Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Angela Michael - Head of Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events
angela.michael@abdn.ac.uk

Angela is responsible for delivering on the mission of the team which is to add value, be creative and raise the profile and reputation of the University through collaborative work with colleagues, the wider region and its communities and external partners locally, nationally and internationally. Previously she has worked across the cultural, tourism and third sectors and also has a background in PR, marketing and fundraising.

The key aim of the PASE team is to support profile, reputation and brand awareness across all areas of our work whether that be through an innovative and exciting events programme, meaningful engagement with internal and external stakeholders or through the team’s work with political and policy engagement.


Jill Murray - Events Manager, Central Festival and Events
j.murray@abdn.ac.uk

Jill has worked at the University for over 14 years in the Events Team. Jill manages the team who deliver a variety of events including festivals, conferences, lectures, VIP visits and virtual events. Jill has a degree in Corporate Communication and has vast experience in funding and sponsorship, project management, marketing and evaluation. Jill is passionate about events and thrives on creativity and new ideas.


Elaine Sinclair - Community and Regional Engagement Officer, Stakeholder Engagement
elaine.sinclair@abdn.ac.uk

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, management and partnership; facilitating and managing teams and projects in multidisciplinary, multiagency and cross sector settings, working at operational, strategic and senior management levels. In local authority, consultancy, higher education and charitable management roles within and outwith the region, Elaine has successfully enabled and managed collaborative teams and projects by building trust and strong relationships to deliver mutual goals and outcomes.


Lottie Rodger - Events Officer, Central Festival and Events
l.rodger@abdn.ac.uk

Lottie is a member of the University Alumni family having graduated in 2009 with a degree in History of Art. She has worked in various roles throughout her career including Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, Communications and Operations Management. Lottie has worked for the University now for 13 years in total and has been a member of the Festival and Events team since 2016. She has worked on many large high-profile projects including several events with members of the Royal Family.


Lynne Grant - Events Officer, Central Festival and Events
lynne.grant@abdn.ac.uk

Lynne possesses the true essence of customer service, with a career in hospitality and event management in some of Scotland’s finest hotels and venues, she excels at organisation and never hesitates to embrace new ideas. Lynne works on many institutional events including the annual International Women’s Day event and has been building relationships within local communities and is leading on a community events programme. As well as this she develops and coordinates social media and marketing plans for various events supporting colleagues across the University.


Philip Bale - Public Affairs Advisor
Philip.bale@abdn.ac.uk

Phil works with the wider team and colleagues across the University community to support our engagement with politicians and policymakers in order to maximise the impact of our research and teaching activities. Phil brings many years’ work experience in a variety of roles within the Welsh parliament, UK parliament and local government, and has also previously worked as a consultant within the financial services industry.

An avid traveler, he has visited over 70 states and territories across the world (including many overseas legislatures!) and in his spare time can be found exploring the many iconic castles, beaches, lochs and glens that Scotland has to offer.


Lucas Peregrin - Events & Digital Insights Officer, Central Festival and Events
Lucas.peregrin@abdn.ac.uk

Lucas is responsible for developing the events programme and the marketing and social media strategy for the PASE team.

A graduate of Cultural Tourism and Heritage Mng masters and Advanced Digital Marketing, Lucas has a varied experience in hospitality, finance, marketing and events & festivals roles. Additionally, he has true passion for delivering engaging festivals and events with a creative mindset.