Ecologia Youth Trust welcomes new Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Ecologia Youth Trust welcomes new Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Ecologia Youth Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Susie Kemp as our new Marketing and Fundraising Officer.

Susie began her new role on 5 September 2022, working for three days a week for an initial period of 6 months, which we hope to extend.

With nearly 30 years’ experience of working as a copywriter and editor in advertising, marketing, communications and publishing – and over 15 years’ experience in the third sector in Moray – Susie is well placed to help in increasing the charity’s impact as it looks to its future.

Commenting on her new appointment, Susie says:

I am delighted to be working for Ecologia Youth Trust. The positive impact that Ecologia and its kind donors have in helping and empowering children and young people touches my heart deeply. It is a wonderful opportunity to use what I have learned to benefit children and young people in Ecologia’s partner projects.”

Liza Hollingshead, Founder and Director says:

I am very happy to welcome Susie on board and look forward to her new ideas on how to support the children in our projects even better than before.”

The Ecologia Board of Trustees are delighted that Susie has accepted the post:

“We are very fortunate to have her as part of the team. We very much welcome the creativity, enthusiasm and the experience she brings. Her appointment will help us to develop messaging and branding that supports the delivery of our 3-year strategy, as
well as supporting with our fundraising events and partnerships.”

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.