Meet Our Trustees

Jill Ritchie


Jill Ritchie has spent over three decades raising money for and advising causes as diverse as anti-apartheid organisations, environmental projects and the performing arts. She is the founder and director of Papillon Press & Consultancy She has raised over half a billion pounds for charitable organisations and universities. Combining a background in commerce and marketing as well as extensive experience as a writer, Jill consults on all aspects of fundraising, capital campaigns and resource mobilisation planning. She spends her time between Cape Town and London offices. Jill has written 27 books, mainly on fundraising. She holds the London City & Guilds International Diploma in Teaching and Training and is qualified as a fundraising trainer and was the first person in South Africa to be certified by SAQA as an assessor of fundraising training. She lectures in Fundraising and Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town. Jill is a member of the Council of Tshwane University of Technology. She served as Chairperson of the South African National Association of Women Business Owners, and as Vice-President of the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF) and headed its ethics committee. She has been made a Fellow of SAIF. She has attained the level of Advanced Communicator (Gold) with Toastmasters International and is also a member of the Venerable Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. She chairs the London based SA-UK Trust Network. Jill was awarded the SA Chamber of Commerce, UK 2015 Giving Back Award.

Kari Lundgren


Kari Lundgren is a journalist covering airlines & aviation for Bloomberg News in London. Prior to Bloomberg Kari worked as a travel writer & political reporter. Born in Norway, her childhood was divided between the U.S. & Europe. She attended Philips Exeter Academy & then Stanford University where she studied international relations. She has a masters degree from the London School of Economics.

Henry Shelford


Henry Shelford is currently Head of Major Gifts at the University of Surrey and has been fundraising professionally for over a decade for a variety of charities (Macmillan Cancer Support, Sue Ryder and Missing People) before recently moving into the Higher Education fundraising sector. He is interested in the transformational funding that major donors can provide charities and universities in the UK. He has BA in European Studies and French from Manchester University and a masters in Charity Fundraising & Marketing from CASS. He has spent most of his life in London and Lancashire with stints in Paris, Chicago and Guatemala. Outside of work he enjoys theatre, literature, running and strong coffee.