Katrina Allan - Head of Alumni Relations & Regular Giving

Katrina is responsible for the strategic development and direction of alumni engagement and regular giving programming at the University of Aberdeen, leading a talented and dedicated team of alumni and fundraising professionals who are committed to engaging the Aberdeen family in the future of the University.

katrina.allan@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 272097

Fiona Urquhart - Alumni Relations Manager & Deputy Head of Alumni Relations & Regular Giving

Fiona is responsible for overseeing the entire alumni engagement programme, with specific strategic responsibility for alumni volunteering and recognition. She is also responsible for regional alumni engagement with Qatar campus alumni and alumni in the Americas.

Fiona is also the liaison for affinity-based engagement for the Business School and School of Law.

f.urquhart@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 274247

Lynne Black - Community Stewardship Officer

Lynne is responsible for co-ordinating and supporting community fundraising in aid of the University.

Her role covers co-ordination of community fundraising events, donor care and administration for community donor-fundraisers including fundraising advice and assistance, gift processing, and reporting and stewardship.

lynne.black@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 272087

Chloe Bruce - Alumni Relations Officer

Chloe BruceChloe is responsible for leading on alumni communications, alumni engagement in China and Europe, and affinity-based engagement for the Schools of Divinity, History, and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture; and Social Science.

Chloe also oversees the strategic development and delivery of alumni events.

chloe.bruce@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 274571 

Nicole Cochrane - Alumni Relations Officer

Nicole CochraneNicole is responsible for our alumni benefits and services programme and the parent and family programme, as well as alumni CPD and staff/on-campus alumni engagement. She is also responsible for regional alumni engagement in Aberdeen and South-East Asia, and affinity-based engagement for the School of Psychology and School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition.

Nicole also provides administrative support to the Business Committee of the General Council.

nicole.cochrane@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 274097

Gary Coull - Alumni Relations Officer

Gary looks after Alumni Relations' engagement with students and alumni-to-student engagement, as well as recent alumni and constituent-based engagement. He is also responsible for regional alumni engagement in Africa, South Asia, and the UK, and affinity-based engagement for the School of Biological Sciences; Engineering; Geosciences; and Natural & Computing Sciences.

He also works closely with Fiona in providing support to alumni volunteering and alumni networks.

gary.coull@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 274570

Claire Henderson - Development Officer (Regular Giving)

Claire is responsible for our regular giving programme and looks after supporters who make regular donations to the University of Aberdeen Development Trust.


She is also responsible for the development and implementation of our digital fundraising, annual fundraising appeals, and telephone campaigns.


claire.henderson@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 272087

Joe Johnston - Events and Communications Assistant

Joe looks after all our alumni social media accounts and so is often the face behind our tweets and posts!

He also edits our alumni blog and the alumni website, creates most of our video content and provides vital assistance to events, with a particular focus on alumni reunions.

j.johnston@abdn.ac.uk / +44 (0)1224 273234