Glasgow Caledonian University
Development & Alumni Relations
William Harley Building
Glasgow G4 0BA
T: +44 (0)141 331 8769
F: +44 (0)141 331 8685
President, GCU Foundation
Assistant Vice Principal
T: +44 (0)141 331 8165
Colin McCallum joined GCU in early 2007 as the first Vice President of the GCU Foundation and Director of Development to establish this new service following a number of years as Chief Executive of leading strategic management consulting firm, Grenzebach Glier Europe.
During this time he provided advice and support to a number of universities, cultural organisations and charities across the UK and Europe. This experience built on a career spanning almost 20 years during which he held the post of Director of Marketing and Development at the National Museums of Scotland. Prior to this he led the first fundraising campaign at Strathclyde University (which won Gold in the UK Professional Fundraising Awards), the launch of a centenary programme at St Hilda’s College Oxford and a period as Alumni Relations Officer at the University of Edinburgh. Colin’s career began in publishing in The Netherlands.
Director of Development
T: +44 (0)141 331 8930
Prior to joining GCU, Robert was a fundraising consultant with GG+A Europe, which included work with the University of Bristol, University of Warwick and Save the Children UK. He was previously the Director of Development and Alumni at The University of Edinburgh, and from 2000 until 2005 was Director of Development for Trinity College of Music, London, where he led a number of major capital projects, including a £17 million relocation to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Earlier in his career, Robert held roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company (as Head of Sponsorship Development), and the City of London Festival, and he continues his interest in the arts as a member of the Board of Scottish Ensemble.
PA to Colin McCallum
T: +44 (0)141 331 8306
Ann joins the Development & Alumni Relations team from her previous employment with Strathclyde University. As PA to Colin McCallum, her duties include office organisation and involvement in event management.
Grameen Caledonian Programme Co-ordinator
T: +44 (0)141 331 8699
The Yunus Chair is a key element of the Grameen Caledonian Programme and Nazhat Ahmed recently joined the university as the co-ordinator for this programme.
Nazhat said: "I am very excited to join the Development and Alumni Relations team as the new co-ordinator for this programme. I am looking forward to working with staff at GCU and Grameen in developing this partnership and exploring the benefits that it will bring to the university as well as Glasgow, Scotland and Bangladesh."
Jo, Jillian and Adelle are here to ensure you are offered useful services and exciting opportunities so you stay in touch with the University and play a part in our future, as well as our past. They also run the annual giving fund that raises money from alumni and friends of the University to enhance the student experience at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Head of Development & Alumni Programmes
T: +44 (0)141 331 8190
Prior to joining the University Jo worked as a Marketing Communications Manager at IBM and then as a fundraiser for the charity CHILDREN 1ST in Edinburgh. Jo studied for her HND in Business Studies and CIM Marketing Diploma while working full-time.
T: +44 (0)141 331 8220
Jillian is an alumnus of the University and graduated in the year 2000 with a BA(Hons) in Business & Information Management.
Jillian previously worked as the Head of Audience & Business Development for The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Architecture & Design.
Jillian says, "Joining GCU as Development Officer l hope that my work within the Development & Alumni team will help to re-engage alumni with the University, to build lasting relationships and support that will ultimately provide an outstanding university experience for both our current and future students. A former graduate myself, l am truly inspired by how quickly the University has grown and developed and how much it lives its mission of being 'for the common weal' through some truly innovative initiatives such as the Caledonian Club."
Alumni Relations Officer
T: +44(0)141 331 8769
Adelle is an alumnus of the University having graduated in 2007 with a BA in Communication & Mass Media. She is currently completing an MA in Multimedia Journalism at the University and is due to graduate in November 2010.
Between graduating and returning to full-time education, Adelle remained at GCU, working as Societies & Volunteering Co-ordinator at the Students’ Association. Her main duties included encouraging the start-up of new societies, supporting existing societies, launching Radio Caley - the campus radio station, organising events and training and managing volunteers.
Adelle hopes that her experience at GCU as student, alumnus and staff will enable her to build lasting relationships which will benefit all involved.
Head of Development Services
T: +44 (0)141 331 8388
Pat and his team provide the back office capability required by a forward looking and progressive Development and Alumni Relations Office. Pat ensures that the tools and processes for supporting the activities of the office are in place, managed and developed.
Pat (Patrick) previously worked for the development office at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Before pursuing a career in Higher Education advancement he worked in the Oil Industry for 18 years. He is a firm believer in the transformational power of education and finds expression for this in supporting the fundraising agenda of the team and the wider University.
T: +44 (0)141 331 8016
David’s role is to provide a seamless process of prospect identification and stewardship for the director of D&AR. Before joining GCU he worked in the Development Team at Robert Gordon University as Information Officer - this involved management of the alumni and fundraising systems. He has a BA (Hons) in Applied Music from Strathclyde and a PG (Dip) from RGU in Electronic Information Management.
Development Services Officer
T: +44 (0)141 331 8218
John ensures that all your contact details are stored correctly and safely within our database. Please use this online form to tell us if you change your contact or employment details so that we can keep in touch.