The role of Missing People's Young Professional Board is to raise awareness, support fundraising efforts and provide direction and leadership for Missing People. The Board is comprised of young professionals who are emerging leaders in their industries.
Meet our Young Professionals Board
Alice has been a keen fundraiser for as long as she can remember, and has embraced the opportunity to increase the value she can give to worthy causes since she has been working; in particular since she moved to London.
Alice works for a financial technology firm with a fantastic CSR team and has been lucky enough to get involved with this in New York and London. Alice sits on the ‘for good’ committee in London and has been responsible for organising events to raise money for the charity of the year since inception, in addition to supporting and organising fundraising for her company’s flagship charity, the Agohozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
Alice was introduced to Missing People last year and has been touched by the stories she has heard and the fantastic work the teams do. Alice was proud to secure Missing People as her company’s charity of the year 2019, and is excited to work with the Young Professional Board to enhance her contribution to the cause.
Benjamin is a dedicated and proud member of Missing People’s Young Professionals board. Outside of Missing People, Benjamin is an Investment Analyst at a pan European real estate investment manager.
Benjamin enjoys travelling, golf and running, recently completing the London Marathon on behalf of Missing People. He looks forward to raising further awareness and funds for Missing People through sporting pursuits and organising events.
Ciorsdan Brown is Head of Charitable Partnerships & Strategy at The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, the grantmaking organisation which was founded by the Goldsmiths’ Company – a livery company that has been supporting UK jewellers, silversmiths and charities for almost 700 years. She leads on the Charity’s funding strategy which includes grantmaking to charities working within the youth, ageing population and prisoner resettlement sectors. Ciorsdan holds an MSc in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment from CASS Business School, City, University of London.
Ciorsdan is very excited to start supporting Missing People UK through the Young Professionals Board and has already been impressed by the incredible team, leadership and governance of the organisation. She is driven by the devastating cause of Missing which affects so many people and families across the UK and encompasses a breadth of issues which she understands through her work at The Goldsmiths’ Company.
Emma Cullingford is a fundraising leader with ten years’ experience in the charity sector and three years’ commercial sales experience in the private sector. She is currently Head of Fundraising at Trekstock, young adult cancer support.
Emma is a soprano in the Missing People Choir and is passionate about mental health. Missing People were a lifeline to Emma when her mum was missing in 2013 and she is looking forward to raising funds and awareness for this fantastic charity.
Frank is a committed and passionate member of Missing People’s Young Professionals board. Frank is a Private Client Manager at Charities Aid Foundation, supporting a diverse book of HNW clients. Previous to this, he worked in a relationship management role for an international bank.
Outside of work, Frank enjoys running and cycling. Having recently run the Barcelona Marathon, he is looking forward to taking on similar challenges to raise money for Missing People.
Henry Gardener- Chair
Henry is excited about being part of the Young Professionals Board. He feels that the work of Missing People is very impressive, so is looking forward to working with a great team on the Board.
Outside of Missing People, Ben leads the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance department at Markel International. Markel International is a division of Markel Corporation, a Fortune 500 US-based company with insurance and investment operations around the world.
In his spare time, Henry can be found coaching, problem solving and making cocktails. He loves swimming, running, reading and spending time with his family.
Karen is delighted to join Missing People’s Young Professional board and is incredibly passionate about raising awareness of the charity and helping to reduce the number of children, and adults, that go missing in the UK on a daily basis.
Karen has two small children so when she is not running around after them, she is at work as a HR Manager, watching football (an avid Aston Villa fan), playing tennis, hockey, cycling or running.
Kate is an enthusiastic and dedicated Member of the Missing People’s Young Professionals Board and also acts as the Board’s Secretary.
Kate is a Personal Assistant to a successful Property Developer in her day job and in her spare time Kate enjoys Pilates, dining out and live music events.
Megan is proud to be a member of the Missing People’s Young Professionals board. Megan is a Senior Manager at an independent management consultancy, where she also leads the CSR team. As part of this, Megan has been responsible for running a number of pro bono projects and fundraising events for Missing People. Having learnt about the incredible work Missing People does over the last 5 years, she is delighted to now join the board and continue to support and raise awareness for the charity.
Outside of work, Megan loves an active challenge – whether that’s climbing Kilimanjaro, cycling London to Brighton or taking part in Missing People’s 9 hour challenge. She’s enthusiastic about travelling and recently qualified as a yoga teacher in both India and Indonesia.
Having witnessed the power of Missing People’s Delivering Hope campaign through his work as an Associate Director at a strategic communications consultancy, Ollie is delighted to be joining the Missing People Young Professionals board to help raise further awareness for such an important cause.
Outside of work, Ollie is an enthusiastic sportsman, regularly playing cricket, football and golf, to varying degrees of mediocrity, and can often be found attending any form of live entertainment, be it music, sport, comedy or theatre.
Rebecca de Rome
Rebecca is a proud member of the Young Professionals Board, dedicated to finding new ways to raise awareness for Missing People. When not brainstorming fundraising ideas for Missing People, Rebecca works as a Management Consultant for a marketing and strategy consultancy firm.
Rebecca loves taking on new physical challenges, be that cycling across Britain, climbing the highest mountains in the world or participating in ultra swimruns. She can’t wait to do more of these whilst fundraising for Missing People!
Zoe is a proud new member of Missing People’s Young Professionals board. Having previously worked as a volunteer and mentor for HERA and on various fundraising activities for Amnesty International, Zoe is excited to join the Young Professionals board to develop new and creative ways of fundraising and raising awareness of Missing People.
Zoe is the Commercial Director of Digital at The Press Association (the UK’s national news agency) and in her spare time enjoys watching live music, singing and yoga.