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David StreetDavid Street
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5556

I joined City, University of London in January 2012 from the University of East Anglia where I had undertaken a similar role since 2002. This followed a period working with an international fundraising consultancy. Prior to that I held senior positions within Barclays plc in the Retail Banking sector.

My role is to work with the team to develop further, relationships with City’s former students and many friends to help improve the experience our students receive, support the development of life-changing research and to help provide outstanding facilities of which we can all be proud.

Maryam Farooqi
Development Assistant
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5507

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Viola PolakowskaViola Polakowska
Head of Alumni Relations
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5277

Contact me for anything alumni related! If you've got success to promote, if you have any ideas about how we can improve your alumni experience, or just to connect - I am always happy to meet for coffee and a chat.

Cristina FelizCristina Feliz
Alumni Relations Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5567

Contact me if you are interested in: learning more about what the City Alumni Team can offer to the Alumni Community; would like to organise City alumni events in London or your home country, and to share ideas on how to engage the City alumni network.

Tracey DuoduTracey Duodu
Cass Alumni Relations Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 0929

Contact me for UK and international Alumni Events, contacting lost classmates from your time at the University and volunteering for the International Ambassadors Programme. Also get in touch if you have any questions about our Special Interest Group "CEN", The Cass Entrepreneurial Network.

Mickella NikoiMickella Nikoi
Alumni Communications Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5551
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I look after our alumni communication channels; including the website, blog and social media. Contact me if you’d like to promote your success or reach out to other alumni. View our news and publications. You can also join our LinkedIn groups or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Emma HorriganEmma Horrigan
Cass Alumni Communications Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8674

If you want to promote your success to other alumni - whether by email, website or on social media - I run the alumni facebook page and LinkedIn groups.

Stella StoyanovaStella Stoyanova
Alumni Relations Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5553
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Contact me for anything alumni events related! I support the establishment, development and delivery of a programme of UK and international alumni events and activities to support the needs of alumni, individual School initiatives and the Institution.

You can also contact me if you would like help organising your own reunion with your former classmates or are interested in representing the Alumni Network in your home country and would like to become an Alumni Ambassador.

Rui Barros-SilvaRui Barros-Silva
Cass Alumni Relations Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5118

I'm based at Cass Business School and I bridge, manage and harness interactions between the University, the School and the alumni community. I promote and organise relationships, collaborations and events, and manage and provide guidance for our alumni ambassadors – please contact me if you would like to support or engage with the Cass Alumni Community.

Zohra Painda
Alumni Relations Assistant
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5557

My role within the team is to work collaboratively with my colleagues to support the delivery of engagement with alumni. I act as first point of contact for all generic alumni enquiries, providing advice and guidance to former students. Contact me if you require a City alumni card or for any other enquiries.

Madicken Malm
Cass Alumni Relations Assistant
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8373


Allison PlattAllison Platt
Development Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5220

I’ve joined City after years of fundraising experience in the United States in the arts and culture sector for The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. A connector and networker by nature, I look forward to building relationships with City Alumni, friends and family of the University.

My drive is to help deliver income to the institution to benefit the students and future of City, University of London. Contact me if you would like to make an impact for City’s present and future.

Anna AnikeevaAnna Anikeeva
Trusts and Foundations Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8008

After several years fundraising for various non for profits in the UK and abroad, I am excited to be joining City, University of London. I look after income generation from Trusts and Foundations for a range of projects across the University. Funding from Trusts enables City to pilot innovative ideas, support students and their experience and continuously improve University facilities. Contact me if you want to partner with us to make a difference to City now and in the future.

Jason BarlowJason Barlow
Regular Giving Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5231

I joined City in May 2016 after working in a similar role at Kingston University. Prior to that I was a member of the Royal Navy where I served in various roles including at the Ministry of Defence and aboard HMY Britannia.

I am responsible for City’s regular giving programmes and legacy fundraising. If you would like to make a donation to the City or Cass Future Fund, initiatives that support our current and future students, or, are interested in remembering City or Cass in your will, please contact me.

Mark BlackledgeMark Blackledge
Development Research Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5560

I research the database and maintaining the prospect management system. Keeping up to date on any news about our alumni, I’m your first port of call if you require information on a particular Alumnus and their achievements.

Mylen Namocatcat
Development Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 4500

I joined City, University of London in March 2017 and have several years of major donor fundraising experience with charities such as Victim Support and Alzheimer's Society. I enjoy building relationships and look forward to meeting City's and Cass' alumni, supporters and friends. My role is to build relationships and secure income from individuals to help current and prospective student as well as support and grow the university's academic excellence.

Contact me if you would like to support us and make a difference to City, University of London.

Jesal VajaJesal Vaja
Donor Relations Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5164

I joined City in 2008 after working in school fundraising for 3 years. I started off working as the Alumni Development Coordinator where I assisted on the Telephone Campaigns as part of the Annual Fund. I now work as part of the Donor Relations team and we develop and implement the stewardship programme. We also manage the administration of externally funded scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

Kelly RushKelly Rush
Donor Relations Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5205

I have worked at City for over 10 years, starting at Cass as assistant in the Deans Office before joining the Development & Alumni Relations team. I now work in the Donor Relations team; we are responsible for managing the relationships with our existing donors and keeping them informed of the impact their donation is making.

Angelina Mahendra
Donor Relations Officer
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5291

I joined City in 2012 after working in various roles in further and higher education including student mentoring, student support and admissions. I work as part of the Donor Relations team and we develop and implement the University’s stewardship programme. We also manage the administration of externally funded scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

Queen IlebodeQueen Ilebode
Development Assistant
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5564

I joined City in September 2016 as the Society Administrator for the Students’ Union. I later joined the DARO team in October 2016 as a Development Assistant for the Fundraising team. I am responsible for processing the team’s incoming gifts, assisting with the management of the autumn and spring student telephone fundraising campaigns, supporting the Donor Relations teams with data management and also providing general admin support to the Fundraising team.


Naeem Gamrai Naeem Gamrai
Database Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5288
I am responsible for managing the operational and strategic functions of the alumni database and provide support to the DARO team on a day to day basis.

Ajha Khanom-MiahAjha Khanom-Miah
Database Administrator
T: +44 (0)20 7040 5206
I support the Database Manager and work on various projects to maintain quality by improving the consistency and reliability of the alumni database.

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