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Meet the team

Welcome to Brunel University London’s Development and Alumni Relations Office

 Our role is to work with the Brunel community in order to raise significant philanthropic funds for Brunel whilst building mutually beneficial relationships with our worldwide network of alumni and other friends.

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Contact the team

Location: Eastern Gateway Building, Third Floor 

Below you can see more about the individual roles and responsibilities of the team as well as ways to contact us. 

Kirsty Smith - Head of Development and Alumni Relations

KirstyThe Head of Development and Alumni Relations has overall responsibility for the Development and Alumni Relations strategy.

Tel: 01895 267776 


Karen Auld - Senior Alumni Officer

Karen Auld (1) (002)Alumni can contact Karen about offering work placements and graduate roles or taking part in our professional volunteering opportunities, as well as Link magazine, online profiles and all other alumni communications. Karen would also be pleased to speak to alumni about any other general enquiries they might have.

Tel: 01895 267775 


Andrew Williams - Senior International Alumni Officer

2020 NEW  Andrew Williams 1International alumni relations at Brunel cover many aspects from arrival on campus, through to graduation and beyond. Whether it’s creating opportunities to bring people together, promoting our alumni successes or expanding our global network, Andrew is passionate about developing relationships with our alumni community. For all enquiries about events and reunions, international alumni groups or any international news opportunities then please contact Andrew on his details below.

Tel: 01895 265633 


Mohammed Alam - Senior Development Officer

2022 - Mohammed NEWMohammed is responsible for raising funds and securing grants from charitable trusts and foundations. Grants secured are used to support students through scholarships, bursaries, prizes and awards; to provide new infrastructure and improve existing facilities; and to support Brunel’s research culture. Key development areas are diverse and range from design and engineering to medical research and environmental science. Mohammed is keen to work with any organisation interested in funding and supporting the work of Brunel.

Tel: 01895 268145 


Hilary Whale - Alumni Database and Website Manager

Hilary Whale EDITEDHilary manages the Development Office's alumni and contacts database and the Brunel Alumni web pages making them a flexible and reliable medium of communication with Brunel's stakeholders. This provides an effective support system for Brunel University's fundraising programmes, ensuring that the content is regularly updated and that graduates can use the website effectively.

Tel: 01895 265113 


Anais Al Shami - Development & Alumni Relations Support Assistant

Anais. v 1jpgAnais supports the Alumni Relations & Development team to build engagement with alumni and donors by being the first point of call for enquiries and playing a key role in developing our communication with the alumni community.


Jessica Kath - Prospect Development, Special Projects Officer and LGBTQ+ Staff Network Coordinator 

Jessica JK2Jessica is responsible for the research and management of development prospects for Brunel's fundraising programmes in order to improve the University’s knowledge of, and connection to, key contacts both within the alumni community and beyond. She also oversees the Crowdfund platform and informs the DARO team’s strategy to increase constituent engagement and facilitates policies for good practice in research and work with prospects, also ensuring that Office complies with Fundraising Regulation and Data Protection policies. 

Tel: 01895 268164