Liz Dean-Stevens
Head, Fundraising and Development Practice

BA (Hons), Middlesex University

After completing a degree in Art History and a year long solo trip travelling around Africa, Liz has had the privilege of working within the non profit sector for nearly 20 years. In that time Liz has amassed considerable experience, knowledge and contacts within the higher education, charity and funding sectors.  Liz has held a number of successful Director level positions primarily in philanthropy, fundraising, income generation and sustainability but also working across wider relevant issues – both the good and the challenging. Liz is well versed in the issues and intricacies of what makes a successful team that delivers impact.

Alongside her senior roles at Heriot-Watt University, the NSPCC and Inspiring Scotland, Liz has and continues to be active within the Institute of Directors and Entrepreneurial Scotland. Liz now brings her expertise to Dixon Walter to help develop the newly established fundraising and development arm and to play a key role in building the capacity of sector by finding the best talent.

In addition to this role, Liz also holds a small portfolio of business interests including her other passion, furniture restoration.  Liz is a keen skier and is a member of the Edinburgh Ski Club and enjoys being busy and active. And at other times can be found around Edinburgh with her equally enthusiastic Australian Labradoodle.