Development and Alumnae Office

Whether you are one of our 8000+ Senior Members or a supporter of the College, our team is the first point of contact for your enquiries. You may wish to attend our events, make a visit, update your contact details, reconnect with contemporaries or generously fund the College’s future provision for students. Please call +44 (0)1865 276 828 or email our office, or contact an individual team member if you have a specific enquiry.

Andrew Thomas, Development Director, 01865 276867

Andrew joined the team in July 2023 and brings a breadth of experience from a variety of senior fundraising roles across the University of Oxford, the world of Sport (including being Fundraising Director of the International Paralympic Committee) and with a leading consultancy firm in the arena of philanthropy. He is passionate about enabling quality education for all.
Andrew is also a trustee of Coach Core, which provides apprenticeship opportunities for disadvantaged young people, and a Board member of the Oxfordshire Football Association.

Emma Campbell, Deputy Development Director, 01865 610330

Emma joined the team in early 2023 but has been involved with St Hilda’s since 2016, providing expert support to the Principal and Fellows of the College, initially as Secretary to the Governing Body and subsequently, as Strategic Projects Director. Emma has developed an intimate knowledge of the wider collegiate University through her experiences  as an undergraduate and graduate student at Oxford, a brief stint as Acting Senior Tutor at Trinity College, and more recently, as Assistant Registrar (Governance) in the central University. Amongst a wide range of responsibilities, Emma oversees our legacy giving programme and would be delighted to speak with anyone who is considering making a bequest to the College.

Emma also sits on the Board of Directors of the Human Dignity Foundation, a grant-giving foundation that focuses on protecting and promoting children’s rights.

Maren Florenz, Senior Development Executive, 01865 276879

With a law degree from Berlin, Maren brings a wealth of experience to the development team. She has experience in the world of Senior Project Management, working with clients across Europe, where she spearheaded marketing initiatives for high-profile political events and institutions of higher education. This journey laid the foundation for her passion for fundraising in the academic sphere.
Today, in her role as the Senior Development Executive, Maren is a driving force behind St Hilda's College's journey toward excellence and equality. Maren is also the founder of a German Saturday school in Oxford, which underlines her commitment towards education and community enrichment.

Audrone Jurkenaite, Development Operations Manager, 01865 276892

Audrone joined the team in 2008. She is responsible for the network of systems and processes that allow us to connect with our alumnae across the world, stage reunions, enable supporters to give efficiently and to say a big thank you to our donors! She is a graduate of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and brings a range of skills having worked as a researcher at the Institute of Musicology in Vilnius, Scientific Editor for the Lithuanian Music Encyclopaedia Group and a legal secretary.

Sasha Coutinho, Development Administrator, 01865 276828

Sasha joined St Hilda’s Development Team in May 2023 and handles the myriad of enquiries and tasks that we receive in connection with our global network of alumnae and the events and occasions that we stage to support and bring our community together. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Masters of Arts in International Relations, and worked as a Visitor Host at Bodleian Library prior to joining St Hilda’s.