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Marcelle Speller

School of Management Advisory Board Member

Social Entrepreneur


Marcelle has over ten years’ experience at leading advertising agencies in London and Amsterdam. She co-founded, Europe’s leading website for advertising private holiday homes.

When was sold, Marcelle attended a workshop at the Institute for Philanthropy. This inspired her to found Localgiving. To date, the online platform has raised over £25 million for local charities and trained over 2,000 charities in digital skills.

She has also been:

  • awarded an OBE for her services to the voluntary sector
  • awarded a Beacon Fellowship for Pioneering Philanthropy
  • named Philanthropist of the Year at Spear’s Wealth Management Awards
  • a Trustee of New Philanthropy Capital

Marcelle also holds an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the University of East Anglia.


  • BSc Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia