Crowdfunder has announced the appointment of Dawn Bébe and Simon Deverell as joint CEOs.
Co-founders Bébe and Deverell will be stepping up from respective roles of chief operating officer and chief creative officer, while Rob Love, co-founder and former CEO, will relinquish his executive duties but will continue to be a key shareholder.
As Joint CEOs, Bébe and Deverell will be responsible for leading Crowdfunder‘s strategic direction and driving its mission to empower individuals and organisations to bring their ideas to life. With their combined expertise and vision, they aim to further enhance the platform’s impact and expand its reach.
The move follows a ten-year period of growth. Over £350 million has been raised on the platform for thousands of projects including over £1 million for Oxfam with a Glastonbury prize draw last year. Partners include Aviva, British Airways, CoOp and a range of local authorities. Crowdfunder also recently announced the acquisition of CrowdJustice.
“I’m delighted to co-lead the Crowdfunder team with Simon,” said Bébe.
“Crowdfunder has done so much to tackle society’s challenges by making ideas happen. I look forward to working with even more project owners and leading brands to create even more impact in the years ahead.
“I’d also like to thank Rob for the part he played in creating the idea that has helped change the world.”
Deverell added: “We’re entering a dynamic new phase, enhancing our platform and brand for our next growth stage. Our mission is clear: to become the most effective fundraising platform for communities and charities.
“We’re extending our support to organisations and brands, enabling and accelerating their abilities to create meaningful and measurable social impact. This new chapter builds upon the solid foundation that Rob has been pivotal in establishing.
“Rob and I have journeyed together through this venture, and I’m thrilled to continue, alongside Dawn, steering Crowdfunder into its exciting next era.”
Love, who launched Crowdfunder in 2012 with Simon and Dawn, expressed his confidence in the new direction.
“It’s time for a change of leadership and the opportunity to support Crowdfunder from a different angle,” he said.
“I’d like to thank the Crowdfunder team who have been brilliant to work with, and now, as a co-founder and key shareholder. I look forward to finding new ways to help them deliver more ideas that might just change the world.”