Steve is a committed and passionate career fundraiser and consultant, with over 17 years’ experience as a professional fundraising and marketing manager within the charity sector in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Principally specializing in individual giving fundraising, Steve has held several senior leadership roles managing both consultancies and leading charities including Australian Red Cross. Currently the national direct marketing manager at the iconic Fred Hollows Foundation, he is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all multichannel national direct marketing, regular giving, supporter engagement, retention and bequests programs, as well as the expansion of F2F fundraising operations into new international markets in Asia.
Born in Scotland, raised in London and now living in Sydney, Steve has seen the positive global impact of charities first hand, and understands the value of sharing skills, knowledge and tools across borders to help grow the income, profile and success of charitable and philanthropic organisations. Having benefitted from attending the IFC as a delegate, Steve wanted to return to contribute as a speaker this year. (Not to be confused with the American comedian, so sessions won’t involve balloons, banjos or bunny ears – Soz).