Consulting assignments have included:

International Schools:

  • Singapore American School – Assistance with the establishment of a Development function
  • International School of Kuala Lumpur – Board seminar on Development and planning; fundraising, alumni relations; marketing and admissions review
  • Seoul Foreign School, South Korea – feasibility study for the introduction of a development function  and induction of two Directors of Development
  • Hong Kong International School – assistance with annual giving program and a study of staff housing options
  • Shanghai American School – feasibility study re philanthropic and corporate sponsorship support for capital works and school programs
  • Chinese International School, Hong Kong – orientation and training for capital appeal volunteers re a major capital works programme
  • Kellett School, Hong Kong – feasibility study for the introduction of a development function re a proposed move from a just Primary school to K -12
  • American International School, Vienna – Development audit and opportunity scan relative to campus re-location funding
  • Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria – feasibility study for the introduction of a development function in support of a new campus
  • Munich International School – Board seminar on Development opportunities;  capital campaign planning; annual giving and alumni relations planning
  • British International School, Jakarta – Board seminar and training on Development opportunities
  • St John’s International School, Brussels – Board seminar and training on Development opportunities
  • Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok – Board seminar and training on Development opportunities and induction of a Director of Development
  • United World College of South East Asia, Singapore – feasibility study for the establishment of a Development Department for the funding of scholarships; review of web site, ongoing advice re the encouragement of philanthropy
  • Australian International School, Hong Kong – reviews of governance, finance, administration structure, fundraising opportunities and marketing performance; searches for Head of School, Business Administrator and Development Director
  • International School of Phnom Penh – Board seminar on fundraising and planning strategies re building of a new campus
  • Johor International School (Planned K – 12 school) – Market and financial feasibility study and planning, development of educational architectural brief
  • IGB International School, Kuala Lumpur – Market and financial feasibility study and planning
  • German Swiss International School, Hong Kong – appointment of Head of Development re funding for a campus expansion programme
  • Langkawi Island International School, Malaysia – feasibility study
  • Faith Academy, Manila – Preparation of  a Business Plan for the Advancement (fundraising) function

Australasian Schools:

  • Mt Scopus College, Melbourne – review of all administration functions
  • Immanuel College, Adelaide – feasibility study for the introduction of a Development function
  • Geelong Grammar School – review of Development operation and appointment of Director of Development
  • Wesley College, Melbourne – capital appeal feasibility study and on-going support for two appeals; establishment of networking amongst alumni and parents in Asia
  • Firbank Grammar School, Melbourne – fundraising feasibility study and on-going support for a capital appeal
  • Fintona Girls’ School – marketing and fundraising review
  • Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Christchurch – review of Development function and capital appeal feasibility study.


  • University of Limerick, Ireland – evaluation of fundraising potential in Australia
  • RMIT University, Melbourne – audit of Development strategy and processes
  • New College, University of NSW, Sydney – review of business administration; assistance with the appointment of a Business Director
  • University of Tasmania Alumni Association – Board retreat facilitation
  • National University of Singapore – international tax deductibility advice for offshore philanthropy from alumni
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – international tax deductibility advice re philanthropy and implementation
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ – annual giving feasibility study
  • Queen’s College, University of Melbourne, – research for and construction of a long term Business Plan in support of a three stage capital works program. Oversight of bequest program.

Conference speaking assignments have included:


1998     EARCOS Administrators’ Conference – Shanghai, China

                        “Alumni Relations and Fundraising in International Schools”

 2000     EARCOS Administrators’ Conference – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

                        “Researching and Establishing a Development Office”

 2001    EARCOS Administrators’ Conference – Bangkok, Thailand

                        “Development Yes; but where are the gifts?”

