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 & Supporter Engagement

Emily Howie


Head of Strategic Philanthropy 

Margaret Clift

Alumni & Supporter Engagement Team - led by Emily Howie

Head of Alumni & Supporter Engagement 

Emily Howie


Supporter Engagement Manager 

Michaella Mitchell


Supporter Engagement Officer

Danielle McLaughlin


Supporter Engagement Assistant 

Kara Koubayssi


Administrative Assistant (Supporter Engagement)

Ruth MacLachlan


Alumni Manager

Kate Carlin 


Alumni Officer – Groups and Networks 

Rosie Simm


Alumni Officer – Groups and Networks 

Danica Davies


Alumni Officer - Colleges 

Angharad Jones


Senior Alumni Assistant 

Alice Fuller


Alumni Assistant

Laura Palmer 


Digital Content Officer

Edith Ault


Alumni Manager (Adam Smith Business School) 

Matthew Inglesant


International Alumni Officer (Adam Smith Business School) 

Simin Wu


Alumni Officer (Adam Smith Business School)

Sophie Hanlon


Alumni Assistant (Adam Smith Business School) 

Alice Davidson


Alumni Assistant (Mandarin Language) (Adam Smith Business School) 

Yixuan Chen


Events Manager 

Amy-Beth Jordan 


Senior Events Coordinator

Robert Davies


Senior Events Coordinator

John Neil-Rice 


Events Coordinator

Katie Mackenzie 


Events Coordinator

Kerry Christison 


Events Coordinator 

Alexandra Irvine 


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 

Helen Campbell 


Planning Assistant/PA 

Hazel Quinn 


Insight and Reporting Analyst

James Coleman


Research Manager 

Morna Black 


Research Officer 

Isabel McNeil Watson


Research Assistant 

Souchun Chien


Systems & Database Manager

Euan Kennedy


Systems & Database Support Team Leader

Rob Bishop


Systems & Database Support Officer

Maeve Convery 


Systems & Database Support Assistant 

Patrick Crane

Philanthropy Team - led by Margaret Clift

Head of Strategic Philanthropy

Margaret Clift


Strategic Philanthropy Manager (UK & Europe) 

Jessica Constable


Philanthropy Officer

Cindy Cosgrove


Philanthropy Officer

Rowan Wishart


Philanthropy Officer

Elaine Keil


Philanthropy Co-ordinator

Susanne Hill


Philanthropy Assistant

Grace Laird


Global Philanthropy Manager

Natasha Clarke


Global Philanthropy Officer

Liam Kelly 


Global Philanthropy Assistant

Pernille Andersen 


Strategic Philanthropy Manager (Legacies & Trusts) 

Fiona Orr


Philanthropy Officer (Trusts)

Margaux Achard-Brown


Philanthropy Officer (Trusts)

Claire Duncan


Legacy Gift Manager 

Barrie Bryson    


Legacy Philanthropy Officer 

Laura Morton


Legacies Assistant 

Elizabeth Millar


Trusts & Foundations Manager

Naomi Stewart


Stewardship Manager 

Aislinn McVeigh  


Stewardship Officer  

Suzi Costigan 


Supporter Care Assistant (Stewardship)

Ross Ovens 


Stewardship Assistant

Gregor McGinnis 


Donor Relations Officer  

Garry McLaughlin 


Celebration Copywriter 

Sophie Lambert