Transaid Welcomes Maddy Matheson as New Head of Fundraising

Transaid has proudly announced the appointment of Maddy Matheson as its new Head of Fundraising. At just 26, Matheson's rapid ascent within the organisation underscores her pivotal role and dedication to advancing Transaid's mission - to transform lives through enhanced road safety and healthcare accessibility, particularly across the challenging terrains of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Published on
April 9, 2024

Since her induction into the Transaid family in 2021, Matheson has been a vital part of the fundraising team, initially making her mark as the Communications and Corporate Partnerships Manager. Her exceptional ability to drive and implement an ambitious fundraising strategy has been instrumental, laying a solid foundation for her new leadership role. As Head of Fundraising, Matheson is set to oversee the organisation's fundraising endeavours, managing a small yet formidable team tasked with organising events, fostering relationships with over 30 corporate partners and prospects, and spearheading all communication activities.

Reflecting on her new role, Matheson expressed her enthusiasm and commitment to Transaid's cause, stating, "Transaid is an incredible organisation to work for, and I am so excited by the opportunity to take the lead on fundraising and contribute further to our mission of transforming lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport.” She highlighted the critical timing of her appointment, aligning with the fourth year of the UN’s Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and the ambitious goals set by Transaid to expand its life-saving projects in Africa.

Caroline Barber, Chief Executive of Transaid, commended Matheson's contributions and her well-deserved promotion. "Maddy has done a superb job since joining us,” Barber noted, applauding her for strengthening the organisation's communications, deepening industry relationships, and embracing increased responsibilities. “Maddy’s promotion is incredibly well deserved,” she added, reflecting on the high regard in which Matheson is held by the team, partners, and trustees alike.

Matheson takes over from Florence Bearman, who has moved on to a new challenge with Malaria No More after a commendable seven-year tenure as Head of Fundraising. This transition marks a significant moment for Transaid as it continues to push the boundaries of its impact on road safety and healthcare access in Africa.

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This announcement not only celebrates Matheson's appointment but also signals Transaid's ongoing commitment to making a substantial difference in the lives of those in need through sustainable transport solutions.

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