Catrin Tilley

Catrin Tilley


+44 (0)7971 019 226

My time in fundraising has enabled me to work with a huge variety of people: academics, doctors, comedians, musicians, curators, campaigners… all committed to making a difference. It is a great privilege to help build relationships between the people working in organisations and their potential donors and supporters, thus enabling the most amazing things to happen. In essence, fundraising is about partnership and my work is to help create, develop and make these partnerships thrive.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Ayrshire Hospice
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Historic England
  • Maggie's Centres
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • University of Bristol
  • The University of Glasgow
  • The University of Melbourne
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Wollongong
  • V&A Dundee

Years of fundraising experience: 34


  • Strategic and corporate planning
  • Campaign planning and feasibility studies
  • Major gifts
  • Case for support
  • Arts and cultural fundraising
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Building development teams
  • Mentoring and supporting individuals

Before More

  • Director of External Affairs at National Galleries of Scotland, leading the fundraising
  • Director of Development & Alumni at the University of Edinburgh, launching the first international fundraising campaign
  • Deputy Director of Comic Relief for two Red Nose Days
  • A range of fundraising and management posts at CND and Greenpeace in the 1980s
  • A degree in economic history from UCL, followed by two years in Los Angeles and an accountancy traineeship in London

Outside More

  • Keeping up with my family
  • Creative writing
  • The occasional burst of gardening
  • Walking and cycling in the Scottish hills (and cheating with my new motorised bicycle!)