New Head of Fund Raising and Development for Peterborough Cathedral

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Peterborough Cathedral are delighted to announce the appointment of Dawn Caplin to the new role of Head of Fundraising and Development.

In this role Dawn will develop the Cathedral’s fundraising strategy, working with benefactors, corporate partners, grant making trusts and others to support our work. She joins the organisation at an important time as the Cathedral looks beyond its 900th anniversary to an exciting and sustainable future. She will help us in seeking to show God’s love for all people, preserving our wonderful heritage of buildings and architecture, and to contributing to the common good of the region and the city.

Dawn has a distinguished track record of fund raising and management experience in the charitable sector. Most recently she has worked for the CIPS Global Foundation, a charity that supports disadvantaged students worldwide with bursaries and scholarships. Previously she worked with the Australian charity, Breakaway, securing funds to provide respite for adults with disabilities and children with high medical needs. She has also worked in fund raising at Kidney Research UK in Peterborough and for the British Red Cross in their charity retail sector.

Peter Lawson, Chair of the Cathedral Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dawn to the team. I have no doubt that her knowledge and skill will be a great asset to the Trust as it draws the Peterborough 900 Campaign to a close and takes up the challenge of a new phase of its work.”

Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough said: “Dawn will bring experience, energy and creativity to the work of the Development Trust. We look forward to working with her and the Trust as we continue to develop the Cathedral as a place of celebration, hospitality and service.”

Dawn Caplin added: “I am delighted and proud to be joining the team at such a pivotal time, Peterborough Cathedral is at the heart of the city and steeped in history, it’s important to preserve this amazing building now and for generations to come.”

Ms Caplin will take up her appointment in early July 2018 and may be contacted via or on 01733 685480.