I’m Development Director at the Education Endowment Foundation, a major grant-making charity founded in 2011 that will invest more than £200m over 15 years in projects aiming to break the link between children’s attainment and family background. Prior to that, I worked on major campaigns for the University of Oxford for 13 years. During that time, as associate and then acting director of development, I helped lead an 85-strong development office as the University passed the £1bn milestone in its ‘Oxford Thinking’ Campaign.
You can view the collection of my writings on fundraising by clicking here.
Here’s my fundraising career to date:
- 2012 – present: Development Director, Education Endowment Foundation;
- 2010-12: Associate Director of Development, University of Oxford;
- (Jun-Sept 2011 – Acting Director of Development, University of Oxford);
- 2008-10: Director of Development, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford;
- 2002-08: Director of Strategy & Development, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford;
- 1999-2001: Development Officer, Mansfield College, University of Oxford.
For full career details see my public profile at LinkedIn, and here’s some highlights…
- Helping launch the largest educational fundraising campaign outside of North America – Oxford Thinking: The Campaign for the University of Oxford – and overseeing it surpass the £1bn milestone as Associate Director and then Acting Director of Development;
- The largest ever gift to a British university library – £25 million from the Garfield Weston Foundation towards the renovation of the New Bodleian Library in Oxford;
- Raising £1m in gifts and pledges through St Anne’s College annual giving programme, with over 2,000 alumni and friends – 25% of the College’s worldwide constituency – making a gift;
- Overhauling the St Anne’s College website, introducing the first e-zine and launching the first YouTube channel in Oxford;
- Becoming the first Director of Development to be appointed Head of Strategy for an Oxford college.