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 Contact details for global executive and leadership teams

Executive team 

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Ben Plummer-Powell – Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer


Executive Assistant - Cathy Meade
Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3634

Ben is a member of the School Management Committee and has strategic oversight for philanthropy, alumni engagement, corporate engagement, international strategy and global academic partnerships.

Ben leads on the most significant philanthropic opportunities and directs the School’s major philanthropy campaign in support of LSE 2030.


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Sophie Hutchinson – Operational Director and Director of Alumni & Supporter Engagement


Executive Assistant - Supriya Wade
Tel: +44 (0)20 7106 1269

Sophie is responsible for the running of Philanthropy and Global Engagement on a day to day basis. She has oversight for teams within alumni and supporter engagement and fundraising services, such as gift management, systems, insight and planning. 

Sophie works closely with colleagues in other professional services divisions to enable the team to work as effectively as possible.


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Helen Jones – Global Director of Development


Executive Officer - Olivia Powell
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6764 

Helen has oversight for philanthropy across the School, working with colleagues to raise funds through leadership philanthropy, individual philanthropy, foundation partnerships and corporate engagement.  

Helen works closely with colleagues across the School to align campaign priorities to the LSE 2030 to support funding for research, the transformation of campus, policy impact and the student experience. 



Dr Brendan Smith – Director of East Asia and Global Academic Engagement


Brendan Smith leads on all aspects of the division's engagement in North and South East Asia. He also oversees the Global Academic Engagement team, which manages the School's academic partnerships around the world.


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Sarah Anderson – Director of Corporate Engagement

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7730

Sarah leads on setting the School’s strategic direction for corporate engagement, including engagement with third sector organisations. She works across the School to develop and implement a coordinated strategy for enhancing and deepening LSE’s relations with businesses of all types, in order to help deliver on the key strands of LSE 2030.


Leadership team 

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Rose Meredith – Director of Leadership Philanthropy

Tel: +44 (0)207 955 6370

Rosie Meredith has responsibility for setting the School’s strategic direction for securing leadership gifts from alumni, friends and partners, including global philanthropists.



Samira Mezroui – Head of Foundation Partnerships

Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3685

Samira leads the Foundation Partnerships team, overseeing the development and stewardship of mutually-beneficial relationships with philanthropic trusts and foundations globally.



Chris Kendrick – Deputy Director of Alumni & Supporter Engagement

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5200

Chris leads LSE’s Alumni & Supporter Engagement function, which coordinates resources, lifelong learning programmes, communications, events and opportunities that add value to the alumni and supporter experience while also advancing and strengthening LSE.



Ceri Jones – Head of Alumni Engagement


Ceri is responsible for alumni engagement programming for LSE’s 200,000 strong community with particular focus on volunteering, advocacy, life-long learning, community and support services. The team also manages alumni & supporter experience including the Alumni Centre.


Kim Corina – Head of Income Management & Services

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7377

Kim is responsible for providing an effective and efficient gift acceptance, accounting and administration function across the Division, supporting fundraisers and ensuring donors receive a world-class experience. 


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Kate Stevens – Head of Systems and Data

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7853

Kate is responsible for providing effective systems and data that underpin Philanthropy and Global Engagement programmes across LSE.



Liz Jaggs – Head of Executive Support 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7783

Liz provides high-level support to the Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer, co-ordinates divisional activity involving members of the School Management Committee (SMC), and manages the team who provide executive support for the Division’s Executive team. The team also manage a portfolio of strategic projects for philanthropy that align with the delivery of LSE 2030.


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Fiona Conlan – Head of Global Academic Engagement

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7359

Fiona is responsible for global academic engagement with partners around the world including double degrees, student/faculty mobility, international alliances and the LSE-PKU Summer School; she also leads the Global Academic Engagement office.