Prior to joining the Big Lottery Fund Dawn was Chief Executive at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and previously Deputy Director of the British Museum, Project Director of Tate Modern, a Principal Consultant at KPMG and Theatre Manager of the Half Moon Theatre. Dawn has an MBA from the London Business School and an honorary doctorate from London Metropolitan University. Dawn is a Trustee of the London Marathon Charitable Trust and a member of the governments Inclusive Economy Board, and the Advisory Council of the Institute of Policy Research at the University of Bath. She was a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces from 2007 – 2016, the Woodland Trust from 2001 – 2008 and was a Director of Big Society Capital during its start-up phase. In her spare time Dawn is a Gooner, occasionally practises yoga and goes to the theatre.