Lisa heads up the fundraising team at the University of Aberdeen Development Trust, which raises £6 million a year in philanthropic donations towards student scholarships, academic research and the University’s heritage. Lisa’s role is to develop and implement fundraising strategy, monitor fundraising performance and activity, lead a team of fundraisers, and manage relationships with key current and potential donors.
An ecologist by training, Lisa worked in nature conservation for twenty years, in the public, private and charity sectors. This included delivering marine research, citizen science, ocean literacy, policy and advocacy programmes with The Wildlife Trusts, the highlight of which was a successful public campaign to secure and shape the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. She then managed the fundraising, membership, marketing and education teams at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, before moving to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee as Head of Offshore Industries Advice. Lisa also ran her own marine education and training business in the UK and Honduras, and has experience of designing and facilitating stakeholder dialogue processes.