"Bateleur Partners was central to guiding and implementing a new strategy and operating plan for Khula. Kate and Stephen brought with them an intellectually driven yet practical framework, a clear understanding of the environment in which we operate and real directional advice.
In a short time, all the stakeholders involved agreed a new and ambitious vision along with the path to implementation. Bateleur Partners then stayed with us, recruiting our new CEO from their own superb network, and advising on a revised management structure for the organisation.
Positive change is already visible after only one year, and the successes in the field and in fundraising are profound."
Robin Woodhead, Chairman, KHULA, and Chairman, Sotheby's International
"That was a massively good [board strategy] session and people really enjoyed it and felt it was very useful. Extremely well managed and in particular I am very happy we came to those conclusions.
Stuart Roden, Chair, Unlocking Potential
I really enjoyed the session and found it incredibly useful – thank you for facilitating it all so well and for keeping us on track!
Tom Bible, Trustee, Unlocking Potential
"As an early stage, social purpose charity operating in South Africa, we are incredibly indebted to Bateleur Partners for the support, advice and direction they have given, and continue to give us.
This has encompassed strategy, fundraising advice, M & E and governance - all difficult areas to navigate if you haven’t the necessary experience but want to make the maximum impact.
As a result our mistakes have been few, our professionalism evident, and our critical impact much more effective than it could ever have been. We feel we have a trusted, highly impressive team behind us, who focus on action and the essential and who really believe in what we are doing."
Amanda Slowe, Trustee, Tore's Foudation
"Stephen led efforts to create a very strong fundraising and communications team in the Riders for Health UK office that not just went on the raise historic levels of funding, but made an enviable record in external communication and advocacy. During his tenure, he built and led teams with enthusiasm, collaborated very effectively with the operations and produced some amazing results."
Vinay Nagaraju, ex-COO Riders for Health, currently Research Fellow, Democratic Governance Programme, Harvard University
"Kate was one of the most effective project managers I worked with at the World Bank, combining a deep understanding of the client with a rigorous focus on operational effectiveness and sustainability, building on truly effective M&E."
Peter Nicholas, ex-Operations Manager, World Bank, currently Director, Social Finance
"Kate's wise counsel, clear thinking and thought provoking discourse were instrumental in bringing forward new ideas to extend and enhance my chosen career. In addition, she introduced members of her network to further stimulate my thinking, and support actionable outcomes in my career transition."