Meet the Chairs
Markus works in international alumni engagement which includes managing a network of 270+ volunteers running 60+ alumni groups across the world. London is also in his job description where he runs programmes aimed at specific alumni segments.
Markus enjoys designing and launching new initiatives to meet evolving strategic needs; most recently developing a ‘recent graduate’ programme in London, a global volunteer activism campaign and conferences for alumni volunteers in specific global regions.
Markus has worked for Manchester in various roles in and outside of alumni relations; including alumni communications and teaching and learning support.
Peter moved from Canada to Germany in 2017 to join the über-international European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). In his role with EMBL Alumni Relations, he created a volunteer programme from scratch and has empowered alumni volunteers in over 80 countries. In addition to the volunteer programme, Peter oversees innovative, alumni-led events around the world which raise EMBL’s profile and strengthen life science communities. In 2018, two EMBL alumni won the CASE Europe Volunteer of the Year Award for these aforementioned events and he is looking forward to sharing their story with you.
Peter has spent his entire career in university advancement and non-profit fundraising, including roles in development and alumni relations, previously with the University of Victoria.