Meet the team
(L-R: Louise, Ashley, Paul, Eleanor)
Paul Mc Keown, Corporate Fundraising Manager
Paul began his career in the IT industry with Dell before taking the decision to transfer his pragmatic skills to the third sector. He works closely with our major corporate supporters to deliver successful partnerships. On occasion he also acts as 'Hamish the Highland Coo', the Children 1st mascot.
Eleanor Harris, Corporate Partnerships Manager
Eleanor joined Children 1st after a career in the arts and culture sector, having worked in sponsorship and fundraising for some of Scotland’s major arts organisations. Prior to that, Eleanor gained extensive experience in PR, events and sponsorship working for BT Scotland for 10 years. She’s now responsible for growing the number of corporate partnerships in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
Louise Sutherland, Senior Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraiser
Louise comes from a business background, and manages corporate partnerships as well as philanthropy relationships across northern Scotland. She is responsible for running our corporate entrepreneurial challenge, Dragons’ Glen in the north of the country.
Ashley Sharp, Senior Corporate Fundraiser
Ashley has extensive experience in charitable account management, first with foundations and philanthropy, and now in corporate fundraising. She currently manages Dragons’ Glen, Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge for businesses, and various Children 1st partnerships with companies, corporate trusts and foundations.