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Meet the team
Alison Coles, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Julia Baxter, Development and Alumni Relations Officer
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).
Hilary Edridge, Head of Campaigns
Hilary joined the team in January 2009 as a Projects Manager. 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 group.
Rebecca Elliott, Development Officer
Rebecca joined the University in May 2011 and is responsible for the Kent Scholarships Campaign and other fundraising activities.
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. She is the first point of contact for former students and deals with queries from and about alumni.
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.
Marta Nogueira and James Hudson, Finance Officers
Marta and James are responsible for financial aspects of the work of the Development Office, including Gift Aid and Matched Funding administration.
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 and became Campaigns Manager in 2011.
Jenny Richardson, Planned Giving Officer
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.
Cyrus Bulsara, Development Services Manager. Sandy Berry and Darren Ellis, Database Assistants
Cyrus joined the team in 2008 and is responsible for maintaining and improving the alumni and external relations database, which numbers some 120,000 records. Sandy and Darren provide administrative support and assist in clerical matters relating to the database.