Beacon has three principle team members:-
Matthew Bowcock, CBE
Matthew Bowcock is a trustee of The Philanthropy Workshop, Philanthropy Impact and the Watts Gallery. He was previously Chairman of UK Community Foundations, a member of the Philanthropy Review Board and a Council Member of Arts Council England. In 2012 he authored a report for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, “Digital Giving in the Arts – Democratising Philanthropy.” Through the Hazelhurst Trust he has focused on community projects, arts for social impact and developing more and better philanthropy. His background is in technology entrepreneurship, company start-up and investment and he has established several businesses in Australia, the US and the UK.
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Cath is a co-founder of the Philanthropy Collaborative and is the lead coordinator for a number of the activities of the Beacon Collaborative. Formerly a co-founder of Scorpio Partnership, the global wealth management strategy and research firm, she led the firm’s high-net-worth and strategy research capabilities for two decades. In the field of philanthropy, Cath headed Scorpio Partnership’s global research work with major donors, family givers and family foundations. Cath chairs Philanthropy Impact and Rosa, the UK fund for women and girls. She is an advisory board member of the Family Office Association in the US and the Managing Partners Forum in the UK.
Rys has worked for many years in the not for profit sector in both charity management and academic roles. She has worked with a range of funders, and understands the importance of philanthropic funding in meeting needs that alternative donor models often cannot. She is a trustee at two youth charities, and has worked at NGOs and Universities in the UK, the US and Australia.