Development & Alumni Team

The Development & Alumni Team raises funds for a range of vital University projects and enhances the University's relationships with its alumni and friends worldwide.

Executive Team - led by Fran Shepherd

Director of Development & Alumni

Fran Shepherd


Head of Planning & Development Operations

Amanda McKeown


Head of Alumni Engagement

Emily Howie


Head of Strategic Philanthropy 

Margaret Clift

Alumni & Supporter Engagement Team - led by Emily Howie

Head of Alumni & Supporter Engagement 

Emily Howie


Alumni & Supporter Engagement Manager 

Michaella Mitchell


Supporter Engagement Officer

Danielle McLaughlin


Senior Supporter Engagement Assistant

Suzi Costigan


Supporter Engagement Assistant 

Ross Ovens


Alumni Officer – Groups and Networks 

Rosie Simm


Senior Alumni Assistant 

Katie Rice


Alumni Assistant

Hannah Wilkinson


Alumni Manager (Adam Smith Business School) 

Xiang Li 


International Alumni Officer (Adam Smith Business School) 

Matthew Inglesant


Alumni Officer (Adam Smith Business School)

Katie Forsyth 


Alumni Assistant (Adam Smith Business School) 

Tracy Jenkinson


Alumni Assistant (Adam Smith Business School) 

Simin Wu 


Events Manager 

Amy Beth Jordan 


Senior Events Coordinator

Nicola Smock


Events Coordinators

Robert Davies 


John Neil Rice


Events Assistant

Jenny Knotts

Planning & Development Operations - led by Amanda McKeown

Head of Planning & Development Operations 

Amanda McKeown


Gift and Funding Manager 

Ann Logan 


Senior Gift Management Officer 

Patricia Wood


Gift Management Officer 

Kevin Kininmonth 


Projects, Policy & Planning Manager 

Oana Baboolal


Planning Assistant/PA 

Hazel Quinn 


Insight and Reporting Analyst

James Coleman


Research Manager 

Morna Black 


Research Officer 

Isabel McNeil Watson


Systems and Database Manager

Euan Kennedy


Systems & Database Support Team Leader

Rob Bishop


Systems & Database Support Officer

Maeve Convery 

Philanthropy Team - led by Margaret Clift

Head of Strategic Philanthropy

Margaret Clift


Philanthropy Manager (Major Gifts) 

Kirsty Craig


Philanthropy Officer 

Richard McConnell  


Philanthropy Officer

Liam Kelly 


Philanthropy Officer (Major Gifts)

Clare McTaggart


Global Philanthropy Manager

Catherine Mulgrew 


Global Philanthropy Officer

Jessica Constable 


Global Philanthropy Assistant

Rowan Wishart 


Philanthropy Manager (Legacies & Trusts) 

Fiona Orr


Philanthropy Officer (Trusts)

Margaux Achard-Brown


Legacy Gift Manager 

Barrie Bryson    


Legacy Philanthropy Officer 

Laura Morton


Legacies Assistant 

Tarnjit Jassal 


Philanthropy Coordinator 

Susanne Hill  


Stewardship Manager 



Scholarships Stewardship Officer  

Hilda de Groot 


Stewardship Assistant

Ella MacColl