Our Staff

Cheryl Hooper Staff Page 2

Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid and brings a varied and extensive background in international development and charity management having worked for 10 years as a consultant for charities in the UK and internationally. Before joining Cecily’s Fund, Cheryl worked as Europe Director at Lattitude Global Volunteering, and Head of Fundraising and Programme Development for Bishop Simeon Trust. Cheryl’s interests are keeping fit, learning to dance Cuban salsa, music, reading, travel, and writing.

Bob Gooderick Staff Page 2

Bob joined Cecily’s Fund in 2014 and brings to the charity his extensive experience in international finance. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London before moving to South America and Europe. Thereafter he helped to found and develop an international car components group of companies with operations in Central and Eastern Europe.  For the last five years Bob has been involved in several projects in Africa working in Malawi and the Ashanti region of Ghana. Bob’s interests are vinyl music, Hispanic literature and cinema, and Oxford United.

Liz Gupta Staff Page 2

Liz acts as the day-to day liaison between our Zambian partners and Cecily’s Fund. She assists partners in the collection, storage and analysis of information to evidence our impact and improve programme delivery. As well as monitoring the programmes she ensures information of our work is shared with fundraising, donors and the communications officer.  Liz has a master’s degree from the Institute of Education and prior to joining Cecily’s Fund, she worked for VSO as the Education Programme Manager in Nigeria. Liz has two young girls, is the volunteer Chair of Charlbury pre-school and if she has the chance likes to go climbing.

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A professional photographer by trade, Georgina joined Cecily's Fund in September 2014 as the Administrator, responsible for managing donations and donor relationships. Previously, Georgina spent many years working as a press photographer, working her way up to Chief Photographer for an Oxfordshire based newsgroup, before going it alone as a freelance PR photographer and running her own company. In her spare time her two boys like to keep her busy and she enjoys walking, keeping fit and socialising.

 Evie Staff Page 2

As Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, Evie manages the relationships of Cecily’s Fund with trusts and foundations supporting its work. Having practised as a finance lawyer, in 2008 Evie joined Astia, a US not-for-profit working with women-led high-growth companies. At Astia she worked in the US and UK in fundraising and programmatic roles. With two young boys, Evie likes to spend as much of her free time outside as possible and has a love of music.

Andy Johnson - Marketing and Communications Officer

A graduate of Keele University, Andy maintains the Cecily’s Fund website, social media and regular newsletters. He also helps to run Cecily’s Fund events and supports fundraisers taking on sponsored challenges. Previously, Andy worked for the multi-agency Emergency Capacity Building Project during which time he was based at Oxfam GB. Andy’s interests include writing, music and East Asian cinema, particularly films from Hong Kong.