Our team

  • Paul Morrish

    Chief Executive

    Paul joined LandAid as CEO in February 2015 having been Deputy CEO at leading advocacy charity VoiceAbility for 2 years and Director of Business Development for a further 4. During that time he oversaw significant growth in the charity’s income, and impact. In 2014 he and his team won the Charity Times ‘Fundraising Team of the Year’.

    On leaving school he was determined to follow a different career path to his father (a Director of Social Services) and vowed never to work in an office and not to work in the caring professions. Some years on, he’s delighted to have worked in offices around the country, for some of the best charities (CentrePoint, Speaking Up, St Mungo’s Broadway to mention just a few), caring for and working with some of the most disadvantaged in society.

    Paul is responsible for delivering LandAid’s goal of being a great funder of projects working with vulnerable young people, and a great fundraiser from our partners within the Property Industry.

    020 3102 7193

  • Leah De Silva

    Deputy Chief Executive & Head of Fundraising and Partnerships

    Following 10 years building market leading teams within Legal Recruitment, Leah joined the London Development Agency, helping large corporates in the City contribute to finding work for London’s unemployed. This has given her invaluable experience of the public sector and of the work that corporates are involved in to help their local community, as well as a strong network.

    Prior to joining LandAid in 2013, Leah was Business Development Director for Springboard, a hospitality charity aimed at moving young, disadvantaged people into the industry via life-changing roles. She headed up the corporate partnership programme and managed income relating to sponsorship, trusts and foundations, traditional fundraising and events.  

    020 3102 7195

  • Caroline Fraser

    Head of Grants and Projects

    Caroline is an architect and has experience of managing grant programmes and providing technical support to clients commissioning capital projects and community engagement. She has worked with the Glass-House Community Led Design, Whitehill Bordon Eco-town, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), van Heyningen & Haward Architects in London and Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Italy.

    020 3102 7192

  • Elizabeth Pearson

    Pro Bono Manager

    Elizabeth is an architect with experience across the built environment sector on education, residential and regeneration projects in the UK and abroad.  As a co-ordinator and facilitator she has overseen and managed multi-disciplinary teams on multiple projects; designed, organised and delivered events for diverse audiences and organised teams of consultants and volunteers to achieve a shared outcome, advising on best practice.

    020 3102 7191

  • Becca Saunders

    Events and Fundraising Manager

    Becca joined the team at the beginning of September 2016.  She has a broad range of experience in events and project management and has previously worked at charities both large and small, most recently The Prince’s Trust. Becca is looking forward to developing the LandAid events portfolio and motivating our partners in the property industry to raise funds to help end youth homelessness. 

    020 3102 7194

  • Elise Austin

    Grants and Projects Officer

    Elise has been working at LandAid since September 2013 supporting LandAid’s charitable grant giving and the charities awarded grants and pro-bono assistance. Elise has a background working in charities in project management and coordination including the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, the Small Charities Coalition in London and most recently The National Autistic Society.

    020 3102 7192

  • Robyn Phillips

    Corporate Partnership Manager

    Robyn joined LandAid in September 2013 working in the events team. She has since developed the LandAid Ambassador Programme and is currently leading on developing LandAid’s presence in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West. Prior to joining LandAid, Robyn volunteered with various organisations including NSPCC ChildLine, Edward’s Trust Birmingham and the British Council in Mexico.

    020 3102 7196

  • Sally Robinson

    Communications Manager

    Prior to joining LandAid in August 2013, Sally worked at the NGO Football Action where she managed sport for development programmes in Honduras and Ethiopia. Sally manages LandAid's brand, marketing and PR across a broad range of platforms. In 2014 she became a trustee of Football Action.

    020 3102 7190 

  • James de Souza

    James de Souza

    Communications and Marketing Assistant

    James joined LandAid in June 2016 to help raise the profile of youth homelessness and the young people we work with. He has a background in teaching and has worked for different education charities such as Young Enterprise and 21 Trust, as well as the website Simple Politics. 

    020 3102 7190

  • Sarah Fairweather

    Sarah Fairweather

    Events and Fundraising Assistant

    Sarah joined the LandAid team in July 2016. She mainly works with the Events team but also offers support to the corporate partnership programme. Prior to her role at LandAid Sarah was working at the Institute of Fundraising, working across both the Events and Academy team. She also previously worked with Groupon’s grassroots program, helping to raise funds for a number of campaigns.

    020 3102 7197