Andrew Harris is Executive Director of Campaigns at Aston University and sits on the university’s management board. Andrew is responsible for leading the Development and Alumni Relations Office. The Office engages and involves alumni/friends, their businesses and networks in the work of Aston and delivers income to help the University deliver institutional priorities.
Andrew has 22 years’ experience working with charities and good causes such as The Royal British Legion, Children with Leukaemia, CLIC, Victim Support and Oxford University. The last 17 years have been spent in the education sector.
Prior to taking the role at Aston, Andrew spent 3 years as Director of Development at Cheltenham College. Andrew helped the College deliver the first 2 phases of a Major Capital Campaign that included a substantial refurbishment to the College’s main building and the construction of a new boarding house. Prior to College, Andrew spent 8 years at the University of Birmingham as Head of Major Gifts and with a very able team took a £60m Campaign from feasibility study through to completion.
Outside of work Andrew has two children, Jacob and Martha; is passionate about all sport (particularly those that involve a racquet) and loves reading and politics.