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Who's who: JCD membership

The composition of the Joint Committee on Development is prescribed in the regulations for the Committee in Chapter I of the University's Statutes and Ordinances.

Joint Committee on Development - current members and officers: 

​Class of membership Member Term end

  Class (a)

​Professor Stephen Toope(co-Chair), Vice-Chancellor ex officio
​Professor Mike Proctor, K (co-Chair), Chair of the Colleges Committee ex officio
​  Class (b) ​Dr Susan Oosthuizen, W ​2018
​  Class (c) ​ ​ Professor Philip Allmendinger, CL ​2020
​Professor Sarah Jean Colvin, JE - [Chair of the Opportunities and Mechanics for Collaboration WG] ​2018
​Professor Dame Ann Patricia Dowling, SID ​2019
  ​Class (d) ​​The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, TH ​2018
​  Class (e) ​ ​ ​
Paul ffolkes-Davis, TH [Bursars' Committee Chair] 2018​
​Dr Saskia Murk Jansen, PET - [Development Directors Committee Secretary] ​2018
Fiona Duffy, MUR - [Development Directors Committee Chair] ​2021
Paul Warren, CL - [Bursars' Committee Secretary] ​2018
​  Class (f) Alison Traub, Executive Director of CUDAR ex officio
​  Class (g) ​Yun Wo Cho, Executive Director of Cambridge in America ex officio
​ ​ ​
Secretary: ​Mrs Jemma Park
​ ​ ​
Attending officers: ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Emma Rampton, Registrary
​Professor Duncan Maskell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources)
​David Hughes, Director of Finance Division
​Kate Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, CUDAR
​Aaron Westfall, Director of Development


The membership classes are explained  as follows:

(a) - the Vice-Chancellor and the Chair of the Colleges Committee (ex officio) who shall be co-Chairs;
(b) - a member of the Council appointed by the Council;
(c) - three members of the Regent House appointed by the Council, on the nomination of the General Board, who shall normally be persons having experience of fund-raising at the University level, one of whom shall be a Head of School;
(d) - a Head of House appointed by the Colleges’ Standing Committee;
(e) - four persons appointed by the Colleges’ Standing Committee having regard to their experience of fund-raising for the Colleges;
(f) - the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations;
(g) - the Executive Director of Cambridge in America.

Members in classes (b) to (e) are appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for three years from 1 January next following their appointment, followed by the option of reappointment to an additional three year term.

The following University officers may attend meetings:

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources), the Registrary, the Academic Secretary, the Director of the Finance Division, the Chief Operating Officer of Development and Alumni Relations, the Director of Development (University and College Relations), and the Director of External Affairs and Communications.​​