Kyle Patterson

Head of Compliance

My name is Kyle. I started working in the fundraising industry in 2010, knocking on doors. Face-to-face fundraising gave me so many transferable skills that I took into future roles; it’s really amazing the amount of skills having real human interactions gives you and the opportunities it opens up. I left fundraising to work in a call centre, but I realised that I wanted to get back into the industry and joined SMILE in 2019. I am now Head of Compliance at SMILE, and I make sure our fundraisers and partners are completely compliant and that we deliver the highest standards to our charity partners.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two children and making sure we are building lasting memories. I have a passion for film and football—TOON TOON BLACK AND WHITE ARMY!

Favourite Quote

“While there is life, there is hope”

Favourite Charity

Macmillan, because of the support they gave my mother when she was going through Breast cancer.