Arun Sharma

CEO & Founder

Arun’s extensive experience stretches across both commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Following a ten-year career in the insurance industry, he held senior corporate and commercial positions at Marie Curie, Shelter and Age UK, deliver multi-million pound strategic partnerships with M&S, Tesco, Santander and EDF Energy. In 2013 Arun joined the ITV CSR team. During his time he grew the fundraising for campaigns such as Text Santa and Soccer Aid and developed partnerships with The Cabinet Office, DFID, Big Lottery and World Rugby. Arun runs the recruitment and training side of the business, but also provides strategic and operational support with fundraising.

Justin Leahy

Director & Founder

Justin has a commercial background and was part of the team at Oliver Wyman developing their positioning offer. His experience cuts across business strategy and positioning, through business development and communications. As comfortable interviewing architects from across the USA as he is coaching senior management in not-for-profits in the UK, Justin’s commercial clients have included M&S, Audi, Canon & Philips Electronics, while he leads on all our business strategy advice for not-for-profit clients working with the Home Office.

Rebecca Millburn

Director

Rebecca has specialised in the non-for-profit sector with over 10 years of experience working within fundraising.  With a career involved in many successful national and international charities (British Heart Foundation, Save the Children, Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Institute of Cancer Research) she has gained a breath of knowledge of all types of fundraising.  More recently Rebecca headed up the Corporate Account Management team at Save the Children where she lead and grew a team of more than 30 fundraisers. Her leadership has delivered market leading multi-million pound strategic global partnerships (Tesco, GSK, IKEA, Reckitt Benckiser) raising in excess of £35m.  Whether she is leading, mentoring or motivating a teams operational or strategic delivery Rebecca is at home supporting not for profits achieve their goals.

Jane Tingle

Associate Director 

Jane has nearly twenty years’ experience of raising funds from grant-giving bodies in the not-for-profit sector. After heading up the trusts and foundation team at Addaction, she spent a decade at Farm Africa, during which time she quadrupled income from trusts and foundations and managed a team responsible for raising £7 million from UK, US and European trusts and foundations, as well as bilateral and multilateral donors. An acute attention to detail, coupled with an instinctive flair for crafting stories and summarising complex information, has seen Jane raise funds for a variety of projects: from music in prisons to forest conservation, women’s microcredit to young people’s mental health, agricultural marketing to adults with learning difficulties.

Roland Bush-Cavell

Associate Director
Starting in the private sector Roland moved into the charity sector in 2000.  Since then he has held senior corporate and commercial fundraising roles in charity’s such as Shelter, Marie Curie, British Heart Foundation, SAAFA, Breast Cancer Campaign and Comic Relief. His roles have involved, establishing commercial partnerships with brands such as M&S, Tesco and Unilever, growing direct and online retail and securing long term strategic partnerships. Whether he is leading, mentoring or motivating team’s, Roland knows clearly how to structure and implement a successful commercial partnerships and wider fundraising strategy.

Corinne Pluchino

Associate Director

Corinne has more than twenty year’s experience in income generation, communications and campaigning in the commercial and charitable sectors.  She began her career in communications and public affairs consultancies advising organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors, and also worked in the House of Commons and local government, before entering the charity sector in 2012 as Head of Business Development at Marie Curie.  She was then appointed as Director for Marketing, Communications and Fundraising at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, where she also led the development of the charity’s fundraising and corporate strategy for 2017-22.  She has held a variety of leadership positions and has demonstrated how to build successful teams across multiple organisations and cultures.  Corinne is also a Trustee of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). She has direct experience of charity governance and has just completed an MSc in Environment, Politics and Society.

Helen Strachan

Associate Director

Helen specialises in bid management. Her experience includes supporting corporates to win contracts and a decade at employment charity Tomorrow’s People, where she secured £6 million of public sector funding. She enjoys working closely with organisations to understand their achievements and ambitions and creating compelling bids that effectively demonstrate the excellence of their work to funders. Her ability to research and grasp new sectors rapidly has helped her to secure funds for a variety of sectors including employment, education, health, social work and justice.

Molly Morrison

Associate Director

Molly has extensive experience in fund-raising, project management and NGO communications, acquired in West Africa and East Asia. During her three years of Peace Corps service, Molly managed development projects funded by USAID, Rotary International and private donors to set up libraries and deliver malaria and HIV/AIDS sensitisation campaigns in rural Burkina Faso. More recently, Molly has developed project proposals and managed donor reporting for Save the Children’s China Programme in the areas of disaster risk reduction and inclusive education, successfully raising funds from donors including the H&M Foundation, the IKEA Foundation, and the C&A Foundation.

Mark Clemmit

Professional Coach and Motivational Speaker

Mark Clemmit has a broadcast career that started more than 30years ago.  Renowned for his relaxed access all areas style he has been a regular on BBC One, BBC Sport and ITV. In addition he is one of the longest established voices on BBC Radio 5 Live and has hosted the station’s flagship 5 Live Sport programme.

Now, after presenting many hundreds of TV and radio programmes, numerous live events in front of thousands of people and conducting countless high-profile interviews, he joined TFA and manages the senior leadership coaching and mentoring programme. His bespoke coaching and mentoring sessions explain how to manage fear, effective presentation techniques and tricks of the trade that can be applied immediately. 

Anne Clarke

H.R. & Talent Director

Anne has over eighteen years’ experience in Human Resources, a true HR generalist. Her career has covered everything from graduate recruitment, compensation and benefits, huge recruitment drives to large scale redundancy consultations, more recently, it has included  Senior Director and Equity Partner selection, leadership development, senior partner remuneration , and strategic succession planning.

Anne started her career at Herbert Smith, and went on to work for both large global partnerships, and SME’s, including the likes of Eversheds, Ernst and Young, Nabarro, Ashurst and Montagu Evans covering three very different sectors; law, accountancy and management consultancy, and real estate. She is a strong believer that people should always be at the centre of every commercial decision. Her real passion will always lie with talent development, and enabling rising stars to reach their true potential.

Anne heads up TFA’s H.R. & Talent programme which is designed to help NGO’s and SME’s with their day employment, training and development needs.