Development Team

Here’s who we are and what we do.

Sarah Carthew

Development Director

Tel: 01223 335789, email:

Sarah leads the Roll & Development Department and works on major fundraising projects for the College.

Dr Emma Raccagni (NC 2000)

Deputy Development Director

Tel: 01223 335749, email:

Emma has a BA and MA from UCL in History, and a PhD from Cambridge in medieval History. As an alumna of Newnham she is delighted to be back working for her own College.

Emma’s focus is on stewardship, legacies and fundraising, and she is the line manager for 5 of the development team.

Kevin Sporns

Database Manager

Tel: 01223 335762, email:

Kevin manages the central alumnae database of the Development Office.

Lindsey Charlesworth

Gift Administrator and Development Assistant

Tel: 01223 335757, email:

Lindsey’s role is gift administration, database administration and other administrative tasks to give full support to the Development Office.

(office hours Mon – Thurs)

Sharon Cheung

Database Assistant

Tel: 01223 335755, email:

Emma Menniss

Alumnae Communications Assistant

Letty Porter

Development Officer

Letty assists with the Development Team’s fundraising activities and is responsible for running our Telephone Campaign.

Robert Sayer

Events Officer

Tel: 01223 335725, email:

Plans and delivers the Roll and Development Office’s busy programme of events for alumnae.

Jane Mumford

Co-ordinator for the Laidlaw Foundation

Tel: 01223 335712, email:

Jane’s role with the Laidlaw scholars programme involves working alongside the 3 other colleges (Fitzwilliam, Murray Edwards and Trinity Hall) to recruit and support the 25 students that have been selected to participate in the programme.