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Development Office - Meet the team
Alison Coles, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Hilary Edridge, Head of Campaigns
Hilary joined the team in January 2009 as a Projects Manager, and became Head of Campaigns in 2012. Her previous administrative experience within the University, the NHS and the world of advertising brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Hilary plays a key co-ordinating and project management role within the team, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the University's capital campaigns.
Anna Pollard, Campaigns Manager
Also a Kent graduate (K98 - Comparative Literary Studies and English), Anna joined the Development Office in April 2005 from The Woodland Trust, as Research and Development Officer. She became Campaigns Manager in 2011.
Anne-Marie Rigley, Stewardship & Planned Giving Officer (maternity cover)
Anne-Marie manages the University's programme of legacy fundraising and 'in memoriam' giving and is also responsible for building and strengthening relationships with donors and prospective donors. If you would like to find out more about remembering the University in your Will, please email email@example.com.
Jenny Richardson, Stewardship & Planned Giving Officer (maternity leave)
Jenny joined the Development Office in October 2006. She manages the University's programme of legacy fundraising and 'in memoriam' giving and is also responsible for building and strengthening relationships with donors and prospective donors.
Simone Kraemer, Research and Development Officer
Simone joined the Development Office in September 2010 having completed an MA in International Relations at Kent (W08). She undertakes a wide range of research for the Development Office including potential sources of funding (charitable trusts, companies and individuals) for the office's portfolio of projects.
Development & Alumni Relations team
Fiona Jones, Development and Alumni Relations Manager
A Kent graduate (E00 - English & American Literature and Philosophy), Fiona started working at the University in September 2003 as Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer and joined the Development Office in 2006.
Michelle Ulyatt, Development & Alumni Relations Officer (maternity cover)
A Kent graduate (W06 - History), Michelle has worked in the Development Office since February 2013. A former Christine and Ian Bolt Scholar, Michelle studied for a PhD in History at Kent, and is responsible for all alumni communcations including KENT magazine, the alumni e-newsletter, our social media activity, and a variety of other projects which aim to keep alumni up to date with the latest news from Kent.
Julia Baxter, Development & Alumni Relations Officer (currently on maternity leave)
Julia joined the Development Office in September 2010, with a broad experience of fundraising across the charity sector. Julia is responsible for a variety of initiatives relating to alumni including events, and is also working closely with the University's alumni association in the USA (University of Kent in America, Inc).
Rebecca Elliott, Development Officer
Rebecca joined the University in May 2011 and is responsible for the Kent Opportunity Fund and other fundraising activities involving alumni and friends. Rebecca also supports the activities of the University's Former Staff Association.
Development Services team
Cyrus Bulsara, Development Services Manager
Sandy Berry and Claire Battersby, Database Assistants
Marta Nogueira and James Hudson, Finance Officers
Cyrus joined the team in 2008 and is responsible for maintaining and improving the alumni and external relations database, which numbers some 120,000 alumni records. Sandy and Claire provide administrative support and assist in clerical matters relating to the database.
Marta and James are responsible for financial aspects of the work of the Development Office, including Gift Aid and Matched Funding administration.
Corporate Events team
Lorna Parrett, Corporate Events Manager
Darren Ellis, Senior Corporate Events Officer
Elly Gibson, Corporate Events Officer
Will Radford, Corporate Events Officer
Maisie Johnson, Corporate Events Co-ordinator
Alice Heggie , Corporate Events Co-ordinator
Strategy and Improvement
Katie Parrett, 50th Anniversary Project Manager
Esme Pooke, 50th Anniversary Communications Officer
In 2015 we will celebrate Kent's 50th Anniversary. In preparation for this important milestone the University has appointed two member of staff to co-ordinate plans for a University-wide celebration.