Cathy Bell worked in University Development for over 30 years. Previously Director of Development and Alumni Services, and Secretary of the University of Glasgow Trust, Cathy has also served as a Trustee on the Board of the Merchants’ House of Glasgow, chaired both the Ross Group and the Caledonian Group and was an inaugural member of the Scottish Fundraising Standards panel. A graduate of The University of Glasgow, gaining an MA in English Literature and History and a diploma in Accountancy, she returned to work there in 1987 as the fund-raising office was being established. As Director of Development for 20 years, Cathy managed the Development and Alumni Office’s twin objectives of fund-raising and alumni engagement. She oversaw the University’s development and alumni mission which included successful capital campaigns including the Wolfson Medical School, SCENE, the BHF Cardiovascular Building and the Wolfson Wohl Building achieved through the successful Beatson Pebble Appeal.
Before her recent retiral, and with sights turned to the launch of a major Campaign that will benefit the University, the West End of Glasgow and beyond, Cathy oversaw the expansion of the size and reach of the Development & Alumni Office as well as the successful private phase of the forthcoming Campaign.