CEAC 2018

Planning Committee

Developed with the help of volunteers, CASE Europe's Annual Conference brings together experts from the advancement professions of marketing, communications, alumni relations, fundraising and philanthropy, along with strategy and leadership to select and develop the Conference programme for their peers.

The CASE Europe Annual Conference 2018 Planning Committee is:

Directors Forum and Strategy Track

Graeme Byrne
Director of Development
University of East Anglia

Graeme is the Director of Development at UEA where their £50m fundraising effort, The Difference Campaign, is moving its final months. He has been at UEA for seven years before which he worked for a number of charities including The Papworth Trust and The Prince's Trust.

Graeme has also been an Associate Partner at More Partnership for 4 years. He is also a Founder of Lagotto Solutions, which creates intelligent software to help its clients unearth their best prospects and generate leads.


Nathalie Fontana
Director of Philanthropy
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Nathalie is a Swiss national and has been involved in fundraising for 15 years of which 10 years in the Higher Education sector in Switzerland and the UK. In 2013 she has joined the Development Office of the University of Oxford as ‘Head of Development for Student Support'. In 2015 she has been promoted to lead the ‘Principal Gifts' team which is active in Asia-Pacific, Europe, China Mainland, Latin & Central America and the Middle East. Before joining the University of Oxford she was ‘Director of Strategic Partnerships' and part of the leadership team at ETH Zurich Foundation, the fundraising organization of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Nathalie has been in leadership roles for almost 20 years. From 1998-2002 she was a Managing Director of an interior design company and from 2002-2007 she was the Managing Director at the "Haus Konstruktiv' a mid-size art museum, both in Zurich, Switzerland.

Her primary education is in Business, Commerce and Trade. She holds a Master in Arts Management as well as a diploma in Corporate Communications from the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich and a diploma in Fundraising from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.


Heather Campbell
Head of Regular Giving
Imperial College London

Heather Campbell re-joined Imperial College London in January 2013 as head of regular giving. Heather is responsible for developing and implementing the overall regular giving strategy and oversees the College's direct mail, telephone, email, social media and web fundraising appeals. The current priority for the programme is to double the size of the Regular Giving team and the number of appeals, in addition to expanding the programme to new constituencies and growing donor numbers.

Heather started her development career in the UK in 2005 at Imperial working in both alumni relations and regular giving. In 2010, she became the Head of the annual fund at the LSE where she revamped the gift club structure, implemented direct debits and managed the allocation process. Heather first fundraised as a student caller for her own university's annual fund.

Marketing and Communications

Katarina Hagg
Vice-President External Affairs
Stockholm School of Economics

Katarina is the Vice President for External Relations at the Stockholm School of Economics, where the vision is to become a school not just for the business community, but for society as a whole. As such she oversees the school's overarching relationship-building activities including fundraising, alumni and corporate relations, marketing and communications as well as employer branding and career management. With a background in both academia and business, she emphasizes the continuous development of industry collaboration as a vehicle for improving and innovating higher education.

Katarina has previously held leadership positions at Arcada University Helsinki, real estate company Akademiska Hus, communications consultancy JKL/MS&L, and Nokia. She holds a master's degree in International Business Administration from Gothenburg University's School of Business, Economics and Law and has lived and worked in Germany, France, the UK, Finland and Sweden.

Alex Miles

Alex Miles
Deputy Director, External Relations and Public Affairs
University of Nottingham

Alex Miles is Deputy Director, External Relations (Public Affairs) at The University of Nottingham. His remit includes international government relations across the University's campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, supporting the impact of the University's research amongst policy-makers, strategic reputation and relationship management, higher education policy and supporting the Vice-Chancellor and University Executive Board. Prior to this, Alex established the national political affairs and policy function at the University of Warwick, where he was responsible for developing relationships between the university and policy-makers in Westminster, Whitehall and the wider policy community, as well as public engagement and Festivals. Prior to this, Alex held roles in public affairs at Warwick; as the Policy and Parliamentary adviser for the mission-group, University Alliance; as the Business Development Manager for the University of Sheffield's Public Services Academy and in Economic Policy for Sheffield City Council. He has an master's degree in global politics and law from the University of Sheffield, where he was also an undergraduate.

Schools/Small Shops

Emily Robin
Director of Development
American School of Paris

A seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in higher education and schools, Emily Robin is the strategic and operational leader of an integrated advancement program at the American School of Paris, an international school of 800 students. In this role, Emily aligns staff and resources to build capacity for sustained success in recruiting and enrolling students, securing philanthropic support, engaging the School's constituents, and promoting the ASP brand. As chief development officer, she is also responsible for an €11M capital campaign concluding this year.

Emily began her career at the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School, and most recently oversaw the Major Gifts program at Bryn Mawr College. She has also served on the board of the Ecole Française Internationale de Philadelphie. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn's Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, Emily also holds a Master's degree, with Distinction, from University College, London.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @emilyarobin

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