Jennie Younger has been Executive Director of Fundraising and Supporter Development at King’s College London since October 2017. In this role Jennie leads a team of fundraising, alumni engagement, communications and operations professionals to deliver an integrated fundraising and Alumni relations programme across King’s College London, King’s Health Partners and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. This unique partnership, which unites hospital and university development in one team, spans the full breadth of activity from major giving to mass fundraising through individuals, trusts and foundations, corporates and the community.
Jennie has held senior executive positions in world-leading, global organisations. She brings over thirty years of experience in strategic corporate affairs and communications, with a background in investor relations, government affairs, media relations, employee engagement, marketing and corporate responsibility. She has particular experience in the healthcare sectors and professional services.
Prior to joining King’s, Jennie was Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca. Before that, Jennie was Senior Managing Director at management consultants, FTI Consulting, and Global Head of Communications and Client Marketing for Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, Jennie was Global Head of Corporate Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Community Partnerships and a member of the Executive Team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In 2004 Jennie won the “European Women of Achievement Award for Business” for her achievements at GSK and for women in business.
Jennie started her career as an Investment Analyst at Kleinwort Benson and Barclays de Zoete Wedd. She graduated from Exeter University in the UK, where she gained an honours degree in Psychology. Jennie is also Non-Executive Chairman of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). www.uk-cpi.com