Our People

We believe in building strong, knowledgeable and experienced teams to provide our clients with a reliable and trustworthy service.

Our hand-picked team are the reason for our success with each member bringing a different range of skills, practical experience and knowledge.

What binds us together is a passion for using technology in the best possible way, but more importantly every member of the team is friendly, professional, approachable and will not bamboozle you with techno speak.

Our Consultants

Martin Thompson, Director

Martin Thompson

Martin has more than 25 years’ experience of working in the NFP sector, his skills include strategic planning, business analysis, project analysis, project management, customer support, Agile software development and product management. Martin typically leads our ASI iMIS related projects as well as providing Interim IT Management support for a number of our clients.

Andy Hopkins, Director

Andy Hopkins

Andy has been implementing and enhancing the use of IT systems in NFP organisations since 1994. He has worked with large and small charities and gained extensive insight into their operation. Andy has a pragmatic approach to problem solving and the ability to identify the critical path through a number of competing priorities, therefore allowing him to build successful programmes for IT system improvement.

Stuart Bailey, Director

Stuart Bailey

Stuart was Head of IT for a major UK charity for over 10 years and has extensive experience of all areas of operation from Finance & Administration to Marketing & Fundraising. Stuart typically leads our projects that require a technical or development project lead and has a strong track record of realising the full potential of our clients investment in technology.

Andy Hepburn, Senior Consultant

Andy Hepburn

Andy has worked for a number of NFP organisations since 2002 and joined MAST in 2011 bringing with him a wealth of operational and change management experience, as well as a detailed knowledge of the Advanced CARE and Integra NG CRM System.

Andy typically leads on our more technical or challenging implementation or improvement projects.

Keith Robertson, Senior Consultant

Keith Robertson

Keith has worked in the NFP sector since 2000, having managed system and projects for the Navy he found his skills readily transferred into this sector.

Keith is committed to seeing business benefits realised through technology; his key skills include, design, implementation, project management and web development.

Keith has MCSE and Prince Certifications and is an ASI Certified iMIS Professional and typically leads on our projects involving ASI and the iMIS Engagement Management System.

John Fairfoul, Senior Consultant

John Fairfoul

John has been working with the Integra 3.4 CRM System since 2004, holding a number of management position for high profile NFP organisations. He has an MCTS in SQL Server Database Development and a track record in improving workflow through business process modelling, reporting and customisation.

John typically leads on our Integra 3.4 and NG projects especially if a programme of improvement is required over a number of months.

Sophie Pires, Consultant

Sophie Pires

Having successfully completed a degree in Biochemistry and Genetics and working as a chemist, Sophie’s analytical skills secured her a Business Intelligence Developer role in a major waste management company. Having worked on a number of data warehouse projects Sophie has detailed knowledge of ETL and data synchronisation processes and along with several years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, Reporting and Integration Services.

Kylie Ding, Consultant  

Kylie Ding

Working with databases since 1993, Kylie has been putting her database expertise to work with Microsoft SQL Server for over 20 years in projects such as bespoke ETL data extracts and data migration. Previously, she has helped organisations develop their databases within various servicing industries, including mining, agriculture, transport and logistics, academia and the financial sector.

Stephen Oliver, Consultant  

Stephen Oliver

Having worked with Advanced NFP since 1998, Stephen has in-depth experience providing technical support, managing and implementing NG client systems, including multi-server installations using Terminal Services and Citrix, and using ETL products and Data Import. Prior to joining Advanced NFP, he worked as a civil servant installing and supporting Database systems such as SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and Ingres.

Our Associates

Complementing our own project team we have a number of trusted specialist associates we call on to undertake specific tasks within a project or work together to implement a join project.


In2itive Learning


At In2itive Learning we’ve long been convinced that investing in those around us recognises the intrinsic value of those people, building them in confidence, competence and enthusiasm.

Business colleagues who are growing in capability, commitment and commercial knowledge provide a tangible business benefit as part of a team better equipped to deliver your business objectives and success.

Fundraising Strategy



“Through Insight, Innovation and Impact monitoring we will ensure your decisions are based on evidence not hunches”

Insight should be accessible and useful for all. We provide research and practical tools to uncover insights into your audiences and turn that into tailored fundraising products that deliver.

Software Development

Pangaia Systems


Pangaia Systems is the name under which Joe Aeberhard trades as a freelance Analyst Programmer. With a wealth of commercial experience designing and developing quality software, Joe has been involved in a large number of projects, usually involving web-based systems.

Business Consultancy

Foyleview Business Consultancy


After 17 years working for one of the largest CRM software suppliers in the NFP sector, I am now offering my experience and skills as an independent CRM consultant.

Independent Consultants

We also partner and work with a number of independent NFP consultants with extensive experience in the the NFP sector. We always seek to work with the best people in the sector and are always looking to forge new relationships.