Catrin Tilley

Catrin Tilley

Associate Partner

+44 (0)7971 019 226

In a long career, I have learnt that fundraising is all about people. Passionate people – be they academics, musicians, comedians, teachers, health workers, curators, campaigners – all working to make a difference. And across the globe, there is an army of people who want to support these endeavours to make the world a better place. As fundraisers, it is our privilege and our joy to help bring these people together, to build partnerships so that the most amazing things can happen.

At More Partnership we work behind the scenes to help create and develop relationships that enable all kinds of organisations to be more ambitious and more confident. And if I play a little part in doing this, I feel I have done a good day’s work.

Some I've worked with recently

  • The Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • FareShare
  • The Glasgow Academy
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Wollongong


  • Strategic and corporate planning
  • Campaign planning and feasibility studies
  • Creating the fundraising narrative
  • Creating and managing major gift programmes
  • Building fundraising teams, analysing, coaching and mentoring

Before More

  • Director of External Affairs at National Galleries of Scotland
  • Director of Development & Alumni at the University of Edinburgh
  • Deputy Director at Comic Relief
  • A range of fundraising and management posts at CND and Greenpeace in the 1980s
  • A degree in economic history from UCL

Outside More

  • Renovating my home in the Highlands (house and garden)
  • Creative Writing
  • Trying to be a better grandmother