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Linda Forwood

Linda Forwood
Head of Development Services
Durham University

A passed finalist with the Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants and with a Master's degree in Enterprise Management, Linda has worked in the education sector since 1992. Appointed as Head of Development Services at Durham University in 2010, Linda has responsibility for data and gift processing, reporting, annual giving, stewardship and prospect research and through the development of Durham University's prospecting, stewardship and data improvement processes has supported the growth of cash income from £3M to almost £12M per year - a 400% increase.


Gemma Wicks

Gemma Wicks
Head of Supporter Engagement
Imperial College London

Gemma Wicks is Head of Supporter Engagement at Imperial College London, leading their strategic development events, development communications and donor relations teams and programmes. Prior to this, Gemma was the first Director of Development at Bancroft's School, raising more than £2M to support means-tested scholarships for the Bancroft's Foundation. Gemma has more than fourteen years' experience in educational fundraising; having also developed and delivered strategic stewardship, events and communications programmes and initiatives at various higher-education organisations including LBS, LSE and the University of Birmingham.