The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity has a small staff team based at St Martin-in-the-Fields. We are supported by a committed and able group of over 230 volunteers.
Tim Bissett, Director: Tim is our Director. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Charity, working closely with the Trustees. Before joining St Martin’s, Tim was the Chief Executive of the Church Urban Fund. His interests include following the fortunes of Southampton FC and playing the trumpet. He is also a keen cyclist and runner.
Kirsty Cunningham, Head of Fundraising: Kirsty is our Head of Fundraising. She joined us from Excellent Development in April 2015. Kirsty’s role is to look after our many donors and spread our message to inspire people to give and get involved. She also manages our High Value Donor Programme. She enjoys cycling, running and escaping to green spaces in London.
Natalie King, Head of Development: Nat is our Head of Development. She manages the Frontline Network and the Vicar’s Relief Fund. In her previous role, she worked with homeless and vulnerably housed clients to help them access support services across London. When not juggling work and family life you’ll find her eating ice-cream and plotting her next adventure.
Joe Peduzzi, Fundraising Manager: Joe is our Fundraising Manager. He manages our Trust Programme and the delivery of the annual Christmas Appeal. Joe plays drums and guitar and likes finding new places to eat.
Amanda Bennett, Partnerships Manager: Amanda is our Partnerships Manager. She manages the relationships with our 10 Partners and organises our Annual Conference. She has previously worked in frontline roles, Fundraising, Project Management and International Development work in the UK and West Africa, as well as in the diving industry in S.E. Asia. Outside of work, she loves adding extra stamps in her passport, photography and leading an amphibious lifestyle.
Mark Phillippo, Impact Manager: Mark is our Impact Manager. He supports the team with grant assessment and payments. He has worked in a variety of roles in the supported housing and homelessness sectors for the past 20 years.He enjoys live music, the theatre and playing 5-a-side football.
Marcus Loney-Evans, Policy and Communications Officer. Marcus is our Policy and Communications Officer. He works on the regularity and quality of the communications we have with frontline workers, to ensure that we communicate feedback from the Frontline Network with key decision makers. He previously worked for four years as a Parliamentary Assistant and Senior Caseworker for a Member of Parliament. His hobbies include playing the guitar, running a south London Sunday football team, and avoiding Arsenal’s away results.
Laura Wirtz, Vicar’s Relief Fund Officer. Laura is our Vicar’s Relief Fund Officer. She assists in developing the Vicar’s Relief Fund and leads on monitoring and evaluating the fund. When she is not at work, you can find her enjoying the company of her two dogs.
Jason Green, Charity Operations Officer. Jason is our Charity Operations Officer. He is responsible for the office administrative, facilities and financial functions of the Charity. Prior to St Martin’s, Jason worked in community charity and media policy. He enjoys reading, the theatre and cinema, the gym, history and travelling.
Natasha Peter, VRF Coordinator. Tasha is one of our VRF Coordinators. She works on the VRF assessing grant applications, making payments and dealing with enquiries. She has worked in the charity sector in both a voluntary and paid capacity for over 18 years, including working for charities associated with mental health, substance misuse and end-of-life care. In her spare time she loves watching films and crocheting items which she photographs in different places around London and the UK.
Laura Aznar Herranz, Fundraising Coordinator. Laura is our Fundraising Coordinator. On top of supporting the team with all things Fundraising, she manages our digital channels, leading on communications strategy. She is also in charge of our Community Fundraising programme. When she is not at work, you might find her planing her next trip back home to Spain, hiking or lost in a good book.
Joe Coules, Local Network Coordinator. Joe is our Local Network Coordinator. He helps coordinate and promote the Training Fund, Shadowing Fund, Event Fund to frontline workers, as well as supporting events in areas that we do not have partners. He has previously worked and volunteered across the charity sector in homelessness services, criminal justice services and youth services. Outside of work he plays tag rugby, and he is constantly reading and drinking bubble tea.
Alexander Colling, VRF Coordinator. Alexander is one of our VRF Coordinators. He assesses VRF applications, makes payments and deals with enquiries. He has worked in frontline roles in homelessness in England, Scotland and Belgium over the past 12 years. When not working, he enjoys cycling around Europe for extended lengths of time.