IDPE 2021 Annual Conference speakers

Hover over our IDPE 2021 Annual Conference speakers to learn more about them and when they will be speaking. See the conference session details to find out more about their sessions.

Keynote speaker

 

Chris Hopson

Chris Hopson

CEO, NHS Providers

Monday 14 June - Keynote address: innovation from the pandemic

Monday 14 June - Leadership lunch

 
 

2021 speakers

Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

RBAI Foundation Director, The Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Monday 14 June - Real life donor journeys: real gift conversations that don't follow the textbook

Richard Ashby

Richard Ashby

Former Head of Web and Digital Communications, University of Leeds

Thursday 17 June - Using Facebook and LinkedIn to support alumni relations and development

Clare Atkinson

Clare Atkinson

Development Director, Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Thursday 17 June - Quiz the expert on engagement: what does the future hold?

Adelaide Bailey

Adelaide Bailey

Development Director, King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School, Birmingham

Thursday 17 June - Joined-up fundraising: ensuring a seamless approach to your fundraising channels

 

Susie Baker

Susie Baker

Development Director, Magdalen College School

Tuesday 15 June - From buildings to bursaries

Thursday 17 June - Adapting strategy: keeping the positive changes from lockdown

Jo Ballantine

Jo Ballantine

Director of Development, The Royal Latin School 

Wednesday 16 June - Quiz the expert for state schools: developing sustainable fundraising and engagement

Adrian Ballard

Adrian Ballard

Head of Foundation, Sherborne School

Thursday 17 June - Adapting strategy: keeping the positive changes from lockdown

Jaideep Barot

Jaideep Barot

Headmaster, Bristol Grammar School

Friday 18 June - Leadership lunch

 

Kathryn Bartram

Kathryn Bartram

Director of Development and External Relations, Reed's School

Tuesday 15 June - Working with the common room

John Batistich

John Batistich

Director, Potentiality UK Ltd

Wednesday 16 June - Amazon and Potentiality talk about security on The Cloud and how to best protect your community data 

Andrew Beales

Andrew Beales

Development Director, Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation

Friday 18 June - Alumni engagement platforms: from launchpad to the stars

Susan Beck

Susan Beck

Director of Development and Communications, Royal Grammar School Newcastle

Monday 14 June - Right time, right project, right amount: how to ensure your gift conversations hit the sweet spot

 

Jo Beckett

Jo Beckett

Joint CEO, IDPE

Monday 14 - Thursday 17 June - Personal effectiveness sessions

Philip Britton MBE

Philip Britton MBE

Headmaster, Bolton School 

Monday 14 June - Quiz the expert on bursaries: managing a successful bursary programme

Clayton Brown

Clayton Brown

Principle Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Wednesday 16 June - Amazon and Potentiality talk about security on The Cloud and how to best protect your community data 

Helen E. Brown

Helen E. Brown

President, The Helen Brown Group

Wednesday 16 June - Prospect research for fundraisers

 

Claire Brownlie

Claire Brownlie

Development Director, Oldham Hulme Grammar School

Thursday 17 June - The power of alumni relations: harness it, use it and evidence it

Melanie  Bushell

Melanie  Bushell

Development Director, The Portsmouth Grammar School

Wednesday 16 June - The giving day phenomenon 

Anne-Marie Canning MBE

Anne-Marie Canning MBE

CEO, The Brilliant Club

Thursday 17 June - Leadership lunch

Jas Chhokar

Jas Chhokar

Society Manager, Reading School

Friday 18 June - Alumni engagement platforms: from launchpad to the stars

 

Joshua Coffey

Joshua Coffey

Digital Marketing Officer, Concord College

Tuesday 15 June - Building and delivering a winning events strategy for the COVID-19 era and beyond  

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Director, Insight-ful

Wednesday 16 June - Not everyone fits into neat little boxes: how to engage with different segments of your alumni

Dale Cooper

Dale Cooper

Deputy Director (Global and Transformational Philanthropy), The University of Manchester

Thursday 17 June - Overseas fundraising without a passport: the pandemic has presented new opportunities to engage our most far flung alumni

Juliet Corbett

Juliet Corbett

Juliet Corbett Consulting

Tuesday 15 June - Strategic fundraising: five essential steps

 

Amy Cronin

Amy Cronin

Development Manager, Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Monday 14 June - Mentoring and careers: a recipe for engagement success

Amy Da Costa

Amy Da Costa

Head of Sales, ToucanTech

Wednesday 16 June - Embracing digital diversity: how to provide a special experience for all segments of the school community

