Who we are

The SWDDF Charity Leadership Programme delivers high-quality, affordable leadership development for the charity sector in the South West.

Nancy Chambers and a crack squad of charity leaders including Marian Rose of Tree Aid, Naomi Miller from Bristol Cathedral, Mike Taylor of Meningitis Research Foundation and Jane Ibbunson, formerly of the Holburne Museum and other members of SWDDF knocked heads together to plan and commission the programme.  

Jenny Perez of Choose Your Path was chosen to deliver the programme which is open to any charity leader or aspiring leader.


Nancy Chambers, Chair, SWDDF

Nancy is an experienced fundraising and charity consultant with more than 25 years in the sector. Based in Bristol, she specialises in major gift fundraising and large capital campaigns for such clients as Bristol Aerospace, St Peter's Hospice, We The Curious, Sofa Project, Teenage Caner Trust, Julian House, No 1 Royal Crescent and Brunel's ss Great Britain. Nancy has been Chair of SWDDF since its formation in 2007. She commissions and oversees the SWDDF Charity Leadership Programme.


Jenny has worked in the voluntary sector for 24 years, rising up through the ranks as a fundraiser to CEO of a national children's charity. Jenny holds an MSc in Management / Coaching and Mentoring. As an experienced facilitator, speaker, mentor and coach, Jenny lives and works in the South West.