Gates Cambridge Trust appoints its first dedicated Alumni Relations Coordinator to help deliver on the mission of building a global network of leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Fiona Beeming, currently Membership Services Manager at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), has been appointed to the newly-created post of Gates Cambridge Alumni Relations Coordinator.
As well as experience of the alumni relations sector, Fiona will bring an international perspective to the post. She speaks French, Spanish and Italian and has pursued an MPhil an in Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin, an MA in English and European and American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a BA in languages and European and American Studies at Universte Paris VII and a summer programme in Spanish History and Civilisation at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She has also undertaken consulting work in South Africa.
The Alumni Relations Coordinator post will be part-time and Fiona will be based between the Gates Cambridge office the University’s Development and Alumni Relations office.
This new role will be integral to the implementation of the Trust’s Alumni Relations Strategy. The recently agreed aims of this strategy are:
- To build and support a strong community of Scholar alumni and enable that community to improve the lives of others by becoming a truly effective network (fellowship) which has global impact;
- To provide personal and professional development opportunities for Alumni that will also benefit Scholars in residence;
- To engage all stakeholders in developing an effective alumni relations strategy via the Alumni Strategy Board;
- To develop the Ambassadors Programme to enable Scholars and Alumni to contribute to the Trust’s outreach activities.
Fiona will take up her post on 19 January 2015.
Fiona Beeming, Gates Cambridge Alumni Relations Coordinator.