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  • Director – Frankie Airey

    Frankie began her career in development with the Campaign for Oxford University. She set up prospect research functions in Oxford and New York and led the Individual Giving section. The Campaign raised £342m over 6 years and was the first major endowment campaign undertaken by a British institution. Upon leaving Oxford, she moved to Royal Holloway, University of London to establish an External Relations Office.

    In the 1990s, Frankie moved between the UK and Australia and established in-depth knowledge of the philanthropic sector and a track record of achievement in senior positions and consultancy in both countries.

    In the UK, she provided project support for the Royal Shakespeare Company and INSEAD as a consultant with the Ulanov Partnership. From 1999–2003 she was Managing Director of Oxford Philanthropic, a leading consulting firm in the non-profit sector in Britain and Ireland whose clients included many of the major universities, arts organisations and charities.

    She was also a Director of Sadler’s Wells Trust Ltd (1999–2002).

    In Australia, Frankie was Director of Development at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne from 1994–1997. She also worked as an independent consultant in the arts with the Victorian College for the Arts and the Sydney Opera House.

    She founded Philanthropy Squared in 2003 and commenced building a team of associates to apply the experience and ideas behind the many successful development operations with which she has been involved.

    Frankie holds a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Hull. She is a member of the Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education (ADAPE) and of Philanthropy Australia. She is a member of the board of the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne.

    Frankie Airey