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The Development Office

Director of Development – Simon Jones
Simon is a former pupil of MGS and joined as a teacher in the Geography Department in 2004. He was the School's Transport Co-ordinator until 2010 and was responsible for the successful introduction of the MGS Shuttles. Simon joined the Development Team in 2009 as Assistant Director of Development, and was appointed to take over from Ian Thorpe in 2010. Ian continues his work with the Development Office as a part-time adviser.

s.jones@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 240

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Simon is supported by...

Alumni & Events Co-ordinator – Jane Graham
Jane joined MGS in 2002 and now organises events for Old Mancunians and the School. These events include the annual Founders' Day and Benefactors' Lunch, Speech Day, reunions and the Old Boys' Dinner. Jane also facilitates smaller reunions for Old Mancunians with shared interests at the School. If you would like help organising a reunion then Jane would love to hear from you.

j.graham@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 243

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Development Administrator – Julie Wright
Julie was appointed in 2008 and looks after the Development Office's financial records and donations to the Next 500 Appeal. Julie is also the Secretary to the Old Mancunians' Association and oversees The Old Mancunian through to publication.

j.wright@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 241

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Regular Giving and Database Manager – Aria Johnston
Aria joined the School in November 2017. She manages the School’s regular giving programme and telethon, as well as being responsible for the MGS Business Class series. She will also be responsible for the Old Mancunian database.
 a.johnston@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 571

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Development Assistant – Caitlin Gaslawski
Caitlin joined MGS in September 2017. She maintains integration between the RE database,  MGS Global Connect and LinkedIn. Caitlin also searches for Lost Owls, and provides support for social media, the Old Mancunian section of the school website, careers and events. 

c.l.gaslawski@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 570

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Archivist - Rachel Kneale 
Rachel oversees the MGS Archive, which contains documents, photographs, artefacts and audio-visual material relating to the 500 year history of the School, supported by Assistant Archivist Otto Smart.

archives@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 361