Sean Davey

Sean Davey

Head of Foundation & International Business Development, Reigate Grammar School

Tuesday 15 June - Quiz the expert on bursaries: fundraising for bursaries

Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear

Director of Development, The Oundle Society

Tuesday 15 June - Legacy fundraising: the cornerstone of your development programme

 

Charlotte Dewhurst

Charlotte Dewhurst

Associate Director of Development, University of Oxford

Thursday 17 June - Going around in circles? Using data to guide your development strategy

Lesley Dowdall

Lesley Dowdall

Director of Development, Withington Girls’ School

Monday 14 June - Real life donor journeys: real gift conversations that don't follow the textbook

Thursday 17 June - Getting the measure of success: how to demonstrate impact

Dr Mark Fenton Development Director, Durham School

Dr Mark Fenton

Chairman, GSHA

Wednesday 16 June - Quiz the expert for state schools: developing sustainable fundraising and engagement

Laura Firth Firth Development Director, Durham School

Laura Firth

Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Bolton School

Wednesday 16 June - How to play the generation game … and win

 

Georgie Grant Haworth

Georgie Grant Haworth

Development Director, Royal Grammar School, Guildford

Friday 18 June - How to... build a stewardship programme that keeps donors for life

Gemma Gray

Gemma Gray

Director of Marketing and Admissions, Fettes College

Wednesday 16 June - The power of an integrated approach: development, marketing and admissions collaborating for mutual benefit

Kate Gray

Kate Gray

Development Director, St Albans School

Monday 14 June - Real life donor journeys: real gift conversations that don't follow the textbook

Hannah Graydon

Hannah Graydon

Director of External Relations, Caterham School

Tuesday 15 June - The school that sold itself

 

Hannah Hamilton

Hannah Hamilton

Director of Development and External Relations, Stamford Endowed Schools

Wednesday 16 June - Joining the dots: creating the ultimate external relations team

Cecilia Handel

Cecilia Handel

Director of Development, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Wednesday 16 June - Tanglin Trust School: transforming fundraising through online engagement

Susan Heller

Susan Heller

Parent, City of London School

Wednesday 16 June - Parents DO give to bursaries

Ali Henderson

Ali Henderson

CEO, Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation

Monday 14 June - Quiz the expert on bursaries: managing a successful bursary programme

 

Sally-Anne Huang

Sally-Anne Huang

High Master, St Paul's School

Monday 14 June - Out with the old and in with the new: embracing opportunity  

Fiona Hurst

Fiona Hurst

Alumnae Manager, South Hampstead High School (GDST)

Monday 14 June - Sisters are doing it for themselves – and each other: careers, networking and mentoring at GDST

Matt Jarrett

Matt Jarrett

Director of Development, Dulwich College

Thursday 17 June - Adapting strategy: keeping the positive changes from lockdown

Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Fettes Community Engagement Manager, Fettes College

Thursday 17 June - Quiz the expert on engagement: what does the future hold?

 

Karen Kimura

Karen Kimura

Careers and Employability Manager, GDST

Monday 14 June - Sisters are doing it for themselves – and each other: careers, networking and mentoring at GDST

Laura Kingsley

Laura Kingsley

Alumni Officer, Concord College

Tuesday 15 June - Building and delivering a winning events strategy for the COVID-19 era and beyond  

Charles Kingston

Charles Kingston

Head of Prospect Research, University of Oxford

Thursday 17 June - Going around in circles? Using data to guide your development strategy

Jim Langley

Jim Langley

President, Langley Innovations

Thursday 17 June - Co-creation: the concept that will replace traditional fundraising

 

Cathy Law

Cathy Law

Development Director, Campbell College

Tuesday 15 June - Working with the common room

Simon Lerwill

Simon Lerwill

Foundation Director, Marlborough College Foundation

Wednesday 16 June - Making the case: how to secure investment for your development office

Thursday 17 June - Adapting strategy: keeping the positive changes from lockdown

Andrew Lyall

Andrew Lyall

Head of Development, Gordonstoun School

Wednesday 16 June - The giving day phenomenon 

Al MacEwen

Al MacEwen

Director of the Bradfield Society and Development, Bradfield College

Friday 18 June - One size does not fit all: how to find the right model of community engagement for your school 

 

Fran Malarée

Fran Malarée

Fellow and Development Director, Chair of Cambridge Development Directors’ Committee, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Monday 14 June - Out with the old and in with the new: embracing opportunity

Matt Mangan

Matt Mangan

Director of Philanthropy, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital Charity

Monday 14 June - Right time, right project, right amount: how to ensure your gift conversations hit the sweet spot

