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John Smythe

Fundraising Officer


John joined Global Canopy in 2019 as the Fundraising Officer, to support the Director of Development in building Global Canopy's development function. John is responsible for helping to ensure Global Canopy are tracking and responding to external funding opportunities, creating new opportunities with partners and funders, and building on our strong relationships with existing Global Canopy donors and partners.


John was most recently employed by Oxfam Great Britain, where he worked in the business development team as an analyst within the Programme Funding & Partnerships function of the International Programmes Division. During his time with Oxfam GB, John was also seconded to the Tajikistan country office, working as the country funding coordinator, where he managed both applications and reporting with donors including the Asian Development Bank, the Swiss Development Cooperation and the European Union. He holds a First Class BA in Business Management and Psychology and thinks a nice glass of red wine is one of life's great pleasures!

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