The Development Office

The Development Office is responsible for supporting both the Foundation and Marlburian Club. The Office works closely with the Marlburian Club to engage with Old Marlburians through events and communication. For general enquiries, please email the Development Office on or call on 01672 892558.

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Director of Development

Simon Lerwill

Simon joined Marlborough College in January 2020 to lead the Development Office team. His prime focus is to work with the College community to fund more life-changing bursaries for motivated and talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. He joined Marlborough from the University of Birmingham, where he was the Director of Development and Alumni Relations and led the team which launched the largest ever fundraising and volunteering campaign in the Midlands.

Associate Director (Development)

Jan Perrins

Jan joined Marlborough in 2010, and enjoys working with colleagues to build effective relationships between the College and the wider Old Marlburian community, past and current parents, and friends of Marlborough College.

Associate Director (Club and Campaign)

Christian Propper

Chris leads the operational team responsible for supporting our fundraising campaigns, events and communications. He also works closely with the Marlburian Club Committee on their priorities and goals.

Events Manager​

Fiona Cottrill

Fiona runs events for the Marlburian Club and the Marlborough College Foundation. These events range from professional networking and reunions to lectures and sporting events with many more in between.


Kate Goodwin

Kate supports the Marlburian Club Committee, the professional networking and sports groups and works with the Development Office to grow an engaging offer for Old Marlburians, including supporting their volunteering and mentoring activities.

Development Communications Manager

Kate Gaffka

Kate manages the communication programme for the Club and the Marlborough Difference Campaign. If you’d like to share a story or give your feedback about the Club Magazine, or the Campaign Report, please do get in touch.

Research and Data Manager

Liz Hinde ​

Liz manages the Old Marlburian database and oversees the processing of donations, thanking and works with the Foundation trustees to ensure that our gift acceptance policy is adhered to.


Ruby Osland

Ruby supports the Communications Manager in developing an engaging and informative communication programme. She collates news for the website and our social media platform, as well as supporting the Marlborough Difference Telephone Campaign and our Campaign Callers. Do contact Ruby to share your news and updates.

Magazine Editor

Jane Green

Following a successful career in the world of educational publishing, Jane returned to the College in 2010 and has worked in various marketing roles for the Club, Foundation and the College since then. She is currently Marketing Communications Manager for the College and the Marlburian Club Magazine Editor.