Ellie Gray

Manager, Strategic Donor Relations

I joined the Alumni Relations and Development team in June 2014 having recently emigrated from the UK.  The focus of my role is to develop and implement a “best practice” donor relations programme across the University.  This is about recognising the support of our major donors and thanking them in appropriate ways.  Saying “thank you” to those who support our work, connecting them with the difference their donations make and motivating them to give again is my goal.

Over the last 17 years, I’ve held leadership roles in several UK charities.  I hope my experience gained then and the work I do now will make a good contribution to achieving the University’s vision as well as increasing the impact of philanthropy in New Zealand.