Esther Wakeman

CEO at Leeds Cares

Esther Wakeman is currently the Director of Fundraising at Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield where she has grown income from £2.1 million to £4.8 million in 5 years.  Esther started in the charity sector in 2009 when she worked for a hospice in Essex for six years.  Prior to that Esther worked in various sales and marketing roles as well as running her own digital business for five years. She holds a postgraduate diploma from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising. In her spare time Esther is a Director of Buxton Football Club and a Trustee of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Junction Arts.