Adrian Ballard, Head of the Foundation

Following a number of years in finance and human resources, he became Development Officer at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education (University of Gloucestershire) in 1994.

He moved to Sherborne in January 1998 as Deputy Director of Development and then of the Foundation in 1999. He became Head of the Foundation in January 2004 in a seamless succession from Julian Smyth.

Adrian is a workaholic but when forced to relax his passions are climbing, horse racing, rugby, squash, tennis and travel.

Stephanie Sanchez de Muniain, Foundation Officer and Annual Fund Manager

Stephanie joined the Foundation in April 2005. Following her degree at Edinburgh University, Stephanie was, for seven years, fundraising for both arts organisations and charities in London. Prior to her move to Sherborne, she was the Legacy Officer for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Stephanie has responsibility for much of the work of the Foundation including the legacy programme, the Annual Fund, research work and looking after the needs of all donors.

When not working, Stephanie is busy looking after her young sons as well as learning Spanish in order to communicate better with some of her in-laws. She also enjoys exercising, travelling and walking.

Claire Giovannini, Joint Foundation and OSS Assistant

Claire joined the Foundation and OSS office in November 2017.

She and her family have lived in and around Sherborne for many years, apart from childhood years spent in London.

Claire has previously worked in the building industry and more specifically been involved  in property preservation and conservation of historic buildings.

In her leisure time, she enjoys writing poetry, painting and cooking.

Latest News

Wednesday 31 October

The Bow Society were treated to a very special day at The Grange, Northington, at the end of October thanks to Peter Tilley (a, 1964).  He suggested...

Read more »