Felicity has worked in fundraising for over 20 years
across, academic research, international
development, global health, women's and girls’ rights,
arts for wellbeing, and freedom of speech causes.
For over a decade she was Head of Foundation and
Corporate Partnerships at the London School of
Economics and Political Science. She was responsible
for LSE’s largest philanthropic award to - £65million
from Atlantic Philanthropies to launch the International Inequalities Institute.
Other highlights include multi-million funding to create the
Firoz Lalji Africa Centre and Programme for African Leadership, a Chair in Private Equity, and the Centre for Women, Peace and Security in partnership with the UK government.
She has also led global development functions at amongst others the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and mothers2mothers securing statutory, philanthropic and impact investment support at five- and six-figure levels.
Felicity specialises in diversifying funding models to include commercial spin-offs, contracting, and impact investment.
Always global in her outlook, Felicity speaks fluent French and German, good Italian and elementary Spanish, Mandarin and Dutch. She is currently learning Japanese and Finnish.
She is also a Trustee of INASP which supports global south academics to build capacity to lead on development research and practice.
Coming together with Claire as Co-Directors of SDG Changemakers is a natural next step for her, at a time when so many great organisations are struggling for resources just as their services are most needed.