February 8, 2016
Graham-Pelton Consulting is delighted to announce the appointment of Geoff Morris as Senior Counsel to the UK team. Geoff is the latest professional to join Graham-Pelton’s fast-growing pool of talent. Previously the CEO at two charities – children’s charity Wooden Spoon, and mental health charity Working Well Trust – Geoff has also been the Head of Special Events and Corporate Fundraising at Barnardo’s. Based in Scotland, Geoff will be focusing his attention on Graham-Pelton’s growing Scottish client base.
Geoff has personally raised funds from the European Commission, government departments, local authorities, trusts, foundations, membership schemes, corporate partnerships, major events, and philanthropists.
Most recently, Geoff led significant anniversary celebrations for both the University of Cambridge and University of St Andrews. The former Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, Dame Alison Richard, said of Geoff and his team that they ‘continued to pull rabbits from hats’, surprising even the staunchest of naysayers at the success of the 800th anniversary. He continues to advise universities in the UK, Europe, and the US since the success of his work at Cambridge.
Geoff says, ‘I have been increasingly impressed with the strides that Graham-Pelton Consulting has made in the fundraising sector and am proud to associate myself with them. I look forward to putting my skills in the mix and working with their extraordinary client list.’
Aside from fundraising and milestone events, Geoff works with Boards to help set and focus their vision. He enjoys mentoring and the opportunity to grow leaders and build teams. He is politically astute, ready to grasp the bigger picture while engaging with the detail of an assignment.
Graham-Pelton Consulting Managing Director Susie Hills says, ‘Geoff brings with him considerable depth and breadth of experience, and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.’