The Development Office is the hub of our ESMS Community. Our very experienced team help our alumni and friends communicate with each other and support our pupils as they prepare to make their mark on the wider world. We also help transform the lives of children through our Access to Excellence fund and would love to talk about the many ways that your contribution can have a positive impact.
We are always happy to hear from members of the wider ESMS Community - alumni, parents and former parents. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you have or give Suzi a call on 0131 311 1131.
As Director of Development, Bryan Lewis meets with members of our extended community at home and abroad, and communicates with them on a daily basis. Bryan has a personal mission to re-engage with alumni who in many cases have not been in contact with the schools for many years. Bryan is also responsible for finding mentorship opportunities for senior pupils and young alumni. In addition he leads the campaign to raise a very significant capital sum for Access to Excellence.
Suzi Squires is our Development Manager with responsibility for all our major public events, the Parent Champions programme and Access to Excellence fundraising. Suzi takes great care to ensure that the Development Office's numerous contacts with individual members of the extended ESMS Community are supportive and helpful. Suzi also has specific responsibilty for developing business and career support for young alumni and school leavers through the Engage programme and the digital platform, ESMS Connect.
Tania Alvares-Peres manages our ever-growing database of alumni and parents. Tania organises our mailing lists, provides specific information to alumni as requested and ensures that we keep in touch with members of the community who are arranging reunions and other events. Tania is also responsible for recording all donations to Access to Excellence.
Oana Bucsa manages events for parents and assists with events administration for some of the Development Office's community events. She also provides administrative support for the department.