Development and Alumni Office Staff
Ms Cathy Bell
Cathy manages the various elements that comprise the Development & Alumni Office. Broadly, this combines the Office's twin objectives of fund-raising from the external environment and continuing to develop a programme to promote good relations with the University's alumni. She has worked in the University's development function since 1987.
Ms Amanda McKeown
Amanda joined the Development & Alumni Office in 1998 and was appointed Deputy Director of Development in 2003. Her first project at the University was managing the campaign for a new Medical School Building. She now works with the Development Team on all of the University's priority campaigns and supports the Director on various development activities.
Ms Amber Higgins
Alumni Manager (job-share, p/t)
Amber is responsible for the University's global network of graduates. In this role she manages the alumni relations function of the office, including alumni services and alumni events.
Mrs Emily Howie
Emily is responsible for the University's global network of graduates. In this role she manages the alumni relations function of the office, including alumni services, alumni fundraising and events. She also manages the database team responsible for ensuring accurate and consistent contact information.
Mrs Sarah Armour
Alumni Volunteers Co-ordinator
Sarah is based within the Careers Service and works closely with the Development & Alumni Office and the Recruitment & International Office. She is responsible for developing opportunities for the alumni community to support student employability and recruitment.
Mrs Barrie Bryson (p/t)
Alumni Development Officer
Barrie supports alumni fundraising, in particular co-ordinating the University's bequest programme and the Chancellor's Fund as well as working closely with the wider Alumni Team.
Miss Jessica Constable
Jessica, who has worked with the DAO since 2006, is responsible for encouraging and maintaining good relations between alumni and the University, with a particular focus on recent graduates and those contacted through our telephone campaigns. Through various projects Jessica works to ensure that alumni remain engaged with their Alma Mater and are encouraged to support the University.
Ms Xiang Li
Alumni Relations Officer (Adam Smith Business School)
Xiang works with Adam Smith Business School to develop alumni relations and acts as the first point of contact for business school alumni.
Mrs Emma Sloan
International Development Officer
Emma works closely with Fiona Rattray and Emily Howie to help deliver the Development & Alumni Office’s international fundraising and alumni objectives. In particular, she is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with the University’s donors and prospective donors form the United States and Canada.
Mr Ben Wilson
Alumni Development Officer
Ben joined the Development and Alumni Office in December 2012, and is responsible for the strategic growth and development of the annual giving programme, through the planning and managing of a year-round programme of fundraising campaigns. Ben also works closely with other DAO members to develop a regular programme of alumni engagement through communications and events.
Mr James Coleman
James is responsible for overseeing the alumni and donor database and for all aspects of data management including the university's online Benefactor Wall, as well as ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of GUWorld. James is also project managing the expansion of access to the database as a single source of contact management information.
Mr Kevin Beck
Kevin started in the office in September 2012. He will work closely with James and Pete and will be responsible for assisting with the roll-out of Raiser's Edge across the University Offices and Colleges. Additionally, Kevin will develop existing recording procedures, support the Hunterian with the adoption of the new Raiser's Edge Membership module and work on our GUWorld web pages.
Mr Pete Speak
Database Officer (Alumni Programmes)
Pete has worked in the Development & Alumni Office since 2007 and is responsible for the IT provision relating to alumni volunteering. Working alongside the Alumni Volunteers Co-ordinator, Pete is the point of contact for the Alumni Profiles/'Ask Our Alumni' initiative and is currently collaborating with IT Services to develop this initiative further, supporting GCAN objectives.
Ms Bicola Barratt-Crane
Bicola joined the Development & Alumni Office in 2007 and was appointed Development Officer for the College of Arts, College of Social Sciences and the Hunterian in 2012. Her role is to implement and support college alumni engagement initiatives and fundraising in collaboration with the DAO and the colleges. She also supports the Hunterian in their development and fundraising objectives.
Mrs Kirsty Craig (p/t)
Medical Development Manager
Kirsty manages medical fundraising within the office and most recently has been working on the Beatson Pebble Appeal which funded the construction of the Beatson Translational Research Centre. Kirsty also works closely with the Donor Relations Manager in developing relationships with the University's donors and prospective donors.
