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 Marlburian Club or call on 01672 892385.

Simon Lerwill – Foundation Director

Simon joined Marlborough College in January 2020 to lead the Foundation Office. His prime focus is to work with the College community to increase access for talented pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds through the funding of more bursaries. He joined Marlborough from the University of Birmingham, where he was the Director of Development and Alumni Relations – launching the largest ever fundraising and volunteering campaign in the Midlands.

Jan Perrins – Associate Director (Development)

Jan (MInstF (Dip) 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.

Christian Propper – Associate Director (Operations)

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.

Fiona Cottrill – Events Manager

Fiona manages and runs events for the Foundation and for The Marlburian Club. Since her arrival our Club events programme has expanded to encourage OMs, Parents and Friends back in to the College community.

Kate Goodwin – Alumni Engagement Manager

Kate joined the Development Office in September 2013 and became Alumni Relations Manager early in 2014. She liaises closely with the Marlburian Club President, Chairman, Committee and Development Office to grow the offer to Club Members, such as the introduction of MC Global Connect, an engaging program of both social and professional networking events and the mentoring program.



Kate Graham – Development Communications Manager

Kate joined the Development Office in November 2021 from The Queen’s College, Oxford. At Marlborough, she manages the communication programme for the Club and Foundation so if you’d like to share a story, or give your feedback about the Club Magazine, or the Donor Report, do get in touch.


Ruby Osland – Alumni & Personal Assistant

Ruby joined the Development Office in November 2021 as Alumni and Personal Assistant. She works closely with the Foundation Director as well as in the Alumni Office by responding to enquiries, supporting the running of events and assisting the Alumni Engagement Manager with the Marlburian Club activities.