Staff team

    Tamas Haydu - Chief Executive

    Tamas has been chief executive of the CCF since March 2017. He joined CCF as Development Director in 2013 following a career of 15 years in sales, marketing and business development. Tamas spent four years with regional charity South West Lakes Trust before joining CCF, where he was responsible for marketing, publicity and managed successful development projects. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Education (Visual Communication and Photography) and a BA (Hons) in Geography and Art. Tamas lives in Launceston with his family and enjoys travelling and kayaking.

    Sarah Holdaway - Grants Administrator

    Sarah has been working for the Foundation as Grants Administrator since 2014. Sarah is the first point of call for all grant enquiries and is responsible for End of Grant reporting and Crisis Fund applications, as well as providing back-up to Grants Manager and Grants officer.  Sarah moved from West Sussex to the West Country in 2000 and now lives in Launceston.  In her spare time she enjoys travelling to county shows with her daughter and their horses.

    Kirsty Philpott - Grants Manager

    Kirsty has been working at the Foundation for 12 years starting as the Grants Administrator in 2006; this involved processing all grant applications and results. Kirsty then went on to being Grants Manager for 2 years which involved being responsible for 14 different grant programmes and one member of staff. She now heads up all grants and is Manager for the office.

    Jo Riley - Philanthropy Director

    Originally from Northern Ireland, Jo worked in London in recruitment and HR before moving to Cornwall in 2003, when she and her husband decided to bring up their young family by the sea. She worked initially for a local holiday letting specialist, before leaving to set up her own retail business with online, mail order and bricks-and-mortar operations. After selling the business, she developed a career coaching consultancy prior to joining the Foundation. She holds a Masters in Modern History from Oxford University plus qualifications in coaching and counselling. She can usually be found walking her dog on the coast path or the Camel Trail, or battling the elements in her hillside garden.

    Angie Springall - Administrative Officer

    Angie grew up in rural Oxfordshire and moved to North Cornwall with her family in 2004. In 2013, she achieved a BSc (Open) with the Open University after gaining awards in science, finance & environmental courses.  Angie joined CCF in April 2007 and is now in her twelfth year with the Foundation. She supports fund development, finance, governance, office and grants activities. Angie’s work with the Fund Development team encompasses Friends’ admin and events coordination, as well as recently the new General Data Protection Regulations.  Other priorities include; donations’ processing and board meetings’ preparation. In 2017, Angie organised the governance documents for the UK Community Foundations Quality Assessment process. On a personal level, Angie is a keen gardener, animal and nature lover. Angie says that Cornwall is an ideal place to work, learn and be happy.

    Jeremy Ward - Development Director

    Jeremy joined the Foundation as Development Director in April 2017. He has a background in marketing and business development, working for large and small organisations across the private and public sectors and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He also has a Master degree in the Sociology of Education. Jeremy has previously worked for the Prince’s Charity,  Business in the Community. Jeremy has lived in Cornwall all his life, apart from going to University and his two first jobs in London. He has been a Councillor in his home parish of Week St Mary for twelve years, including nine as Chair and has been a volunteer for many local organisations and campaigns.

    Donna Wheadon - Grants Officer

    With a keen interest in Art and Design for most of her life, Donna attended Plymouth Art and Design College followed by the University of Falmouth to study Graphic Design. After finishing University, Donna came back to the family farm in North Cornwall.  Keen to give something back to Cornwall, Donna volunteered at the Foundation for a few months working on the website before being offered a permanent position. Donna has been the Grants Officer at the Foundation for over 10 years. In her spare time, when she is not running around after her beautiful triplets, she can often be found socialising, exercising and enjoying the Cornish countryside.