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Meet the Team

The Development Office at Ampleforth College is always delighted to speak with supporters and friends of the school.  

Emma Craig - Head of Development 

Emma joined the Development Office in 2019 and has a life-long connection with Ampleforth College and Ampleforth Abbey. Emma has an extensive Ampleforth network, an in-depth knowledge of and love for the College and is an active member of the Ampleforth Lourdes Pilgrimage Committee. She drives our community building and fundraising initiatives across the College community, as well as keeping in touch with Old Amplefordians and Former Parents.  

Emma is actively involved in the life of the school, spending time with students and staff to understand what an Ampleforth education means today. She also enjoys welcoming Old Amplefordians back to the College, whether it has been seven or seventy years since their time here.  

Alongside her role in the College, Emma works in partnership with the Monastic Community at Ampleforth Abbey to support their mission through fundraising and provides advice to small Catholic charities. 

Rowland Hills - Chief Operating Officer 

Rowland was a Management Consultant for fifteen years, working with clients across Europe while at Accenture and Baringa Partners. He then moved into internal Operations, where the last decade of his career has been spent, first with Baringa and then as COO for Leathwaite, an executive search firm.

Rowland studied Engineering at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, which has led to an analytical style of problem solving which has been useful throughout his professional career. More recently, as well as technical skills, he has been focused on employee engagement and supporting people across organisations.

He has previously been Chair of Trustees for a local preschool, and is married to a paediatrician with two children who are both at Ampleforth College.

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