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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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Development Adviser – Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe was Director of Development from 2003 until 2010 when he decided to stand down from the role to work as a part-time adviser. Ian was a former pupil at MGS from 1962 to 1969, and joined the teaching staff in 1977 as an English specialist. He was Head of Lower School from 1982 to 1992 and a Surmaster from 1992 to 2003.

i.thorpe@mgs.org
School: 0161 224 7201 Ext 243
Mobile:  07831 180034

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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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Development Officer – Laura Rooney
Laura joined the School in September 2013. She manages the Old Mancunian database, as well as the Old Mancunian section of the school website and MGS Global Connect, the online networking platform exclusively for Old Mancunians. Laura also works closely with the school careers department, facilitating careers events and work experience placements.

l.l.rooney@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 571

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Archivists - Rachel Kneale, Mary Ann Davison and Otto Smart
Rachel, Mary Ann and Otto oversee the MGS Archive, which contains documents, photographs, artefacts and audio-visual material relating to the 500 year history of the school.

archives@mgs.org
0161 224 7201 Ext 361