Mrs Sarah Hunter (p/t)
Development & Alumni Officer, School of Veterinary Medicine
Sarah works with the School of Veterinary Medicine to take forward their fundraising priorities and acts as first point of contact for Vet alumni including support for the organisation of reunion events.
Mr Richard McConnell
College Development Officer
Richard joined the Development & Alumni Office in 2012, and was appointed Development Officer for the College of MVLS, and College of Science & Engineering. Richard is tasked with implementing and supporting the Colleges in their effort to build and maintain strong Alumni relations, and works in collaboration with the DAO in the planning of fundraising initiatives.
Development Officer - Cancer
Catherine is responsible for developing the Cancer Sciences fundraising strategy including the Beatson Pebble Appeal, the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre and the Brain Tumour Research Fund.
Mrs Laura Morton
Medical Development Officer
Laura joined the Development & Alumni Office in May 2007 as Medical Development Officer. She has responsibility for managing the donations to the Medical Fund and works with the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences in allocating these funds to the priority projects.
Ms Fiona Rattray
Donor Relations Officer
Fiona joined the Development & Alumni Office in 2012. She is responsible for the department's strategy to build and strengthen relationships with the University's donors and prospective donors. She works closely with the Director, Deputy Director, research team and development officers to help deliver the Development & Alumni Office's fundraising objectives.
Ms Kate Richardson
Scholarships Development Officer
Kate joined the Development Office in 2013 and is responsible for maintaining close relationships with donors who support scholarships at the University, as well as developing new relationships. She works very closely with the all the Development Officers to support scholarships across all four Colleges.
Ms Siobhan Crampsey
International Events Manager
Siobhan joined the DAO in July 2012. She is responsible for developing and implementing the University's programme of international events. Siobhan works closely with DAO, RIO, Corporate Communications and other University colleagues, delivering activity which will enhance the profile and reputation of the University and build its educational, business and alumni networks abroad.
Mrs Clare Kidd
Events Manager (Job share)
Clare is Events Manager for the Development & Alumni Office. She is responsible for the planning, organisation and management of events.
Ms Siobhan McDade
Events Manager (Job share - Wednesdays)
Siobhan is Events Manager for the Development & Alumni Office. She is responsible for the planning, organisation and management of events.
The Events Administrator administers events for the Development & Alumni Office, working closely with Clare Kidd and Fiona Donnelly.
Ms Fiona Donnelly (p/t)
Fiona is Events Co-ordinator for the Development & Alumni Office. She works closely with Clare Kidd, Siobhan McDade and the Events Administrator on the planning, organisation and management of events.
Miss Angharad Jones
Angharad is the Events Intern for the Development & Alumni Office working closely with Clare Kidd, Siobhan McDade, Fiona Donnelly and the Events Administrator.
Ms Morna Black
Morna has worked in development research since 1999. She has special research responsibility for medical projects, scholarships, alumni and prospect development in general and provides research on a wide range of issues including potential sources of funding (e.g. charitable trusts, companies and individuals) for the rest of the Development & Alumni Office's portfolio of projects. In addition, she provides assistance to the Database Manager on Raiser's Edge issues.
Val Hamilton (p/t)
Val supports Morna Black in carrying out research on potential funding sources for the Development & Alumni Office's portfolio of projects. In particular, she provides research support for the Vet School Campaign.
Finance & Administration
Mrs Ann Logan
Resource & Support Manager
Ann joined the Development & Alumni Office in 2000 and is responsible for the administration and finance functions with the department.
Mrs Susanne Hill (p/t)
Susanne is Secretary to Sir Michael Bond, Clerk of the Chancellor’s Fund Advisory Board and provides assistance to the General Council Clerk. She also provides administrative support for the events function and organises fundraising events.
Miss Patricia Wood
Patricia joined the Development & Alumni Office in Sept 2011. She is responsible for the Gift Aid tax submission to HMRC, maintaining departmental financial procedures, as well as developing and producing financial reports, queries & presentations to the Project Officer & Event teams. She is also responsible for analysing, reconciling and allocating philanthropic & event fee income.