The Alumni and Development Communications Working Group reports to the Alumni Advisory Board and offers guidance to the Development and Alumni Relations office specifically on alumni and development communications.
Trinity 1984, English
Chair of the Communications Working Group
Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times (FT)
He writes the FT's weekly column on management and helped to launch, and now leads, the FT's 'Business Book of the Year Award' and the FT 'Women at the Top' project
Former City Editor of the FT. Wrote and edited the daily Lombard column on British business and finance
Former FT New York Bureau Chief and correspondent in Brussels and Milan
Author of Leadership in the Headlines: Insider Insights into How Leaders Lead (2016)
Dr Elizabeth 'Liz' Nelson OBE
Deputy Chair of the Communications Working Group
Founder and Chairman of Taylor Nelson Sofrès plc, one of the world’s leading market research companies
Previously non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
Previously Chief Executive of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Pembroke 2001, English
Peter heads up marketing and fundraising strategy at Save the Children.
Previously, he has been a fundraiser and a consultant at a boutique consultancy specialising in not for profits.
Dr Michael Brooks
King's 2003, Medicine
Medical doctor, specialising in emergency medicine (now part time).
Chief executive officer of PatientSource, the Cambridge-based medical software startup, funded by Cambridge Angels and Cambridge Capital Group.
Media consultant for 97.2 Cam FM (voluntary role), advising on strategy and use of technology.
Previous station manager for Cambridge University Radio 2005-2008; oversaw the development of its online services, on-demand programmes, use of emerging social media platforms, and launched the station on FM.
Emmanuel, 1978, Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences
Chair and co-founder of the Cambridge Film and Media Academy (CAMFA)
Co-founder of Cambridge University Radio (later CAM-FM) in 1979
He has 15 years of experience at BBC Radio Four and subsequently co-founded (together with BBC radio personality Richard Hope-Weston, better known as Tommy Vance) one of the first internet radio stations, TotalRock
Principal consultant to a new media start-up, based in Cambridge, aiming to change the way in which personalised content is delivered online
Specialist in innovation and establishing/redesigning organisations
Runs his own successful property investment business
Magdalene 1988, Economics
BBC Music presenter, on Radio 3 and the BBC Proms since 2010
Media Editor and News Anchor for ITV News 1998-2010
Regular presenter over the years on Five Live, Radio 4 and Classic FM
Co-owner of media advice and production company Peanut and Crumb
Occasional and nervous participant in music reality shows; Maestro 2008, First Love 2010
Gonville and Caius 1991
- Managing Director and Head of Communications, COO, October 2013-present
- Partner, RLM Finsbury, April 2006-October 2013. Day-to-day responsibility for advising several FTSE 100 clients on their communications with the financial community
- Senior Executive, April 2004-April 2006
- Executive, July 2002-April 2004. Six-month secondment to Shell press office
Daily Mail June 2000-July 2002. Newsdesk and reporting roles
Sunday Times September 1999-May 2000. Reporter
National News Press Agency February-May 2000 Reporter
Hendon Times Group May 1996-February 2000 Chief Reporter
Magdalene 1987, History
CEO of content marketing agency Wardour, 1996 to present
Non-exec chair of the Association of Publishing Agencies, 2008–2010
Non-exec director of the Professional Publishers Association, 2008-2010
Financial Times journalist, 1994-1996
Daily Express journalist, 1993-1994
Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts
At Wardour, Martin oversees content marketing strategies and publications for organisations as diverse as the RSA, the British Heart Foundation, Ernst & Young and British Airways.
Girton College 2012, Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS)
Cambridge University Students’ Union President, 2015-2016
Previously worked as Women’s Officer at Girton College and BME Women’s Representative for the CUSU Women’s Campaign
Trinity Hall 2000, Computer Science
Managing Director and co-Founder of Spektrix Ltd, the leading provider of cloud-based ticketing and marketing software to the arts industry