Jamie Webb is Director, Philanthropy for Synergos, based in London. Jamie supports the European members of the GPC, helping them to improve the impact and reach of their philanthropy.
After earlier careers in business and politics, Jamie has been operating in the non-profit sector since 2006 and is an experienced philanthropy professional and non-profit leader. He has worked for UK-based charities in different programme areas such as youth development, social mobility, education, HIV/AIDS and the armed forces.
Jamie started his non-profit career at The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity established by the Prince of Wales in the UK. He was Director of Fundraising at both Help for Heroes, the most prominent military veterans charity in the UK, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which funds HIV prevention for at risk groups in Europe, Africa and Asia. Jamie has also more recently provided philanthropy and fundraising consulting services to a number of prominent UK charities most notably the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, a charity established in recognition of the Queen’s lifetime of service which funds social entrepreneurs, principally in Africa and South Asia.
He has advised and supported philanthropists and their families, helping the charities they support to become more sustainable. In particular, he has been working with the next generation of an established UK philanthropist and prominent businessman, ensuring the tradition of giving back is passed on. He is also on the board of a Swedish philanthropist’s foundation based in London, helping his family make a difference in the areas which they care about.
Jamie developed his skills from the ground up and has experience in all aspects of fundraising and working closely with philanthropists in very different charity settings. Jamie is intimately knowledgeable about the non-profit world and can advise philanthropists on impactful giving.
Jamie is on the board of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, the principal UK charity for the British Naval Service and chairs the Fundraising and Marketing sub-committee. He has also volunteered in youth development and youth offending settings in the UK and South America.
Jamie received his degree in International Relations from Staffordshire University and is an alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Trust.