Meet Emma Haines..

Emma grew up in Bath but moved away after graduating from university. She moved back to Bath with her family in early 2018 and from the start was keen to make her mark on the city that she adores.

Emma brings with her over 15 years’ experience in leading Fundraising and Marketing teams within the charity sector, previously at Rainbow Children’s Trust and now at the University of Bath, in her current role as Deputy Director and Head of Major Gifts.

Emma has also previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry in both sales and healthcare innovation and has advised numerous FTSE 100 companies on their corporate social responsibilities. Emma also holds a Full (MInstF) Membership of the Institute of Fundraising.

In her spare time, Emma is a committed mum to her 10-year-old sporty son and step children and can often be found pacing the sidelines of the pitch at Bath Rugby Mini’s training, early on a Sunday morning.

Why did Emma want to become a Trustee of Bath Rugby Foundation?

Emma proactively searched for a Trustee role when she moved back to Bath in 2018, she saw the Fundraising Trustee role advertised and knew it was the perfect opportunity to give back after being given so many wonderful opportunities by her parents who sacrificed a lot for her and her siblings to be able to thrive. This is a driving factor for Emma as to why she is so keen to support the demographic that Bath Rugby Foundation targets and works with.

How does Emma hope to add the most value possible to the Foundation as a Trustee?

Emma hopes to most add value to Bath Rugby Foundation by supporting the charity to continue to do its ‘amazing job’ in the community, but to also help it to achieve sustainable growth, allowing BRF to help even more children across a wider area. She also heads up the charity’s Fundraising Committee which feeds expertise into the main Board.

Emma’s hopes and aspirations for the future of Bath Rugby Foundation…

Emma wants Bath Rugby Foundation to become the go-to organisation for any school, agency or organisation who encounters a child or young person that could do with an extra helping hand to gain access to equal opportunities in life. Emma hopes that the Foundation can demonstrate to the community, in a clear and vision-led way the incredible impact that it continues to make since it was launched in November, 2003. Emma hopes that Bath Rugby Foundation can become the Premiership Rugby foundation that all other rugby foundations aspire to be like.