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20 June 2024

Georgina Cannon appointed Executive Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations

Georgina will join King’s in November 2024 from the University of Cambridge

Georgina Cannon hs

Following an extensive search process, King’s College London is delighted to announce that Georgina Cannon has been appointed Executive Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations.

Georgina will join King’s at the start of November from the University of Cambridge where she currently holds the role of Managing Director of Development. During her time at the University of Cambridge, Georgina was part of the team that delivered the University’s £2bn fundraising campaign ‘Dear World…Yours Cambridge’, which closed ahead of schedule in 2022. She previously held the position of Director of Development, Schools and Institutions where she led the team responsible for fundraising for the University’s non-medical academic schools, departments and collections.

Having begun her career working with international NGOs before moving into higher education, Georgina brings over 20 years’ experience working as a professional fundraiser for non-profit institutions.

The Executive Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations joins King’s at an exciting time as we refocus our fundraising and alumni relations functions to ensure we can continue to meet our philanthropic ambitions. Georgina’s experience and expertise will be instrumental in enabling us to deliver an integrated fundraising and engagement programme, rejuvenate alumni relations, and secure transformational gifts as King’s approaches its 200th anniversary in 2029.

Professor Shitij Kapur, Vice-Chancellor & President

The King's community looks forward to welcoming Georgina in November 2024.

On her appointment, Georgina said:

I am thrilled to be joining King's in the Autumn and look forward to working with the vibrant academic community and leading the fantastic philanthropy and alumni relations team. I am excited about what we can achieve together for King's and the society it seeks to serve.

Georgina Cannon, appointed Executive Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations

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Shitij Kapur

Vice-Chancellor & President of King's College London