David Sanderson
David SandersonChief Executive

David has worked for the Foundation for 13 years, with the last four as Chief Executive. Prior to this, David served as a soldier for 24 years, serving in Africa, Middle East, Far East,  Caribbean and various parts of Europe. David has helped to pioneer Rank’s place-based programmes, leading the new strategy and exploring new opportunities for the Foundation. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, enjoys walking and wilderness trekking, and maintains a strong interest with several African charities. He is a member of the UK Foundation’s Forum,  and a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association.

Caroline Broadhurst
Caroline BroadhurstDeputy Chief Executive

Caroline has worked at the Foundation since 2006, formerly as the Director of Community Care Projects and in her current role over the last 7 years. Prior to joining the Foundation, Caroline worked in both the charitable and foundation sectors interests in care, disability, family support and regeneration. Caroline holds an M.A. and is a Practitioner in Executive Coaching. Through her role as a Clore Social Fellow (2012) Caroline participated in secondments to the Foundation Center in San Francisco and Oikocredit in the U.K, researching the key tenets of governance in philanthropy.

Kai Wooder
Kai WooderDirector of Enterprise

Kai is part of the executive team and has a remit of proactive engagement with projects and communities. Kai’s focus on Enterprise extends to grants, partnerships and programmes. Kai also has a leadership role with RankNet including the annual conference and network wide planning group, the Rank Aspire Programme and our place-based programme in Hull. Kai has a long association with The Rank Foundation and the network. Kai’s previous roles have been in the youth and community sector and she has also established and led a social enterprise. Kai is a WCMT fellow, a previous tutor with the YMCA George Williams College, an Action Learning Set Facilitator and founder of LGBT youth group ‘Work it Out’ in Merseyside.

Tim Young
Tim YoungDirector of Education and Fellowship

Tim has been at The Rank Foundation since 2007, overseeing the School Leadership Award, Community Action Placements and the Rank Fellowship. Tim was previously in teaching for thirty years, working in the UK, New Zealand and California, and was Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford from 1992 to 2006.

John Hind
John Hind Director of Education and Leadership

John joined the Rank Foundation in 2021 and is specifically responsible for overseeing the School Leadership Award and Fellowship.

Born in Mansfield he became a teacher on completion of his first degree and taught in schools across the UK, most recently as Principal of Dame Allan’s Schools in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for sixteen years.

His interests include local history (the role of churches in various North East communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the subject of his PhD research), reading and watching sport. He is also a keen campanologist.

Tom Kelman
Tom KelmanInterim Finance Director

Tom is currently providing interim maternity cover for Wendy Matthews, The Rank Foundation Limited and The Rank Prize Funds Finance Director and Company Secretary.

Aberdeen born, City based, Chartered Accountant with over twenty two years commercial experience followed by fifteen years charity sector experience. After qualifying with Thomson McLintock in Aberdeen, which merged into KPMG, and progressing up to Assistant Audit Manager level in KPMGs London office, Tom held senior management roles at Gissings, AAT, RCP, CFG, IISS, and ASA.

He is Honorary Treasurer to CMV Action a small health charity.

Outside his work, Tom enjoys membership of the Tate, the National Gallery, and the National Trust. He enjoys learning to play golf, walking, listening to music, travelling, watching films, and genealogy.

Sharon Mullarkey
Sharon MullarkeyOperational Support Manager

Sharon joined the Rank Foundation in 2019 and oversees the support team in London.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Sharon worked in the Financial Services sector for seventeen years, the last eleven of which were at UBS Investment Bank where she held a number of Business and Project Management roles within their IT COO function.

After volunteering for a charity, her interest in the sector was piqued.  She went on to work for that charity in a frontline role, and subsequently decided to leverage her previous experience and pursue a career in the social sector.

Sharon has a BA degree in Economics with Economic and Social History from the University of Leeds.

Outside of work, Sharon loves to play tennis and walking with her Goldendoodle Finn

Michelle Smith
Michelle SmithLeadership Programmes Manager

Michelle has joined The Rank Foundation as Leadership Programmes Manager. Michelle has been associated with the Rank network since 2010 and has been working with the Time to Shine team since 2015 as an action learning set facilitator and more recently as a consultant. She has an M.Sc. from Cass Business School and a post graduate diploma in coaching and mentoring.

Helen Stockdale
Helen StockdalePartnership and Events Manager

Helen has been with the Foundation since 2004 and is responsible for the coordination of Rank events including the annual networking conference. Helen is the first point of contact for two Rank Flagship Programmes: the Time to Shine Internship Programme and the GAP Apprenticeship Programme. Before joining the Foundation she worked in local government managing a finance team in distributing grants.

