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Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward launch leadership consulting and recruitment service

Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward launch leadership consulting and recruitment service

Senior fundraising and communications leaders Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward have launched a consulting and recruitment practice. Aldrich & Ward is designed to help charities and social businesses “develop and implement organisational strategies that focus on identifying and recruiting the best talent in the sector to secure success”.

Specifically the pair aim to help organisations maximise their resources to create and increase sustainable income.

In addition they will operate a search and recruitment service to help organisations find the leaders necessary to help achieve these aims.

Aldrich will mostly lead on the consulting activity and Ward will lead the search practice, but both will collaborate depending on the needs of individual clients.

Leadership track record

Between them Aldrich and Ward have over 40 years’ experience of senior leadership in UK, Irish and international charities. They have raised tens of millions of pounds for large and small organisations.

Aldrich led the fundraising and communications functions for charities such as Concern Worldwide, WWF, Sightsavers and National Deaf Children’s Society. Ward is currently CEO of an African children’s charity, Lessons for Life Foundation, having previously worked as Fundraising & Marketing Director of emergency medical charity MERLIN (now part of Save the Children UK). Before that she was Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency.

Their new service is already working with large and small charities in the UK and internationally, including Action Aid, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prisoners Abroad and WWF Caucasus.

Imogen Ward said:

“We want Aldrich & Ward to be the agency that Tobin and I always wanted to work with… We believe that by offering a strategic approach to leadership development we can provide non-profits with a complete solution to their needs from overall strategy to staff recruitment and coaching, delivered by real experts.”

The practice is also partnering with the expert digital fundraising and development agency Clockwork Pie and the fundraising agency Audience.



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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