Andrew Thomas

Associate Director

 

 

 

 

Andrew is an experienced international fundraiser who has held director-level roles within the HE and charity sectors. He moved in to philanthropy following a career in commercial sport and has maintained a detailed connection with the industry through capital and revenue fundraising assignments with The Lord’s Taverners, University of Oxford and most recently as Director of Fundraising at the International Paralympic Committee in Germany (2015-2019), where he worked globally to support the development of Para sport in developing nations.

Between 2008 and 2012 he was part of the University of Oxford’s development office team that achieved the ‘Oxford Thinking’ campaign’s initial target of £1.25bn. Fulfilling roles as an Associate Director and the Head of Development for Sport, his primary focus was on a capital campaign to redevelop the famous Iffley Road sports complex and assisting the 80 student-led sports clubs with their alumni engagement and funding priorities. Highlights also including welcoming the Olympic Torch to Oxford in 2012 and playing a significant role in enabling the Women’s Boat Race to be showcased alongside the men’s from 2015.

As Director of Development at St Peter’s College, Oxford between 2012 and 2015, Andrew helped improve the financial fortunes of one of the University’s younger and least endowed colleges, including the securing of a £5m gift for the renovation of the public spaces of the college.

Through his career assignments, Andrew has also developed a detailed understanding of how a range of affinity-based organisations manage relationships and services on behalf of their members, including farmers, tennis clubs, athletes, university alumni and charitable donors.