We say goodbye to Nicole Gillham after over 7 years
30 July 2015
Nicole Gillham, our Director of Development & Alumni Relations and Executive Director of RREF, will be leaving the Business School after seven and a half years.
Some of you may by now have heard that Nicole Gillham, our Director of Development & Alumni Relations and Executive Director of RREF, will be leaving the Business School after seven and a half years. She has been instrumental in building robust foundations for both Henley and Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF), and significantly growing activities leading to great success in the areas of fundraising, alumni relations, events and the development of inspiring projects, such as Mentoring and Pathways to Property.
Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean of Henley Business School said:
“It has been a real pleasure to work with Nicole and she leaves a very solid team who will continue to build on and deepen our engagement with alumni and other supporters.”
Plans are in train to recruit to the post and it is hoped that there will be a new Director in place by the New Year. In the interim, Ginny Gibson will be acting as the interim director overseeing the activity, alongside the senior team consisting of Gudrun Kuhlmeier, now Head of Alumni Relations & Events, Paola Tinti, newly appointed to Head of Development and Kerry Johnston, Head of Supporter Engagement & Events for RREF activities, who will be driving the programmes forward.
Bryan Laxton, alumnus and RREF Trustee commented:
“Nicole has been instrumental in driving the change from an early stage start up to a mature, well-funded and professionally run organisation that RREF is today. Through Nicole’s dedication, commitment and expertise she has ensured that RREF has become a major force in the property industry, leading the way in many important areas such as diversity. It has been a real pleasure working with Nicole over the last 7 years and we are grateful for all she has achieved whilst at RREF.”
Nicole will take up a new role as Director of Development and External Engagement for the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London from September.