Alex has been a professional fundraiser for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Revitalise in 2021, Alex served as Fundraising Director and Head of Public Fundraising at RNIB, Head of Legacy and Tribute fundraising at NSPCC and Head of Fundraising at the Shakespeare Hospice.
Earlier in his career, Alex also held a variety of other fundraising positions in direct marketing, community fundraising and in the higher education sector. Alex is passionate about increasing impact through effective fundraising collaborations. For 6 years, Alex served as Chair of Remember A Charity, a behaviour change campaign involving around 200 charities who work together to grow the UK legacy giving market. Alex also played a leading role in the ‘Good Lab’ project which brought charities together to scope and establish new businesses who were capable of delivering new and innovative sources of income to charities. These experiences have helped Alex understand the strengths and challenges of fundraising collaborations and the wider commercial opportunities and necessities for the UK charity sector. Alex has also served as a judge on the CIOF awards panel and a speaker at various fundraising conferences. This includes co-delivery of a masterclass on supporter engagement at the 2019 International Fundraising Congress in Holland.
Helen Giles, MBE
Director of People and Culture
Helen has worked at executive level in HR and organizational development roles within social care and housing since 1995.
Helen has worked at executive level in HR and organizational development roles within social care and housing since 1995. Between 2005 and 2019 she set up and was Managing Director of the award-winning social enterprise HR consultancy, Real People, providing HR and transformation support to SME organisations. She joined Revitalise in 2021, having formerly worked as Executive Director of People and Governance for St Mungo’s the homelessness charity. Helen is a former Personnel Today HR Director of the Year and has been awarded the MBE for services to homeless people. She has been a frequent speaker at conferences and has had many articles published in HR and broader press. In 2015 she was listed as one of HR Magazine’s Top 10 Most Influential HR Practitioners of the Decade. Helen’s passion is the promotion of great standards of leadership and management in not-for-profit organisations working to support people who have stood up to major difficulties and disadvantage in their lives. She believes that all employees should enjoy a great place of work so they can give their very best to the people they support. She is a dedicated advocate of diversity and inclusion. Helen says she loves working for Revitalise because the staff team is made up of such a committed and inspirational group of people who go much so more than the extra mile to deliver truly transformational holiday experiences to our disabled guests and their carers.
Chief Financial Officer
Kate joined Revitalise in June 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. Before that, she had a long career as a finance professional in the Investment Management industry and latterly in the charity sector
Kate joined Revitalise in June 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. Before that, she had a long career as a finance professional in the Investment Management industry and latterly in the charity sector, where she was CFO at the Royal Mencap Society. Kate balances her role at Revitalise with several non-executive roles including Chair of a housing association and Governor of The Charterhouse. She is involved in local campaigning in her home town in Buckinghamshire where she lives with her husband. Kate loves to spend time in the south west of France.
Chief Executive Officer
Jan joined Revitalise from Mencap, bringing decades of experience with her from her time as Director of Personal Support, and then as CEO.
Jan joined Revitalise from Mencap, bringing decades of experience with her from her time as Director of Personal Support, and then as CEO. She is also Chair of the charity Access Your Right to Care, working to secure access to justice for people with social care needs. Jan started working with disabled people at the age of 15 when she volunteered at St Laurence’s Hospital, and loved it. She saw Mencap change beyond recognition over a period of 36 years, and felt privileged to sit with families and listen to their stories, giving her heart and soul to make the world a better place for people with disabilities. Jan is married, lives in North London and has six children and two dogs. Her ideal holiday is an escape to rural Cornwall, where she can spend time with family and escape the hustle and bustle.