Jon and Susan May

Jon and Susan May

Parents, St Albans School

Wednesday 16 June - Parents DO give to bursaries

Becki Mckinlay

Becki Mckinlay

Director of External Relations, Monkton Combe School

Tuesday 15 June - The dawn of digital: how to maintain creative communication

 

Caroline Monaghan

Caroline Monaghan

Radleian Society Manager, Radley College

Monday 14 June - Mentoring and careers: a recipe for engagement success

Sharon Noble

Sharon Noble

Development Manager, Chestnut Grove Academy  

Wednesday 16 June - Quiz the expert for state schools: developing sustainable fundraising and engagement

Christopher Normand

Christopher Normand

Director of Winchester College Society, Winchester College

Tuesday 15 June - Building and delivering a winning events strategy for the COVID-19 era and beyond

Kathrin Ostermann

Kathrin Ostermann

Director of Development and Alumni Relations, City of London School

Thursday 17 June - Getting the measure of success: how to demonstrate impact

 

Matt Parkes

Matt Parkes

Director of Development, Diocese of Westminster

Thursday 17 June - Joined-up fundraising: ensuring a seamless approach to your fundraising channels

Lucy Pembroke

Lucy Pembroke

Community and Alumni Relations Manager, Royal Hospital School

Wednesday 16 June - How to play the generation game … and win

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

Head of Philanthropy (Asia), The University of Manchester

Thursday 17 June - Overseas fundraising without a passport: the pandemic has presented new opportunities to engage our most far flung alumni  

Nicola Pickavance

Nicola Pickavance

Director of Development, Fettes College

Wednesday 16 June - The power of an integrated approach: development, marketing and admissions collaborating for mutual benefit

 

Helen Pike

Helen Pike

Master, Magdalen College School

Tuesday 15 June - From buildings to bursaries

Christine Porter

Christine Porter

Chief Advancement Officer, Miss Porter’s School

Wednesday 16 June - Continuing the conversation: equality, diversity and inclusion in development 

Christian Propper

Christian Propper

Associate Director (Operations), Marlborough College Foundation

Thursday 17 June - Going around in circles? Using data to guide your development strategy

Paul Ramsbottom

Paul Ramsbottom

Chief Executive, Wolfson Foundation

Tuesday 15 June - Leadership lunch

 

Peter Reader

Peter Reader

Former Director of External Relations, Portsmouth, Bath and Southampton Universities

Tuesday 15 June - The worst of times: C is for crisis, N is for news

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda Reynolds

Foundation and Alumni Director, West Buckland School Foundation

Tuesday 15 June - Quiz the expert on bursaries: fundraising for bursaries

Laura Rooney

Laura Rooney

Head of Development, Bury Grammar Schools

Friday 18 June - Alumni engagement platforms: from launchpad to the stars

Phillip Rothwell

Phillip Rothwell

Director of Development, Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

Wednesday 16 June - How to play the generation game … and win

 

Amanda Scott

Amanda Scott

Director of Development, Latymer Foundation at Hammersmith

Tuesday 15 June - Quiz the expert on bursaries: fundraising for bursaries

Scott Sheridan

Scott Sheridan

Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, Brighton College

Friday 18 June - One size does not fit all: how to find the right model of community engagement for your school

Ellie Sleeman

Ellie Sleeman

Director of Development and Engagement, St Paul's School

Wednesday 16 June - The giving day phenomenon 

Ann Snyder

Ann Snyder

Director of Independent and International Schools, CASE

Wednesday 16 June - Continuing the conversation: equality, diversity and inclusion in development 

 

Elissa Thursfield

Elissa Thursfield

Director, Gamlins Law; Volunteer Helm, The RNLI

Wednesday 16 June - Leadership lunch

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Charlotte Truman

Charlotte Truman

Alumnae Relations Officer, Notting Hill & Ealing High School (GDST)

Monday 14 June - Sisters are doing it for themselves – and each other: careers, networking and mentoring at GDST

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace

Alumni and Parent Engagement Officer, City of London School

Wednesday 16 June - How to play the generation game … and win

Jane Wilks

Jane Wilks

College Career’s Adviser, Howell’s School, Llandaff (GDST)

Monday 14 June - Sisters are doing it for themselves – and each other: careers, networking and mentoring at GDST

 

Kerry Wilson

Kerry Wilson

Director of Development, Rugby School

Monday 14 June - Quiz the expert on bursaries: managing a successful bursary programme

Rob Woods

Rob Woods

Director, Bright Spot

Friday 18 June - Story power: four ways to grow income by telling your story more effectively

 
 
 
 

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