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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Tom Singleton

Finance Director (Interim)

Tom joined CFLM as Interim Finance Director in May 2019 and had to “hit the ground running” with the preparation of the statutory accounts and t..

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Sarah Bunting

Finance Director

Sarah joined the Community Foundation 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 role is to raise the Foundation's profile within t..

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Finance Team

Paula Robinson

Finance Manager

Paula joined Community Foundations 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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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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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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David Costelloe

Senior Programmes Executive

David is our Senior Programmes Executive, responsible for assessing grant applications and work with community groups to help them meet due diligenc..

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Kelly Court

Programmes Manager

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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Ellis Moseley

Programmes Administration Executive

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

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