Meet the Alumni Relations team

General Enquiries

Please contact with all general enquiries.

Deo Fernandes

Web, Communications and Database Officer

Deo has been with the Alumni Relations team since June 2012, previously working with the Ombudsman and National Human Rights Institution for Timor-Leste. Deo's role is to support the OBA website, maintain alumni database and respond to webmail account queries.

Tel +44 (0)1865 288508


Hannah Evans

Hannah Evans

Alumni Networks Manager

Hannah joined the Alumni Relations team in 2014 and manages the OBA Chapters and Regional Ambassador scheme.

Tel +44 (0)1865 288794


Jane Szele

Head of Alumni Relations

Jane joined the Alumni Relations team as Head of Alumni Relations in January 2013. Her work has spanned from Kathmandu University in Nepal, to the Harvard University Museum of Natural History. In the UK, Jane has worked for the Wellcome Trust and most recently as Deputy Director of Alumni Relations for the University of Oxford Alumni Relations Office. There she project managed the annual University of Oxford Alumni Reunion, and managed a team of 12 staff members to develop relationships with approximately 200,000 Oxford alumni worldwide.  

Jane is responsible for the strategic oversight of the School’s Alumni Relations functions and offerings, and to drive the global growth of the OBA Network.

Tel +44 (0)1865 288494


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Lois May

Alumni Communications and Marketing Manager

Lois joined the Alumni Relations team in November 2013. Prior to this, Lois worked in the higher education sector for over 8 years in roles spanning admissions, programme management and international student recruitment. Before joining the team, Lois worked as an International Officer at Oxford Brookes University where she was responsible for managing student recruitment and institutional relationships in the Far East.

Within the Alumni Relations team, Lois manages the communications and marketing effort for the team. 

Tel +44 (0)1865 288891


Rachel Nickerson

Senior Alumni Relations Officer (Events)

Rachel joined the Alumni Relations team from the School’s Admissions Office in November 2007. Rachel is responsible for planning the ARO's key events such as the Reunion Weekend and New Year Dinner. She also oversees the alumni portion of the rankings processes.

Please note Rachel will be out of the office until the end of July