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Senior Leadership Team
Ben Plummer-Powell – Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer
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.
Sophie Hutchinson – Operational Director and Director of Alumni & Supporter Engagement
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.
Helen Jones – Global Director of Development
Executive Officer - Olivia Powell
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 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.
Sarah Anderson – Director of Corporate Engagement
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.
Stephen Tall – Deputy Director of Development
Stephen leads on securing income from a portfolio of donors and funders, supports philanthropy officers in securing gift opportunities and oversees major gift fundraising from individuals, income from foundations and philanthropy research across the whole Division.
Chris Kendrick – Deputy Director of Alumni & Supporter Engagement
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.
Malina Szreter – Deputy Director of Operations
Malina is responsible for providing leadership to Operations teams within Philanthropy and Global Engagement at LSE, including income management & services; data, insight & systems and planning, office & business management.