Alumni: The Development Office

The Alumni and Development Office exists to help Merton maintain and develop good relations with Old Members – helping you to stay in touch with College and with each other by organising events and producing publications. We also fundraise for the College, encouraging Alumni to support Merton so that we can continue to be at the forefront of education for centuries to come. Our office hours are 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00, Monday to Friday.

The Development Team


Mark Coote - Photo: © Ian Wallman -

Mark Coote
Director of Development
01865 276 307
Mark heads the Development Department and is in charge of Merton’s development and fundraising strategy, as well as being responsible for Major Gifts.

Milos Martinov

Milos Martinov
Deputy Director of Development
01865 286 314
Milos is responsible for Major Gifts and assisting with the College's development strategy.

Krista Karppinen - Photo: © Ian Wallman -

Krista Karppinen
Alumni Relations & Events Officer (maternity cover)
01865 286 319
Krista looks after Alumni Relations, with a particular focus on the full range of alumni events both in the UK and overseas, and Alumni benefits and queries.

Emily Bruce - Photo: © Ian Wallman -

Emily Bruce
Alumni Communications Officer
01865 616 737
Emily is responsible for alumni content on the College website and Alumni Publications, which include Postmaster & The Merton Record, and the annual Donor Report. She coordinates the termly event emails as well as Merton Messenger. She also looks after the Year Representatives.

Gaby Beckley - Photo: © Ian Wallman -

Gaby Beckley
Development Officer
01865 286 312
Gaby is responsible for gifts under £10,000, manages the 1264 Society and is responsible for the Annual Telephone Campaign.


Mark Randolph
Database and Operations Manager
01865 286 298
Mark maintains our database and records of Old Members, and oversees the College’s use of DARS (the Collegiate Development and Alumni Relations System of the University of Oxford).

Olivia Wrafter - Photo: © Ian Wallman -

Olivia Wrafter
Graduate Associate in Development
01865 276 316
Olivia provides administrative support and research for the Development Office, including for events, the Annual Fund and telethon campaigns and appeals.


Merton College
Telephone: 01865 276316
Fax: 01865 286507