Leadership Team

Our people come from both the charity and agency side of fundraising, bringing an unrivaled breadth and depth of knowledge.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Managing Director

Ben has over a decade’s experience in charity telephone fundraising.

In addition to heading operational, creative, supporter experience and client services teams, he has served as Joint Managing Director to one of the country’s largest telephone fundraising agencies and has had a hand in campaigns winning National Fundraising and Direct Marketing Association awards in a variety of roles.

Jonathan Hazzlewood

Jonathan Hazzlewood

Founder / Client Services Director

Jonathan founded Return Fundraising over 6 years ago, and has since helped some of the best-known UK charities super-charge their TM programmes.

He has been in the charity industry for over a decade, working in Individual Giving teams including Marie Curie, King’s College Hospital and Barnardo’s.

Sebil Ozyildirim

Sebil Ozyildirim

Senior Client Manager

Seb is an experienced client manager, supporting clients to deliver exceptional fundraising projects. Her expertise lie in understanding the client’s objectives and how best to achieve them with minimal disruption.

She has over 7 years of fundraising experience and a broad background in business development and initially joined Return Fundraising as a telephone fundraiser whilst completing her masters.

Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Data Manager

Adam has many years of telephone experience and has been with the company since 2015.

As head of the data data team, he now focuses on exports, reports and segmenting data so that our clients get the best fundraising outcomes for their budgets.