After fifteen years driving transformation within the Higher Education sector, Jennie earned herself a reputation amongst senior university staff as ‘the fixer’.
Jennie was Director of Development Strategy and Operations at University College London for over ten years, where she managed development operations overseeing prospect research, database, gift administration, budgeting, HR and facilities. She also led strategy and planning, particularly for their £600m campaign launched in September 2016. Keen to share her expertise further, Jennie decided to move into consultancy and, since January, has been enjoying helping development teams reach their full potential. In February Jennie also became Interim Executive Director of CASE Europe, the global membership body for those working in fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications in universities, schools and cultural organisations.
A firm believer in sharing experience, driving improvement and giving practical support to those in the sector, Jennie has been an active CASE volunteer for many years including chairing the inaugural Development Services conferences, acting as Faculty on the Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising, speaking at the annual European conference on numerous occasions and sitting on the International Advisory Group for CASE’s work in Africa including teaching and consulting in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. Her contribution was formally acknowledged in 2016 when Jennie was awarded the much-coveted CASE Crystal Apple.
Keen to share her expertise further and enable more fundraising offices to achieve their objectives, Jennie decided to move into consultancy and is enjoying helping development teams reach their full potential. With her extensive experience working with organisational leadership she also hopes to continue to advocate the role of philanthropy in a wider institutional context, helping our clients become fixers themselves.