Caroline Davis and Pamela Agar to be CASE Europe's New Co-Executive Directors
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Davis and Pamela Agar as CASE Europe’s Co-Executive Directors, a unique leadership post they will begin in November.
Currently, both serve as Directors of External Relations, Communication and Marketing at St George’s, University of London, a job share arrangement they have been in for the past three years during which time they have led a team of professionals responsible for communications, marketing, digital, design, and development and alumni relations.
“Caroline and Pamela presented us with a unique opportunity to leverage their considerable experience, skills, and relationships in the educational advancement community to realise CASE’s ambitions for the association across the CASE Europe region and as a vital part of our global organisation and community,” said CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham.
In their joint leadership role, Caroline and Pamela will work to achieve CASE’s strategic intent of defining the competencies and standards for the profession of advancement and leading and championing their dissemination and application across the world’s educational institutions.
“Throughout our shared career experiences, we’ve been motivated by opportunities to shape and showcase communities that transform lives through education,” said Caroline. “We’ve been privileged to work alongside talented and driven advancement professionals and are excited about harnessing all that we’ve learnt about their needs to ensure CASE Europe offers members support to succeed.”
“Both of us are familiar with the buzz you get at CASE events and the strong support network CASE offers,” echoed Pamela. “Energy and inspiration come from connecting with others who have a shared sense of commitment to their institution’s mission. We look forward to extending the reach of CASE to benefit more advancement professionals and to championing the impact they make.”
Prior to their job-sharing role at St George’s, both worked at Imperial College London—Caroline as Head of Communications and then Acting Director of Communications and Public Affairs and Pamela as Head of Design and Digital--- where they developed their strong working relationship.
Separately, Pamela was the Managing Director of content strategy agency Pickle Jar Communications and has worked with a range of schools and universities as a freelance digital strategy consultant. She has been a CASE volunteer for multiple roles including CASE Circle of Excellence Awards judge, conference speaker and communications track chair for the CASE Europe Annual Conference in 2014-2015.
Caroline holds substantial experience as a volunteer with Girlguiding, a UK organisation of nearly 400,000 members devoted to empowering girls through fun and adventure. She previously served as a Trustee and as International Commissioner, shaping the organisation’s international strategy.
Maarten Vervaat will continue in his role as the Europe region’s Interim Executive Director until mid-September, after which CASE’s Vice-President of People, Culture and Talent Rob Henry will lead the office until Pamela and Caroline officially begin on 1 November.
CASE—the Council for Advancement and Support of Education—is a global, not-for-profit membership association with a vision to advance education to transform lives and society.
CASE is the home for advancement professionals, inspiring, challenging, and equipping them to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. CASE defines the competencies and standards for the profession of advancement, leading, and championing their dissemination and application with more than 97,000 advancement professionals at 3,100 member institutions in 80 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professionals gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, communications, fundraising, government relations, and marketing. These professionals are at all stages of their careers and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural institutions, or other not-for-profits. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of a community of international volunteers to advance its work, and its membership includes many educational partners who work closely with the educational sector.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore, and Mexico City to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders, particularly its members, volunteers, and staff.