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Contact the Development Office
Tel: 01672 892384
Twitter: @OldMarlburians

Director of Development
Jan Perrins MInstF (Dip)

Jan Perrins

Jan was appointed Director of Development in August 2017 but has been part of the Marlborough Development Team since December 2010.

She oversees all aspects of the office’s work, including the Marlborough College Foundation, Marlburian Club, Communications and Archives.

Jan moved to Marlborough from a fundraising and PR role for a charity which ran an education programme for children with special educational needs but her background is in journalism, working as a journalist on daily newspapers, editing a number of business and consumer magazines, as well a four-years with a Communications agency.

She holds the Diploma in Fundraising from the Institute of Fundraising and is a Regional Vice-President of the Independent Development Professionals in Education, the professional body for those working in Development.

Please contact Jan on 01672 892439 or She loves to hear from alumni and parents.

Principal Gifts Manager
Jon Copp

Jon CoppJon joined Common Room in September 1981 having completed a BEd Hons in Physical Education at St Luke's College, Exeter. Following a two-year teaching exchange to Geelong College in Australia, he was appointed Director of Physical Education in 1988. Jon coached hockey at Marlborough College from 1981 through to 2013 with various stints as Master in Charge of both boys and girls.

Alongside his teaching and following in the footsteps of his friend and mentor David Whitaker (CR 76-86), Jon pursued a successful hockey coaching career at club and international level. After short periods with Bath University and the Oxford Blues, he took up the coaching position at Reading HC and went on to lead Great Britain at two Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney.

In 2001, Jon returned to the College taking a new role as Director of Summer School. Over the past decade he has successfully guided the event, now widely regarded as the market leader. More recently, Jon has assumed responsibility for wider commercial activity as Director of Enterprise, before stepping up to as Director of Development in January 2014. In August 2017, Jon stepped aside as Director of Development but continues to work in fundraising.

Events Manager
Fiona Cottrill

Chris TannerFiona joined in March 2015 to run events for OMs, Parents and Development. Since her arrival our Club events programme has already expanded in the hope that many of you will be encouraged back to the College to meet your peers.

Her background is in marketing and she worked previously for The Children’s Society, where she ran events for the Legacies Team and was involved in producing creative content for fundraising campaigns.


PA to Development Director & Alumni Relations Manager
Kate Goodwin

Kate O'ConnorKate joined the Development team in September 2013 from St John’s Academy, Marlborough where her role as Events Co-Ordinator included managing The Theatre on the Hill and development of St John's facilities as an artistic community resource.  Previously PA to Lady Hollick and Administrator of The Hollick Family Charitable Trust, Kate worked in Publishing as Editorial Co-Ordinator at Transworld, part of the Random House Group,  Assistant to Anthony Sheil at Sheil Land Literary Agency and to Ken McReddie at Ken McReddie Associates Theatrical Agency. 

Kate began her career as a Stage Manager and worked on wide variety of productions ranging from Panto at York Theatre Royal to 'Cats' at The New London Theatre in Drury Lane.

 Communications Manager
Jane Green (B3, 1982-84)

Jane GowAn OM herself, Jane joined the Development Team in August 2010 following a successful career in the world of educational publishing, where she worked in various marketing roles for over 20 years. Jane has a degree in English Literature and a great deal of experience producing marketing material for print and the web. Her connection with the College is life-long: her father (David, CR 1962-1995) taught History and was Master in Charge of Cricket for many years before becoming Director of the Summer School (1981-1993).

She is herself an OM (B3 1982-1984), and has been a tutor in Summerfield House since 2001. She has two daughters, who are both at Marlborough.

Information & Communications Officer
Ian Leonard

Ian LeonardIan joined the Development Team in July 2012 and is now the Information and Communications Officer. He was previously a Government photographer with The British Museum, The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and latterly with English Heritage.

Ian’s expertise lies in managing the Alumni database and digitizing archive materials.  You may also meet him behind the camera at Alumni Events.


Alumni Relations Assistant
Alex Martin

Chris TannerAn alumnus of Ardingly College, Alex joined the team as Alumni Relations Assistant in April 2016. She has past experience in performance management and policy co-ordination at the British Transport Police, policy administration at Victim Support and mentoring work with Crime Concern.

She works closely with Kate Goodwin helping run the day-to-day activities of the Marlburian Club and works term time only.


Website & Social Media Manager

Chris Tanner

Chris TannerChris arrived at Marlborough in October 2013, joining the Development Team after spending 11 years in professional sport as Media & Communications Manager at Swindon Town Football Club. His role with Swindon included that of Press Officer, Programme Editor, Social Media Manager, Video Editor and Website Editor. 

He know manages all digital communication for the College, Marlburian Club and is also a tutor in C1.

An innovative and experienced media professional, he is now responsible for our websites, Facebook, Twitter (@MarlboroughCol) and LinkedIn pages.


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