Lila Dowie is responsible for ensuring the quality and diversity of Demelza’s corporate and trust funding relationships. This involves managing all areas of employee engagement, corporate (often bespoke) events, project sponsorships and ongoing and pro-bono corporate volunteering. Lila has over 20 years’ experience of managing corporate and commercial partnerships. Successes include managing a multi-year partnership with retailer Wilkinson which engaged 23,000 employees, secured activity from all 250+ stores and generated £1.6m. Four years at Help a London Child (now part of Global’s Make Some Noise) saw her managing strategic partnerships including Marriott Hotels, Fitness First, ITV and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. Prior to joining the non-profit world, Lila worked for over five years as a producer for Xfm, BBC6Music and Radio 2 working with the likes of Vodafone, Colgate and Sky, producing content, live events, contra-deals and campaigns with, among others, Adam & Joe, Lauren Laverne and Steve Wright. Lila is a ‘better than nothing’ runner, partial to a swear word and on the committee of her local WI.