Head of Resource Mobilisation
Rosalind O’Mahony has 20 years’ experience working in international development, building partnerships with grassroot organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Specialising in leading cross-sector collaborations between international NGOs and the private sector, Rosalind has held senior roles within fundraising and venture philanthropy strategy, programme design and partnership implementation.
As Head of Resource Mobilisation, Rosalind leads MedAccess’ fundraising, partnerships and donor engagement strategies. She brings new partners on board and brokers cross-sector relationships that secure impact by leveraging MedAccess’ unique position, expertise and innovative finance tools to speed up access to lifesaving health products.
Prior to joining MedAccess, Rosalind was Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Policy and Research at the Prince’s Trust International, where she led the strategic growth and development of these departments, tripling the organisation’s income in her first year.
With a career that started in the early days of strategic philanthropy in the charity sector, Rosalind has designed and introduced transformational approaches to bring in new and diversified income streams for international development charities. Rosalind started her career working in India, Pakistan and South Africa with grassroots not-for-profits focused on community-led poverty-reduction programmes. She later moved to Care International UK, where she developed acquisition and online campaigns to drive donor fundraising and leading the development of fundraising communications.
Moving to Christian Aid, she further honed her fundraising expertise, developing best practice in venture philanthropy and fundraising strategies, marketing and communications and managing portfolios of major donors, trusts, and corporates, ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices. Rosalind also led the development of a £25 million Disruptive Innovation Fund for international partners to pilot innovative projects with the potential for scale, working on inclusive market development programs with organisations in Bolivia, Burundi, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.
Rosalind holds a BA in International Development from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a Diploma in the Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She has served as a Board Trustee for a number of charities including Street Action and Surfers Not Street Children.