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Astarita Aldrich & Ward

Global Leadership Consulting & Search

Extraordinary Results

Astarita Aldrich & Ward is a global leadership consultancy and search practice helping nonprofits achieve exceptional results with extraordinary people.

Global Leadership Consulting & Search


Deputy Fundraising Director, Relationships

If you are an ambitious fundraiser who has a commercial approach to income generation activities, has an outstanding track record in the field of high value giving and has the knack of being able to drive high performance, please apply.

Our Principals

We have over 60 years experience of senior leadership roles in major charities operating globally.

Mark Astarita OBE

Mark is a true fundraising legend. Over 14 years as Director of Fundraising he trebled the income of the British Red Cross and over his career has led teams raising over £1.5bn for humanitarian causes. A former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising and regularly voted the most influential fundraiser in the UK , Mark is a truly inspiring non profit leader.

Tobin Aldrich

Tobin has led the fundraising and communications functions for major charities such as Concern Worldwide, WWF, Sightsavers and National Deaf Children's Society

Imogen Ward

Imogen Ward has over 20 years' experience of senior nonprofit leadership roles including being the CEO of an African education charity, the Lessons for Life Foundation and also Marketing and Communications Director of the emergency medical charity MERLIN

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Case Study

Imogen, Mark & Tobin are three of the UK's top fundraisers. They have between them raised nearly £2bn for some of the country's best known charities...they are the go to experts for anyone wanting top quality advice on any aspect of current & future fundraising practice.

Sir Nicholas Young, former CEO British Red Cross and former CEO of Macmillan Cancer Support

Our People

Our exceptional team of highly experienced consultants and search specialists enable us to provide nonprofits with a complete service across all aspects of fundraising, communications and organisational development.

Patrick Nash

Non Executive Chair

Over a 38-year career Patrick has set up 12 charities, social enterprises, cooperatives and companies. Now coaching charity leaders, consulting and supporting growing enterprises, he is experienced in financial management, service development, fundraising and digital transformation.

Quinton Seemann

Senior Consultant (search)

Quinton has a background in the commercial recruitment sector. He was Save the Children and Marie Stopes International’s in house recruiter, sourcing candidates across the organisation, including fundraising, operations and programmes.

Poppy Naylor

Senior Consultant

Poppy is a senior fundraising and marketing strategist with extensive experience of developing major campaigns and innovation strategies. At Cancer Research UK she significantly grew Race for Life and launched Stand Up To Cancer. Poppy now consults for Movember, Save the Children and UNICEF.

Jane Medley


Jane provides project co-ordination and administrative assistance working across all aspects of the Astarita Aldrich & Ward business.

Liz Sinclair

Senior Consultant (Search)

With a background in commercial sector marketing as well as executive search, Liz specialises in both senior permanent and interim hires ranging from CEO to Director level across all functions, with a particular focus on Business Development and Marketing roles.

Bertie Bosredon

Senior Consultant (Digital)

Bertie is one of the best known digital consultants operating across the INGO sector internationally. He has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing and has worked with over 80 non-profits including British Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer Care , UNICEF, WFP, Sue Ryder Care and Handicap International.

Anton Packheiser

Senior Consultant (Recruitment)

Anton has over 10 years working in recruitment with stints at Harris Hill and Next Employment. Anton has always specialised in fundraising talent with a particular focus on senior level roles. Anton joined AAW in June 2017 and has already added value to AAW in managing senior management recruitment campaigns.

Suzie Spooner

Client Services Manager

Suzie has an extensive background in recruitment, starting her career with Reed, being inspired by the work of charities and in 2012 she joined CF Appointments becoming their highest performing consultant. With a passion for recruitment and the charity sector Suzie joined AAW in May 2018 and is excited for the future.