leader who has worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years and was the co-ordinator of Granby Toxteth Activity Club ..

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Operations Team

Ben Roberts

Operations & Research Manager

Ben is our Operations & Research Manager supporting the delivery of our strategy and growth and responsible for our facilities and HR.

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Programmes Team

James Proctor

Senior Programmes Manager

James Proctor began working at the Community Foundation originally in the Finance team in 2008, then moving to grant-making and donor care in 2010.

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Joan Ford

Programmes Manager

Joan Ford is our longest serving member of staff, having joined in January 2000 as a Grants Officer when we were Sefton Community Foundation and bas..

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Kelly Court

Senior Programmes Executive

Kelly joined the Community Foundation in 2004 as our YouthBank Co-ordinator and in 2006 she began working in grant-making, including relationship ma..

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Michaela Bromilow

Senior Programmes Executive

Michaela Bromilow joined the Community Foundation in 2010, working specifically with local young people on the Merseyside YouthBank project.

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Ellis Moseley

Programmes Administration Executive

Ellis joined us in 2016 as our Administrative Apprentice from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

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