Skip to content


Rossella Traverso, Associate

Rossella Traverso

Rossella has four years experience of working in research and evaluation. She holds particularly strong qualitative research and project management skills. Her areas of specialism include cultural fundraising, philanthropy and organisational resilience. Rossella also holds experience in evaluating cross-sectoral cultural projects, particularly within arts, health and wellbeing.

For BOP, she is currently delivering the evaluation of the Arts Council England’s Catalyst programme, a seven-years £70m policy intervention designed to help arts organisations across England to develop fundraising capacity and skills.

Rossella is also currently engaged as an Associate of Achates Philanthropy. Her previous professional experience covers work at BOP, where her clients included the British Council, the European Commission, Battersea Power Station, Nesta, the Edinburgh Festivals, The Reading Agency, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the World Cities Culture Forum. Prior to this, Rossella worked for UNICEF UK, where she helped design monitoring and evaluation strategies for UNICEF’s corporate partners. Rossella holds an MA in International Cultural Policy and Management from the University of Warwick and a First Class Honours degree in Management from Cass Business School. Rossella is a judge on the panel of Achates Arts Philanthropy Award, a national award celebrating first-time philanthropy in the arts.