Julie Platt

        Head and shoulder photo of a smiling Julie Platt

Head of Development

Since 2009, I’ve been working as a fundraising specialist in numerous senior management roles, supporting the work of scientists, conservationists, historians, artists, educators and engineers, in high-profile visitor-facing charities including Chester Zoo, Storyhouse Chester and the Science Museum Group. My roles have always focussed on strategic planning, developing long-standing and transformational relationships, and nurturing a team culture of innovation, experimentation and collaboration.

I thrive on helping others see how they can make a difference towards charities achieving their mission, vision and ambition, and as a previous charity chair, I have a solid understanding of charitable governance.

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Employment history

Since 2021 Head of Development. SAMS

2017-21 Fundraising Leed. Chester Zoo

2015-23 Trustee and Chair (non-remunerative) Manchester Craft & Design

2014-17 Head of Development. Storyhouse

2009-14 Senior Development Executive. Museum of Science & Industry (Science Museum Group)



2004 BA (Hons) Art Education. Leeds University



Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIOF)