Marc Whitmore

Marc Whitmore


+44 (0)7751 495 779

I got the fundraising bug in my first job, when I led the team that conceived, planned and implemented the London Debate Challenge. We secured corporate, trust and governmental support for a 3-year-long, 451-school-wide project.

I’ve never lost that entrepreneurial passion, nor the sense of reward that comes from helping achieve those big dreams. This translates into all elements of my practice – even when working with clients to tackle the knotty, difficulty challenges that keep us all awake at night.

Early in my career I remember discussing job satisfaction with a friend who worked for a large multinational corporation. Our conclusion was that I would face all the same challenges he would, except there’d be much less money to spend, and I’d be working with people who did it for love. Whose challenge is the greater?

Some I've worked with recently

  • Climate Central (United States)
  • Francis Holland Girls’ School
  • Highgate School
  • KULeuven (Belgium)
  • Oundle School
  • Regents University
  • Relate
  • Sevenoaks School
  • The Beacon School
  • The Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • The English-Speaking Union
  • The University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • United World Colleges Atlantic College
  • United World Colleges South-East Asia (Singapore)
  • Vlerick Business School (Belgium)
  • Woldingham School

Years of fundraising experience: 15


  • General and interim management
  • Planning and delivery of performance improvement
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Data analysis and manipulation
  • Education and the wider charity sector

Before More

  • Interim Director of Development, YouthNet
  • Head of Development, Cranfield School of Management
  • Director of Development, University College School
  • Head of the Centre for Speech and Debate and then Executive Head of Development, The English- Speaking Union
  • Coaching, teaching and lecturing on critical thinking and argumentation in Sierra Leone, Kenya, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Bermuda, Slovakia and across the USA
  • MBA from The Open University
  • MA from Arkansas State University, USA
  • BSc from the University of St Andrews

Outside More

  • Member of the Employment, Enterprise & Engagement advisory group at mcch, which supports people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs
  • Avid cook
  • Keen consumer of American TV series
  • Faltering speaker but enthusiastic learner of German