 2002    ECIS Administrators’ Conference – Budapest, Hungary

                   “Fundraising in International Education” – capital appeals and annual giving

 2002    EARCOS Administrators’ Conference – Beijing, China

                        “Fundraising in International Schools – what’s worked and what hasn’t”

2002    AGIS Administrators’ Conference – Hamburg, Germany

                        “Development opportunities in International Schools”

2003     CASE Europe Schools Conference – Manchester, UK

                    “Critical Success Factors in International Fundraising”

2003     National University of Singapore Alumni Relations Seminar – Singapore

                        “Successful Alumni Relations Programs”

2004     ECIS Administrators’ Conference – Dublin, Ireland

                    “Development – What’s in it for my school”

2004    Tri Association Administrators, Conference – Mexico City, Mexico

                        “Development and Alumni Relations in International Schools”

2004    Malaysian & Singaporean International Schools Seminar – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                        “Development and Marketing in International Schools”

2004    AISA Administrators’ Conference – Nairobi, Kenya

                        “Development and Alumni Relations in International Schools”

2005    CEESA Conference – Zagreb, Croatia

                         “Development and Alumni Relations in International Schools”

2005     ECIS Administrators’ Conference – Prague, Czech Republic

                        “International Development- What Lessons?” and “Major Gifts – How to Ask”

2005     CASE Asia International Schools Conference – Bangkok, Thailand

                        Numerous topics as a facilitator

2005     FOBISSEA Heads’ Conference – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

                        Best Practice Development in International Schools

2006     CASE Asia Pacific Conference – Singapore

                        Bequest and Legacy Case Studies and Opportunities in Education

2006     ADAPE Biennial Conference – Auckland, New Zealand

                        “Making the Ask”, and “A Fundraising Ethical Hypothetical”

2006     CASE/EARCOS Administrators’ Conference – Bangkok, Thailand

                        Five sessions on Board Relationships, Fundraising and Development Case Studies 

2007     Search Associates Development Workshop – Bangkok Thailand

                        Development Case Studies – Fundraising and Marketing in international schools

2007     Hong Kong International Schools’ Seminar – Hong Kong

                  “Best practice fundraising and ventures case studies in international schools”

2007     International Schools’ Seminar – Beijing China

                  “Fundraising, alumni relations and marketing case studies in international         schools”

2007     CASE/EARCOS Administrators’ Conference – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                  “Fundraising Feasibility Studies”, “International Schools – the Macro Economic Scene”, “Making the Ask” and “A Fundraising Ethical Hypothetical”

2008    CASE Asia Pacific Conference – Hong Kong
                                “Pre-conference orientation on working in Asia”


1992     ADAPE/FIA Biennial Conference – Canberra, ACT

                    “1992 Australasian Fundraiser of the Year – Acceptance Speech”

1996     ADAPE/CASE Biennial Conference – Gold Coast, Queensland

                          “Donor Research – a Vital Tool for Development Professionals”

1997     ADAPE “Discovering Development” Training Programme – Melbourne, Victoria

                          Case Studies: “Gifts that made a difference”

1998     ADAPE Biennial Conference – Adelaide, South Australia

                         “Senior Practitioners in Development – What are the Challenges”

2001     ASBA Biennial Conference – Sydney, New South Wales

                          “The Business Manager and the Changing Face of Development”

2001     ADAPE Regional Conference – Hobart, Tasmania

                          “Alumni Relations – How technology can assist effectiveness”

2004     FMRC Schools’ Development Seminars, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

                          “Development opportunities in schools”

  2006     ACER Effective Schools Marketing Conference, Melbourne

                        Community & Alumni Relations in Schools – Opportunities & Processes”



ACER:         Australian Council for Educational Research  

 ADAPE:      Association of Development & Alumni Professionals in Education – Australia

 AGIS:           Association of German International Schools

 AISA:           Association of International Schools in Africa

 ASBA:         Association of School Bursars & Administrators – Australia   

 CASE:         Council for Advancement & Support of Education – Nth America & Europe

 CEESA:       Central and Eastern European Schools Association  

 EARCOS:    East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools

 ECIS:            European Council of International Schools   

 FIA:               Fundraising Institute of Australia

 FMRC:          FMRC Education, Sydney, Australia

 FOBISSEA:  Federation of British International School in South East Asia              

 Tri Assoc:    Tri Association of International Schools, Mexico, Central America & Caribbean

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