Clients are served by a team of consultants with a broad and deep expertise and decades of experience.
The UK team also often work with our international network of consultants.


Julian Marland
Julian MarlandManaging Director
Julian Marland joined Brakeley Ltd as Managing Director in January 2022. His association with Brakeley goes back to 2008 and he has previously been Managing Director of Brakeley Asia. He has over 25 years’ experience in philanthropy as a development professional working at the highest level with a number of major institutions, in several European and Asian countries. He is also a founding partner of an early-stage investment firm.
Claire Brownlie
Claire BrownlieSenior Consultant
Claire joined Brakeley Ltd in June 2019 and is a Senior Consultant with over 25 years experience in Advancement. She is currently Director of External Relations at an independent grammar school. She has worked in PR, Alumni Engagement and Fundraising in the UK Higher Education sector since the mid 1990s, most recently as Director of Development at Queen Mary University of London.
John Kelly
John KellyPresident
John Kelly is a pioneer in British and European fundraising. Before becoming a consultant, John was the CEO of Regent’s College, London. As a fundraising and management consultant he has advised clients in many countries throughout the world, some large and some very small. He was the first consultant to introduce capital campaigns into several European countries including Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, France, Belgium and many others.
Carsten Vogel
Carsten VogelConsultant
Carsten joined Brakeley Ltd in April 2020 as a Consultant.

He has worked in the think tank and NGO sector both in London and Germany before moving into higher education development working at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Queen Mary University London.

He offers over 14 years of experience in fundraising, strategic communications and programme management.

Kathy Seligman
Kathy SeligmanConsultant
Kathy has extensive cross-sector experience in major gift fundraising. She is particularly interested in helping institutions of all sizes establish sustainable donor relationships.

Passionate about increasing opportunities, Kathy developed and implemented campaign strategies for the Global Business Coalition for Education and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and founded Nola4Women.

Bruno van Dyk
Bruno van DykSenior Consultant
Bruno van Dyk has over 20 years of experience in development work, university advancement and international collaboration across multiple countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Gulf States, Europe, the UK and North America. During this time, he has led major university advancement endeavours, in both South Africa and the UK, exceeding targets in income and alumni engagement. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, UK & Europe, Grenzebach Glier & Associates and, previously, for 5½ years as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Durham University, UK.
Alison Graham
Alison GrahamSenior Consultant
Alison has worked with Brakeley since July 2007 for a range of clients across several sectors including culture, heritage and higher education, as well as with her own clients, particularly in independent education.

During the 2010-11 academic year, she was Interim Director of Development at St Catherine’s Bramley, closing out a major capital campaign for this leading independent school.

Hugh Aldridge
Hugh AldridgeSenior Consultant
Hugh Aldridge specializes in corporate engagement, partnerships and fundraising. From 2014 to 2016 he was Head of Development – Corporate at the University of Oxford, where he was responsible for increasing the breadth and depth of the University’s engagements with companies around the world. Previously Hugh has managed corporate engagement and special initiatives at MIT, UC Berkeley in the USA and at the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester, and at Imperial College in the UK. His recent clients have included the Bat Conservation Trust, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, the London Song Festival, Aalto University in Finland, and the University of Sussex.
Helen Trott
Helen TrottSenior Consultant
Helen Trott is a highly skilled leader with 30 years experience of developing and implementing relationship management strategies both in the UK and internationally and a proven track record of taking relationship management operations from start-up and building successful programmes and teams.

Between 2000 – 2016, Helen was the Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Events at Kingston University.

Johannes Ruzicka
Johannes RuzickaPartner
Johannes Ruzicka became a fundraiser in 2002. He started as the head of the fundraising department at Technical University Munich and has, since 2005, been supporting over 60 different organisations in Europe as a fundraising consultant. Clients include Vienna University of Economics and Business, EMBL – European Molecular Biology Laboratory, UNICEF and Berlin Cathedral.
Astrid von Soosten
Astrid von SoostenPartner
Of her more than 20 years in fundraising Astrid has spent 10 years working as a frontline fundraiser in the US educational sector, working initially for a private school and later as Senior Development Director for the University of California. For many years she has specialized in major donor fundraising and strategy development. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and also trained as Somatic Coach offering leadership coaching and training to executives in the non-profit sector.
Konstantin Reetz
Konstantin ReetzPartner
Konstantin has been active as a fundraising consultant since 2005. He has extensive experience in building and developing fundraising operations for universities and NGOs in the German-speaking region. Previously he worked as a senior business analyst for Roland Berger and finished a PhD degree in molecular biology at TU Munich.
Johan Wennström
Johan WennströmManaging Director
Johan Wennström helped universities in Sweden, Finland and Norway to develop alumni relations programs in the late 1990s and early 2000s (as co-founder of Mira Network). He started collaborating with Brakeley in 2005, and became Managing Director of Brakeley Nordic in 2010.
Inger Stern
Inger SternPartner/Senior Consultant
Inger Stern joined Brakeley in 2016. Between 2003-2015, Inger Stern worked as Fundraising Director at Linköping University. She helped the university set up their fundraising operation and then led two capital campaigns.

Inger also has extensive experience of managing strategic partnerships between Linköping University and corporations.

