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The Team

Martin Gallagher – Chief Executive Officer

Martin Gallagher joins the Clare Foundation as Chief Executive Officer, having recently led the COMPASS Association for more than 3 1/2 years as their founding CEO. He has several years experience in the commercial, NFP/Trade and extensive experience in the National Governing Body Sport Sectors. He was highly successful in developing strategic and operational alliances and relations and brings a broad working knowledge and application of engagement across multi agency departments and government agencies to procure support, acknowledgement and funding. He has significant work overseas with former roles in the Commercial Sector, International High Performance, Performance Development and Community Development (Rugby Union) all of which have given him significant management experience and a comprehensive knowledge of delivering funding programmes to specific KPIs, operational management, event, stakeholder engagement and influence, building political advocacy particularly within the public sector and government entities.

He is a keen sportsman (mountain biker), very passionate about live music (professed rocker), movie and wine buff (but no expert) and consummate world traveller. Born in Northern Ireland he has lived and worked in Swaziland, South Africa, Canada the USA and England.

Hannah Linsell – Operations Manager

Hannah bwHaving grown up in Hampshire, Hannah studied Media Technology at the University of Surrey. After graduating she moved to Buckinghamshire to work in the Commercial Radio business. During six years of working up through the ranks and becoming Group Scheduling Manager, Hannah was involved in the start up of several local community based radio stations.

Hannah joined the The Clare Foundation in its very early days. Being used to working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, she brought her organisational and customer services skills to The Clare Foundation, to manage the Reception, Bistro and Maintenance teams, and co-ordinate facilities for tenants at the Centre.

Sara Jones – Events & Conferencing Manager

Sara worked in hospitality before moving to Saunderton in 2008. After working in retail for 7 years she joined The Clare Foundation in March 2015 as the Operations and Events Assistant. In her spare time Sara enjoys reading and visiting National Trust sites.






Siobhan Edwards – Receptionist & Bookings Administrator

Siobhan became a volunteer at the British Heart Foundation charity shop soon after finishing college, where she volunteered for the next year. In addition to her volunteer work during this time she completed a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Services with Derby College, arranged through the British Heart Foundation. In August 2013 Siobhan joined The Clare Foundation as Administrative Assistant Apprentice. She enjoys a wide range of crafts, digital art and reading.


To contact a member of the team contact us on 0300 777 7000.


“Working with the Clare Foundation and its CEO, Martin Gallagher, was a real eye opener.
We reviewed my charity’s strategic and business plan. Martin assisted us with areas of potential engagement and oversight.
There is no doubt that the support that we’ve received will have a strong impact on our future work and our capacity to deliver it. Doing good work alone is no guarantee of sustainability. By strengthening our planning and organisational tools, as well as our relationships with clients and providers, our organisation is much more equipped and prepared to handle the common challenges faced by many charities nowadays, within an increasingly competing market. The kind of strategic and forward-thinking advice that the Clare Foundation provides makes a huge difference to small organisations like ours.”

-Alo Raptopoulous
Cause You Can Charity – Founder

I have been extremely pleased with the support provided by Martin and his team at TCF, for several different reasons…
It is quite easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut with so many competing demands and expectations to deal with, but after one mini coaching session with Martin, I got back on track and pulled myself  out of my ‘frenzied’ stage and back into the  ‘productive’ stage. Martin did not use any magic he just reminded me about effective time management and planning effectively, which can so easily be forgotten in todays hectic workplace.
TCF have provided some great networking events and linked our charity with some useful individuals.  I have recently attended two half day sessions provided by TCF – one was about running your own PR campaign and the other one was about leadership. Both sessions were really useful, led by experts in the field.  I appreciated the fact that they were half day sessions, making both easier to attend and the fact that TCF is local and accessible.
TCF appears quite unique in the way they engage local charities, I would certainly recommend having a meeting with them, and look forward to continuing our relationship.

– Colin McGregor-Paterson
Chief Executive Officer 
The OASIS Partnership