Networks and Volunteers Working Group

Networks and Volunteers Working Group

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The alumni Networks and Volunteers Working Group reports to the Alumni Advisory Board and offers guidance to the Alumni Relations team specifically on the network of Alumni Groups around the world.

Areas the Group is currently providing support on are:

  • Advising the Alumni Relations team on providing appropriate support and services to the worldwide network of volunteer-led Alumni Groups. 
  • Supporting the Alumni Relations team in its aim to recruit recent alumni to the Alumni Group network. 
  • Assisting with the planning of the Alumni Groups Global Leadership Conferences
  • Helping to identify, cultivate and, where appropriate, establish Alumni Groups. 
  • Consolidating the good working relations between the Colleges and the University.

The Networks and Volunteers Working Group members are also there to provide extra support to all Alumni Groups. Whether you are having difficultly with arranging events or have an idea but don't quite know how to execute it, the members are there for all Groups to contact. 

The Working Group meets twice a year, but also works on specific projects in between meetings such as the Resources Pages for Alumni Groups and the Alumni Groups Directory.

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Dr Kai-Yuen Wong

Fitzwilliam 2002, Medicine

  • Chair, Networks Working Group
  • Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Oxford and Wessex Deanery
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Cambridge Overseas Society, and Royal Society for Public Health
  • Secretary and founding committee member of the global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration
  • Regional Committee Head of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine
  • Founded the Cambridge University United Nations Association in 2006 and led the society to receive national recognition as “one of the most active branches” in the country. Involved students in the future of the UN, its Charter and its various agencies through organised campaigns, social events, academic trips, speaker meetings and written publications
  • Former Youth Campaigner and Young Envoy for the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Antoine Huard

Mr Antoine Huard

Queens 2010, MPhil in Technology Policy, Judge Business School

  • Co-Founder and Alumni Group Contact for the Cambridge Alumni Energy Society
  • Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) with an MSc in Engineering
  • Head of Business Development at Generale du Solaire, a french company developing, building and operating solar power plants worldwide
  • Former M&A analyst at Goldman Sachs (London) and former strategy consultant at Bain (Paris)
  • Member of the Oxford & Cambridge Club
  • Paris marathon finisher in 3h55'
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Ms Carol Lamb

  • Development Officer (Alumni Relations & Events), Fitzwilliam College
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Blair Lapres

Mr Blair Lapres

Darwin, 2009, Development Studies

  • Immediately upon graduating moved to Washington DC to commence work on Food and Nutrition Security Policy in the South Asia Region of the World Bank.
  • Now works on the Bank's Trade and Competitiveness Practice in the Private Sector Development and Agribusiness linkages.
  • Played for University Lacrosse team and was awarded a Half-Blue
  • Served as an officer of the 2010 Darwin May Ball Committee
  • President of the Cambridge Society of Washington DC, overseeing the organization of the Society Board and its social outreach. 
  • Served for two years as the Cantab DC Boat Club Captain, leading the club to a victory over Oxford in the 2013 Potomac Challenge Cup.
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ralph smith

Ralph Smith

Corpus Christi 1982, Chemical Engineering MEng, Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering

  • Alumni Group Contact for the Cambridge University Association of Madrid Club
  • International Counsel with commercial law firm Gόmez-Acebo & Pombo - specialises in intellectual property, media, privacy and new technologies
  • Legal Adviser for the British Embassy in Madrid
  • Admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales in 1993 and to the Madrid Bar in 1999
  • Member of the Board of Governors of independent UK curriculum school, King's College, Madrid
  • Vice-President of UKAN Spain; the British Council's UK Alumni Network for all UK-university graduates in Spain

Mr Prem Sundaram

Clare, 1988, Natural Sciences

  • Principal and President, TSG Inc., a software development and information management consulting company, for Banks, Government and Technology organizations based in Los Angeles.
  • Developer of TrakPointe™ software as a service to enable organisations to track tasks, processes and manage performance.
  • Experience in IT including planning, evaluation and management of IT.
  • Previously worked for Rio Tinto (natural resource company) in its European and the U.S. offices in business planning, marketing and technology roles.
  • Served on Advisory Board for Interface Sciences, a nanotechnology company.
  • Served as Director, CalTech Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program, advising them on how to generate business plans for their research discoveries.
  • Convener for Cambridge in America's Southern California Alumni since 2003, organizes events for alumni in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas and is supportive of Cambridge's development efforts.
  • Recent work includes social networking technologies and related analysis tools.
  • Other current projects include setting up of InterSpace LA incubator office to help international companies enter US market
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Trevor Webb

Mr Trevor Webb

Wolfson 1990, Land Economy

  • MEPC Studentship
  • Chairman of Cambridge Society – Birmingham Group
  • Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer
  • Founding Director of Blackswan Property, specialist in the development of private rented sector home
  • Over a 27 year career, managed the development of around 181,000 square metres of new build space and the refurbishment of over 67,000 square metres of accommodation 
  • Keen badminton player and delight in fine art painting and photography
  • Married with two children
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