Heather Sturgess

Heather Sturgess

Head of Influencer Audiences Research

Heather joined nfpSynergy in 2016 and heads up our Influencer Audiences team, helping charities evaluate and strengthen their engagement with politicians, journalists and healthcare professionals.

She holds a Masters in International Politics MA (Res) from the University of Manchester where she focused on public attitudes towards immigration. She also has a BA (Hons) in Politics with International Relations from Lancaster University. During her studies she volunteered with several Refugee Charities and worked as a tutor for a not for profit aimed at reducing the attainment gap. A supporter of Amnesty International, Heather was the secretary of her local group for a number of years. Prior to working at nfpSynergy Heather worked for the NHS and has an interest in health.

Other team members

Anne-Sophie Liv

Anne-Sophie Liv Data and Research Analyst

Anne-Sophie joined nfpSynergy in May 2017. She currently leads on the Celtic Charity Awareness Monitor (CCAM) whilst also supporting research in the wider Public Audiences team including the Charity Awareness Monitor (CAM).
Berni White

Berni White Head of Finance and People

Berni first joined nfpSynergy as an Admin and Finance Officer in July 2015, providing admin support to the Business Team as well as completing the company's book-keeping. She is now Head of Finance and People.
Jemma Smith

Jemma Smith Data Processor

Jemma has been in the research industry for over 20 years since leaving University and has worked across numerous industry sectors specialising in Charity and Consumer research. Jemma is a part-time Data Processor at nfpSynergy.
Jo Fischl

Jo Fischl Head of Public Audiences Research

Jo joined nfpSynergy in September 2012 and oversees all our general public audience research including nfpSynergy’s Charity Awareness Monitor. Alongside this she works on a wide range qualitative and quantitative bespoke projects for our clients.
Joe Saxton

Joe Saxton Driver of Ideas

Joe Saxton is Driver of Ideas at nfpSynergy and its founder. Joe works on a range of specific projects, especially those that look at strategic advice on fundraising or communications, or wider organisational issues.
Max Roche

Max Roche Research Assistant

Max joined nfpSynergy in January 2020 as a Research Assistant. He works with the Influencer Audiences team and helps manage the company media output.
Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson Researcher

Peter joined nfpSynergy in June 2018 and supports the work undertaken by the Public Audiences team assisting on the production and delivery of the Charity Awareness Monitor.
Rei Kanemura

Rei Kanemura Senior Researcher

Rei joined nfpSynergy in July 2016. She now heads up Families Insight, our research of young children and their parents, and assists with the Charity Awareness Monitor.
Rita Skanis

Rita Skanis Researcher

Rita joined nfpSynergy in May 2019 and works with the Public Audience's team providing research and general administrative support.

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