Chair and Speakers
Robert is an award-winning Development and Alumni Relations professional within the Higher Education sector with over 8 years’ experience. He co-founded the Special Gifts Network and CASE Graduate Trainee Alumni Group. Robert, with his team of three, is currently responsible for the growing areas of Alumni Relations, Fundraising, Stakeholder Relations and Civic Engagement at Solent University. Outside of work Robert is a Local Authority School Governor and the Communications Manager for Eastleigh Scouts.
Having joined the American School of Paris as Director of Advancement after working in higher education both in France and Brazil, I am helping explore how we can really be the backbone of the school, filling it with students, fueling it with an energized engaged alumni community and funding it with donors who understand that education, unlike the stock market, never loses its value!
Gustavo Segui is Director of Marketing & Advancement at the International School of Curitiba (ISC), Board Member at the American Chamber of Commerce in Curitiba and teacher at Aldeia Co-working. He has worked for the past 9 years in the education sector with previous experience at Volkswagen HQ in International Marketing & Sales. With a strong background in Marketing, Design, Sales and Fundraising, he has been an invited speaker at many business related conferences. Currently he's directing the areas of Admissions, Communications & Marketing, Community & Events and Fundraising, alongside being a member of ISC School Leadership and ISC Culture Leadership - building organisational culture and driving professional development.
Fiona is the Head of Development at the Grammar School at Leeds. She joined the school from the University of Leeds where she was the lead on the Student Theme of their first major campaign “Making a World of Difference” which successfully raised over £60 million. Fiona has experience of multidimensional campaigns and is particularly skilled in fundraising for bursary and outreach projects. Her role at GSAL is to professionalise the development activity; establishing protocols and procedures, developing the events and engagement strategy, and of course fundraising.