We are a multi-disciplinary team of technology, editorial and marketing professionals. We share a passionate belief in making a difference and have the skills and resources to achieve this.

Meet our team

Richard Airey

Platform Developer

“I build solutions to help charities reach their strategic objectives through innovative
digital campaigns.”

Mark Drummond

Infrastructure Developer

“My extensive experience as a developer allows me to build platforms that are able to scale as campaigns take off.”

Alex Fearon

Digital Strategist

“My knowledge helps me to create innovative ways to communicate complex appeals across digital media platforms.”

Max Holford

Design Lead

"I love creating engaging visual donation journeys that make design and tech feel like an everyday experience."

Samantha Lade

Editorial & Researcher

“My written skills allow me to turn a charity's cause into an engaging story which supporters are able to relate to.”

Samantha Morris

Head of Partnerships

“My experience helps
me to understand the intricacies of a fundraiser’s needs in
the digital age.”

Chris Newell

Founder and CEO

“My leadership helps to deliver compelling donation opportunities with an innovative user experience.”

Paul Paterson

Founder and COO

“I help charities improve their donation experience with my extensive FinTech and scale-up experience.”

Callum Patterson

Editorial & Researcher

“I write high-quality material that helps charities to provide a holistic donation experience.”

David Wilson

Non-Exec Director

“I help to deliver the long-term strategy and board governance to ensure that we are a stable organisation.”

Ken Waitt

Chief Financial Officer

“My MBA in Finance ensures stable financial planning to help us meet the needs of our charity partners.”


Spirit Animal

"I'm the latest addition to the team – as the office puppy, I help to boost morale and give cuddles when they're needed!"

Our journey so far...

Since September 2016, donr has continuously evolved on our quest to help charities bring in donations faster and easier than ever before, through the utilisation of our cutting-edge mobile billing technology.

The board

Chris Newell

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of donr, Chris has successfully pioneered many new initiatives within mobile billing over the past 10 years. His strong technical skillset gives a deep understanding of how complex regulated payment opportunities can be delivered technically within an exciting user experience.

Paul Paterson

Chief Operating Officer

Paul is our Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder. During his 10 years working in FinTech, he’s helped organisations of all sizes improve their customer payment experience. With a background in product building, Paul's worked in areas such as design, deployment and data protection. He now helps our charity partners discover new donation streams.

Ken Waitt

Chief Financial Officer

As our Chief Financial Officer, Ken's role consists of helping us to meet the needs of our charity partners. He has spent the last ten years working in the mobile sector, where he has been involved in financial control systems for mobile payments across the globe. Ken is also a graduate of the renowned Porsche UK management training scheme.

David Wilson

Non-Exec Director

David Wilson is our Non-Executive Director. His role includes helping to guide and deliver our long-term strategy, to ensure stability of the organisation. Outside of his role here at donr, David has overseen the Digital Switchover for care homes for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as the Implementation Programme Manager.

Activism. Quality. Inspiration.

We want to help others make a change in the world using the technology that we create. We build our technology to handle the challenges you face. We want to inspire your fundraising efforts.