Olof Hugander
Olof HuganderSenior Consultant
Olof re-joined Brakeley Nordic as a Senior Consultant in 2018, having previously worked for Brakeley Ltd, in 2008-2010. He also worked for 8 years at the Knowledge Foundation in Sweden, one of the nation’s largest grantmakers.
Henric Nummi-Södergren
Henric Nummi-SödergrenConsultant
Henric joined Brakeley in 2019. He has previously worked with fundraising for UNICEF Sweden in 2014-2015 and 2018-2019, where he successfully developed the organization´s F2F-operation during an expansion phase. As the president of Stockholm university student union 2016-2018, he led change processes in an NGO with over 16.000 members.
Pekka Lehtinen
Pekka LehtinenSenior Associate Consultant
Before joining Brakeley, Pekka worked 23 years at the oldest and one of the leading Finnish corporate law firms, and has also worked in law firms and a commercial bank in USA. Since 2015 Pekka has been in the Board of Kiasma Support Foundation and he has been acting as the chairman of the Board since 2017. Kiasma is the leading contemporary art museum in Finland.
Per Leander
Per LeanderSenior Advisor
Per joined Brakeley in 2019. He has a broad experience of leadership positions within the non-profit sector. He previously worked as the secretary general of Friends Foundation 2017-2019 and the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation 2012-2017, enabling both organizations to exceed fundraising targets. He currently serves as the chair of Giva Sverige, the Swedish Fundraising Association.
Göran Felldin
Göran FelldinChairman of the Board
In 2004, Göran Felldin joined Linköping University as Director of Marketing and subsequently as Director of Collaboration and External Relations. During his time at Linköping University, the university carried out their first two fundraising campaigns.
Harriet Wallberg
Harriet WallbergMember of the Board
Harriet was President of Karolinska Institutet 2004-2012 and Director General of Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) 2014-2016. Harriet Wallberg led the first capital campaign of Karolinska Institutet.
Magnus Bratt
Magnus BrattMember of the Board
Magnus Bratt is CEO and founder of Mira Network. Mira Network helps universities unlock the value of their External Relations through CRM Solutions especially designed for Higher Education.


Mariana Rebelo de Andrade
Mariana Rebelo de AndradeFounding Partner of 'Call to Action'
Mariana has 24 years of professional experience in communication and fundraising for projects with an impact on society.

15 years ago she founded ‘Call to Action’, helping organisations develop their fundraising strategies to attract donations from companies and individuals. As a consultant in this space she has created and implemented several fundraising events and developed Governance projects for non-profit organisations.

Lucy S Blythe
Lucy S BlythePhilia International (UK)
Lucy S Blythe has over 30 years of experience in US and UK not-for-profits. She started her fundraising career at the San Diego Museum of Art. As Chief Executive of the Kew Foundation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, she completed a governance review, developed the Board and increased voluntary income by 400%, raising over £41 million. At the Victoria and Albert Museum, between 1999 and 2002, she completed the £31 million British Galleries Campaign. She now focuses on board development.
Arnaud Marcilhacy
Arnaud MarcilhacyIPHILGROUP (France)
Arnaud helps non-profit institutions to raise major gifts in France, French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland and Africa.

He has directed major fundraising campaigns in France for organisations like Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Ecole Centrale Paris and Fondation Napoléon, as well as abroad for institutions like the Musée de la Croix Rouge et du Croissant Rouge in Geneva and the Fondation Briser le Silence in Kinshasa.

Hugues de Maisonneuve
Hugues de MaisonneuveIPHILGROUP (France)
Hugues has more than 20 years of experience in the universe of sports and cultural partnerships and joined Brakeley in 2017. Hugues has participated in campaigns in France, like that of the Foundation for the Memory of Slavery. In Switzerland, he has worked for the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. Hugues works as a tutor in the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair.
Gisela Keller
Gisela KellerKeller & Associates (United States)
Gisela Keller has worked with leaders of global nonprofits, foundations and private companies across American, European and Latin American markets. Before her consulting career, Gisela was a program officer at the Goldman Sachs Foundation (New York), Head of Public Affairs at Dresdner Bank (Frankfurt), steering corporate philanthropy; Program Director at the Armonk Institute (New York); and Program Officer for International Affairs at the governor’s office in the German federal state of Brandenburg.
Goran Radin
Goran RadinImpact Partners (Switzerland)
Goran Radin is since more than 20 years active in the field of philanthropy, expert for Major Donor fundraising. After a career in Private Banking for international and Swiss clients (UHNWIs and HNWIs) he develops strategies for non-profit-organizations to implement Major Donor fundraising campaigns. For financial institutions he creates philanthropy strategies in order to serve the needs of their clients.
Serge Honegger
Serge HoneggerImpact Partners (Switzerland)
Serge Honegger specializes in dramaturgy, public relations and sponsorship. He studied literature, art history and organization theory. He obtained his doctorate from the University of St Gallen (HSG), publishing on leadership concepts. He currently works as a philanthropy consultant for Impact Partners in Basel as well as an artistic advisor at the Bavarian State Opera. Serge Honegger has launched numerous fundraising campaigns for artistic projects and, together with Goran Radin, develops strategies for financial institutions and non-profit organizations to implement Major Donor fundraising campaigns.
Peter Buss
Peter BussPeter Buss Fundraising (Switzerland)
Peter Buss is one of the leading management and fundraising consultants in Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of consulting and operational experience in NPO management and fundraising, specially capital campaigns, foundation fundraising and strategic fundraising planning. Founder of, the leading online plattform and register of foundations in Switzerland. Co-founder of the Swiss Philanthropy Roundtable Zurich.
Ibrahim Al-Turki
Ibrahim Al-TurkiWafi International (Saudi Arabia)
ibrahim Al-Turki is the founder and CEO of Wafi International, the first company in the Arab Gulf region, specialized in the development of non-profit organizations and social responsibility programs. Ibrahim is a strategy consultant of many wealthy donor individuals and families in the Arab Gulf region — who are actively involved in philanthropic works, through their dedicated endowments/ trust funds, donor institutions, charitable associations, and/or corporate social responsibility programs related to their businesses.