EILEEN HAMMOND has worked in the voluntary sector for 30 years from Area Organiser, and Appeals Director to Chief Executive. She has been involved in the development of a number of new charities, where the recruitment of Patrons, Presidents and celebrities was an important part of raising the profile of the charity to a wider audience. Throughout that time she has also worked as a volunteer for youth organisations, directed amateur musical productions and served periods as President of both local Inner Wheel and Soroptimist Clubs.
A Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising, Eileen is a past Honorary Secretary and currently a member of the Standards Committee which develops the codes of practice for the sector. She is also a Director of the Association of Fundraising Consultants and a Professional Adviser on the Board of Trustees of Barts and The London Charity. With husband Alan, she is now a partner in the charity consultancy, Hammond Associates.