Peter O'Connor

Peter O'Connor

Head of Development (Asia)
Imperial College London


Peter joined the Global Development team at Imperial College in December 2017 where he is Head of Development (Asia). He is responsible for raising philanthropic support for the College across East and Southeast Asia, and (subject to Global Pandemics) travels almost monthly focusing his work on China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. He acts as a point of contact across the advancement division with respect to working in Asia, and assists with alumni relations and other work in the region. He insists he "doesn't suffer from jetlag", but drinks suspiciously large quantities of coffee when on the road, although he has gone coffee-total since the end of the March.

Prior to joining Imperial College, Peter worked for Merton College, University of Oxford, in regular giving and subsequently major gifts (during which time, he first began working internationally across North America and Asia).

Whilst completing his studies at Oxford as a student, Peter first worked in fundraising as a student caller, and later a student supervisor, at the University of Oxford Development Office.