Natalie Kay
Natalie KayEngagement Manager

Natalie coordinates the Foundation’s engagement with beneficiaries. She also manages The Rank Foundation’s online community platform, RankNet, and sees to the social media, website and branding. She is also involved in administering and coordinating the School Leadership Award and Community Action Placements. She joined the Foundation in 2015 as an administrator, having completed an English Literature degree and working with disadvantaged children and youth on the USA’s East Coast. She lives in London, and enjoys singing, cooking and a good cup of tea.

Kerry Whitehead-Dymond
Kerry Whitehead-DymondGrant Administration Manager

Kerry is responsible for the daily management of The Rank Foundation’s grant portfolio and joined the organisation in the summer of 2017. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in French and German, Kerry volunteered for various Bristol-based organisations, before moving to London in 2013 to work for homeless charity Centrepoint. Prior to working at The Rank Foundation, Kerry also administered the grants programme for craft scholarship charity QEST.

Edouardine Timmamo
Edouardine TimmamoFinance Officer

Edouardine is the Finance Officer providing a day to day support to the Senior Finance Officer, having joined Rank at the end of 2016.

She is educated up to a degree level in Commercial and Distribution from the Catholic University of Central Africa in Cameroon. Edouardine has worked for more than 5 years in a variety of organisations in Cameroon such as FMG and Oil and Gas companies as a Sales and accounts executive/supervisor. She has lived in UK since 2009 and decided to redirect her career into the charity sector. Edouardine previously worked in a small charity organisation and then in the education sector while studying toward her ACCA qualification.

Janice Hodgson
Janice HodgsonProgramme Support Officer

Janice is Programme Support for the Time to Shine Leadership programme. Janice has a background in hospitality and event management.

Janice spent many years working in the education sector, specifically the University sector, working in a variety of customer facing areas such as student recruitment, schools liaison and collaborative partnerships.

Julie Wicks
Julie WicksGrants Administration Co-ordinator

Julie is responsible for co-ordinating the administration of The Rank Foundation’s grant portfolio and joined the organisation in April 2021.

Julie has experience of working in the public, private and third sectors, including several other charitable foundations.  Julie began her career in financial services, then decided to leave to train as an Adult Education tutor due to her passion for learning.  Julie later moved to a relationship management role in the civil service.

More recently, Julie worked as Grants Operations Manager at another foundation, which included managing the newly restructured grants administration team and an internal change programme to improve systems and processes.

Marie Lecrinier
Marie LecrinierJunior Company Secretary

Marie joined the Rank Team in November 2020, as Junior Company Secretary.

During her MA studies, Marie researched government policies that lead to exclusion. This sparked a passion for projects supporting integration and community dialogue, driving her to pursue her career in the charity sector. Since, Marie has worked in different charities coordinating various projects, such as establishing an Arts diploma, organising a one-day craft festival, and knitting retreats among other income-generating projects.

Noah Somorin
Noah SomorinProject Support Officer

Noah joined the Foundation in October 2019 having previously volunteered at The National Brain Appeal as part of the ‘A Letter In Mind’ art exhibition team. Noah also attended the London Marathon as part of The National Brain Appeal team supporting the charity’s marathon runners.

Noah has joined the Foundation to offer project support help to the Team, Executives and Trustees.

Eve Broadhurst
Eve BroadhurstDigital Communications Officer

Eve joined the Foundation in October 2020 as the Digital Communications Officer.

She graduated from Falmouth University with a BSc (Hons) Business and Digital Marketing degree. She brings creativity to the Foundation in their digital communications, including creating infographics and producing videos.  Eve will participate in the 2021 Time to Shine Leadership Programme.

She enjoys being outdoors and in nature, especially with her dog Sami.

Kirsty Stephenson
Kirsty StephensonEvents and Programme Officer

Kirsty recently joined the Rank Foundation as the Events and Programme officer in October 2020. She is responsible for the supporting of events and the administration of the Time to Shine programme.

After graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, which included a 1 year placement in Amsterdam, she has been building up administration experience within the hospitality sector.

Kirsty will be included in the Time to Shine programme 2021 as a participant whilst also fulfilling her duties at the Rank Foundation.

Ruth Parsons
Ruth ParsonsGrants Management and School Leadership Officer

Ruth joined the Rank Foundation in December 2020 as the Grants Management and School Leadership Officer.

She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Political Science with History and has previous experience working in both the public and private sector.

She is responsible for supporting both the School Leadership Award programme and grant schemes. Ruth will be participating in the 2021 Time to Shine programme.