The Sutton Trust has appointed Jenny Suggitt as its new Director of Development.

Jenny joins the Trust with a successful 20-year track record in fundraising, having most recently worked as Director of Development for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Prior to that she was Director of Development at the Philharmonia Orchestra for three years where she was responsible for devising and implementing a strategy which affected a step change in fundraising, doubling income and embedding a culture of philanthropy across the organisation.

She also spent 12 years at the British Museum as Head of Corporate Relations, where she built a strategy focused on raising income through building strategic long-term partnerships with aligned purpose across a range of Museum activities. These included exhibitions, gallery refurbishment, learning and engagement programmes and curatorial posts, working with key partners such as Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

Jenny will be leading our fundraising across all of our generous donors, including individuals, foundations and corporate givers.

Welcoming Jenny to the team, Nick Harrison, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, said:

“Jenny brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record to the Sutton Trust, and we’re looking forward to her joining our great team. Development is a core part of our work to ensure that every young person – no matter who their parents are, what school they go to, or where they live – has the chance to succeed. I know Jenny is strongly committed to social mobility, and she will be a great fit for the Sutton Trust and a superb addition to our team.”

Jenny Suggitt said:

“I passionately believe that every young person, no matter their background, should have the opportunities to succeed in life. I’m therefore delighted to be joining Sir Peter, Nick and the team at the Sutton Trust to support their important work in championing social mobility through ground-breaking research, advocacy and their innovative programmes supporting young people from birth to work.”

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