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Meet the team

The Development and Engagement team is responsible for supporting St Paul’s School’s charitable aims, an extensive catalogue of community events, the school’s marketing and the . The team are here to help. If you have any general enquiries, please email community@stpaulsschool.org.uk or call on 020 8746 5343.

Ellie Sleeman

Director of Development and Engagement

Ellie heads up the St Paul’s Community team (which oversees relationships with parents, past parents and Old Paulines) and the Communication and Marketing department, manages relationships with principal donors and supporters, and develops the engagement and fundraising strategies for the school. Ellie joined St Paul’s in 2017 bringing with her vast experience across the corporate, education and charity sectors, including most recently senior roles at Wellington College and the Roundhouse.

James Grant

Associate Director, Alumni Relations

James is responsible for forging closer links between St Paul’s School and its alumni. James runs engagement activities including events, business networking, mentoring, sport, school reunions and more. James joined St Paul’s in June 2023 after working at the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA. He is an Old Pauline (1990-95), who also sits on the executive committee of the Old Pauline Club as Sports Director.

Kirsty Murdoch

Head of Regular Giving

Kirsty is responsible for implementing the fundraising strategy across the St Paul’s School community, with a particular focus on the regular giving and legacy programmes. Kirsty joined St Paul’s in January 2024 and has more than a decade of experience working in fundraising and partnerships in the education and charity sectors, including schools such as Dulwich College, Notting Hill Prep and Godolphin and Latymer.

Rachael Kirkham

Head of Engagement and Special Events

Rachael leads on the events and engagement strategy for St Paul’s and the Pauline community including the programme of stewardship, cultivation and fundraising events, professional networking and alumni engagement. Rachael joined St Paul’s in 2020 bringing with her a wealth of experience in the worlds of not-for-profit, donor stewardship, fundraising and special events from a variety of organisations including University of Westminster, Cancerbackup, Macmillan Cancer Support leading the Donor Stewardship and Special Events team, and managing the Philanthropy and Events team at Children with Cancer UK.

Ellie Green

Senior Events Manager

Ellie handles the logistics for the core school and Parent Group events, ensuring the smooth delivery of the day-t0-day event programme. Ellie joined St Paul’s in 2022 with prior experience as both an event organiser and as a secondary school teacher which has provided a unique insight into managing events in the school environment.

Jasmine Bates

Engagement and Events Manager

Jasmine is part of the events team, managing and assisting across a range of events at St Paul’s. Jasmine joined St Paul’s in September 2023 after finishing her Master’s degree and working as a concert manager with different music groups and events.

Andrea Hudson

Operations Manager

Andrea leads the team’s data strategy, develops enrichment projects and oversees gift management. Andrea joined St Paul’s in 2014 and has a wealth of experience across the independent schools sector, including Marlborough College, St James & The Abbey, RGS Worcester and Downe House.

Viera Ghods

Development and Alumni Administrator

Viera supports Alumni relations, engagement events and stewardship as well as assisting with the team’s data strategy and data enrichment projects. Viera joined St Paul’s in 2009 as Campaign Administrator to support the Renewal Campaign, having previously worked in the charity sector.

India Gammon

Head of Marketing


Kaylee Meerton

Marketing and Communications Manager

Kaylee handles the school’s internal and external communications, and leads the marketing for the Old Pauline Club and St Paul’s School Admissions team. Kaylee joined St Paul’s in 2023 following years of education marketing experience from both King’s College London and all-girls school, Perth College. Prior to that, Kaylee’s career started in the Australian journalism landscape, with roles as both an editor and reporter for Fairfax Media, Australian Community Media and Student Edge.

Izzy Sexton

Marketing Manager

Emily Atkinson

PA to the Development and Engagement Director

Emily is the personal assistant to Ellie Sleeman, Director of Development and Engagement, and also provides donors with reports on bursary pupils. Emily joined St Paul’s School in April 2022 after working in the office at Garden House School for six years.

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