Lucy founded Philia International in 2009 with a mission to transform non-profit leadership with a focus on boards. She assists organisations in governance, organisational development and strategic planning and acts as philanthropy advisor to non-profits, trusts, foundations, families and individuals.

Previously, she was CEO of the Kew Foundation, Partner in an international search firm, and led major fundraising campaigns in the US and UK. Promoting philanthropy and social investment in Europe and globally, she is Ethos Foundation’s independent trustee, a member of The HALO Trust Ambassadors Group, Life Fellow of the RSA and previously served as a Trustee of Philanthropy Impact and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. She runs non-profit leadership workshops in Africa and Europe and is an EMCC-certified executive coach.

She has first-hand experience in helping ensure the joyful and dignified later years of friends and family in the UK and the US.