Ian Porter Tacquard—Alumni Relations and Special Events Manager
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School—San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
United States
Award Programs
CASE Europe Awards Programme

CASE Europe 2014 Awards Winners

The CASE Europe 2014 Awards winners were announced in August at the CASE Europe Annual Conference in Edinburgh.

The CASE Europe Awards subcommittee is formed by a cross-section of advancement professionals from across Europe - see below for panel members. These experienced experts review nominations and recommend a recipient for the following CASE Europe annual awards:

Need convincing about the merits of nominating or being nominated? Here are five reasons to get involved.


Awards Selection Process

After the awards sub-committee has made its recommendation, the CASE Europe Board of Trustees will then approve the winner of each award.

For further awards queries, please email europe@case.org or call +44 (0)20 7448 9940.

The 2014 panellists were chaired by Karen Napier, former chief executive officer, English National Ballet.

Panellists on the 2014 Awards Subcommittee: 

Karen Napier

Karen Napier, CASE Europe Trustee
In 2013 Karen Napier took up the position of Chief Execuitve Officer at the English National Ballet. Prior to this, Napier joined London Business School in the newly-created role of Associate Dean of Advancement in 2009. Following a restructuring of the Advancement Group, the School entered the silent phase of a £100 million comprehensive campaign. This campaign supported and expanded the School's world-class research, academic programmes and facilities, with a goal of securing London Business School's long-term future in an increasingly competitive global market.

Claire Brown

Claire Brown, director of marketing, The University of Liverpool
Claire Brown is the director of marketing at the University of Liverpool and has responsibility for the recruitment of students from all over the world as well as market research, marketing strategy and marketing communications. Prior to joining the higher education sector Brown worked in FMCG marketing for both a household brand and a supermarket chain. Brown is currently the chair of the Universities Marketing Forum and is a member of the CASE Europe Board.

Beatrice Caston

Beatrice Caston, admissions, communication and development director, International School of Düsseldorf, Germany
Beatrice Catson has lived and worked in different countries and, besides her current responsibilities at ISD, she is very actively involved in several international and local organisations, including the Alliance for International Education, the European Council of International Schools, Open Cities, and others. One of her life's endeavours is the furthering of international cooperation and problem solving through education, better international understanding and cross-cultural communication.

Delia de Vreeze

Delia de Vreeze, director, Wageningen University Fund, Wageningen University
Delia de Vreeze has been Director of the Wageningen University Fund and alumni relations department and funds, since November 2011. She is responsible for the development and professionalization of the fundraising strategy of the organization and development and implementation of national and international alumni policy. De Vreeze has previously worked for six years as an international marketing manager at several higher education institutions in the Netherlands. She has experience in the higher education sector in business development, marketing, communications, student recruitment, alumni relations and corporate events.

Fiona Kirk

Fiona Kirk, director of development and alumni relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
Fiona Kirk joined the LSE in early 2008 as Director of Development and Alumni Relations, inheriting an established department of over 30 staff which has now grown to 40. Her fundraising career includes five years heading up the function at the Science Museum, where she dealt primarily with corporate sponsors, followed by two years as Development Director at English Heritage and five years at Imperial College. She is a Law Graduate and Chartered Accountant and her early career was in Accountancy.

Isabel Penne

Isabel Penne, director, Leuven University Fund, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Isabel Penne studied at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, before becoming its Alumni Co-ordinator in 1984 for the Alumni Lovanienses, incorporating 30 study-related alumni groups. After organising the University's 575th jubilee celebrations in 2000-01, Penne joined the Leuven University Fund. She has been director of the fund since 2006 and leads a team of eleven. The Leuven University Fund raised 13,500,000 EUR in 2012 for a great variety of projects at the university and its hospital.

Penne has been a member of CASE since 1991. She was a board member of CASE Europe and was a member of the Commission on Alumni Relations at CASE Washington. She has participated in many planning committees for CASE Europe Annual Conference and seminars. She was involved in setting up CASE Lowlands (Holland and Flanders). Penne has lectured at seminars in Holland, Sweden, Germany, France and the UK.

Peter Reader

Peter Reader, director of marketing and communications, University of Portsmouth
Peter Reader is one of the UK's leading higher education communicators and marketers who, having worked in five other UK universities, joined the University of Portsmouth as director of marketing and communications in 2008. A long standing member of CASE and contributor to CASE events, Peter holds the unique distinction of having lead professional associations in the UK, Europe and Commonwealth.

Gemma Wicks

Gemma Wicks, director of development, Bancroft's School
Gemma Wicks is the first director of development at Bancroft's School. The Bancroft's Foundation was established in 2011 and has since raised more than £1.9M to support means-tested scholarships at the School. Prior to joining Bancroft's (her alma mater), Gemma worked in higher-education fundraising and alumni relations for more than eight years; developing and delivering strategic fundraising, stewardship, and communications programmes and initiatives at various organisations including LBS, LSE and the University of Birmingham.


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