Ambassadors_GJmr-3081Helping to inspire and support giving that strengthens communities and enriches local life.

To reach more potential donors, we know the best thing to do is build on the trust and relationships we already have. The vast majority of our introductions and referrals are made by existing supporters or professional advisors. We want to make better use than ever of that goodwill and have made a formal partnership through our Ambassadors network.

By being an ambassador you will be invited to a couple of events a year and receive our ambassadors newsletter. The network is an opportunity to talk us and to make introductions, but also to meet a close-knit group of our close friends, who will get together over refreshments, have an opportunity to network, hear from an interesting speaker and find out more about the latest developments in our work.


For more information about becoming an ambassador please download our information pack here.

  • John Anderson, Anderson & Garland
  • Patricia Arnold, Patricia Arnold & Co
  • Christoph Atkins, Rathbones
  • Andrew Ayre, Greaves West & Ayre
  • Sir Hugh Blackett
  • Robin Brims
  • Alister Brown, Aderre Valorem
  • Simon Brown, Tait Walker
  • Mike Brunskill, Handelsbanken
  • Alice Clewes, Hay & Kilner
  • John Clough MBE
  • Sarah Glendinning, Confederation of British Industry
  • Wendy Dale
  • Pamela Denham CB DL
  • John Dickson
  • Professor Chris Drinkwater CBE
  • Rod Etherington, O’Neill Richmonds
  • Andrew Facer, Ward Hadaway
  • Alan Ferguson OBE
  • Eileen Ferguson
  • Peter Fletcher
  • Vera Fletcher
  • Dr Samantha Foster
  • James Garbutt, Rathbones
  • Christopher Godfrey-Faussett, Rathbones
  • Paul Gorman, Santander
  • Ryan Harrison, Leathers LLP
  • Jon Gould, DWF
  • Mark Hatton, Ernst & Young
  • Christine Heppell
  • Michael Heppell
  • Hilary Florek, Hilary Florek PR
  • Dean T. Huggins
  • Mark I’Anson MBE
  • Mary Jo I’Anson
  • Camilla James, Square One Law
  • Kelly Johnson, Complete Accounting
  • Bill MacLeod, PWC
  • Audrey Macnaughton, Macnaughton McGregor
  • Joel Marks
  • Gillian Marshall, Entrepreneurs Forum
  • Jamie Martin OBE DL, Ward Hadaway
  • Sir Laurence Martin
  • Richard Maudslay CBE
  • Ros Maudslay
  • Charles May
  • Stephen McNicol, Muckle LLP
  • Andrew Moorby, Tait Walker
  • Peter Neal, UNW
  • John Pemberton
  • Emily Pike, Bond Dickinson
  • Gev Pringle
  • Michael Reed Gibson & Co
  • Geoff Robson, Quantum Accountancy Services
  • Kate Roe
  • Rev Fiona Sample
  • Peter Sanderson, Mitchell Dodds & Co
  • George Scott
  • Sue Scott
  • Paul Smissen, Tyne Met College
  • Michael I. Spriggs
  • Dr Shobha Srivastava
  • Sarah Stewart, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative
  • Rachel Swinburne, Clarke Mairs
  • Helen Tavroges LLb, TEP, Bond Dickinson
  • Caroline Theobald CBE
  • Ian Young, TDR Training Ltd
  • Rachel Turnbull, TT2 Limited
  • Peter Wagstaff MSFA, Coutts & Co
  • Paul Walker
  • Lucilla Waugh, Muckle LLP
  • Peter Wallace, Pen & Palette Club
  • David Wilkinson, Fergusons Transport
  • Sue Wilson CBE
  • Sue Winfield OBE
  • Lucy Winskell OBE DL
  • Gill Winter

Our President, Vice-Presidents, Patrons and Board Members are also ambassadors of the Community Foundation.

Previous events

March 2014: Launch of Community Foundation Ambassadors network for Professional Advisors with Paul Walker, former Chief Executive of Sage Group Plc

June 2014: Launch of Community Foundation Ambassadors network for individuals and families at Matfen Hall with Professor Laurence Martin, former Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University

April 2016: A celebration of family philanthropy at Capheaton Hall, with Alan and Eileen Ferguson

June 2016: Announcing Mr Murray’s Million Pound Match at Coldecote Moor Farm with Ron and Louise Bowey