Helen Pennant

Helen Pennant


+44 1223 760608

Helen sets strategy and implements Trust policy in consultation with the Trustees.  She builds the Trust’s value to students and to the University, working with a range of international and local partners.

A graduate of the University of Oxford, Helen began her career in the UK civil service working on a range of policy areas with an emphasis on European and international engagement.  She was Labour and Social Affairs Attaché at the British Embassy in Paris, and also held posts at the European Commission on secondment.  Resident in Canada for seven years immediately prior to joining the Trust in July 2013, she was Executive Director International and Special Advisor to the President at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Helen is a Fellow of Clare Hall.

Sue Osterfield

Sue Osterfield

Deputy Director

+44 1223 760616

Sue is head of the student support team, and is responsible for the administration of the Trust’s many scholarship programmes.  Formerly the Trust’s acting Administrator and Scholarships Secretary (1987-2008), Sue became Deputy Director in August 2008. 

Working with funding partners worldwide, Sue oversees the award of some 500 scholarships each year and has extensive knowledge of the admissions process to the University of Cambridge, its Colleges and Departments.

Sue’s previous employment included working for the University of Cambridge Board of Extra-Mural Studies, which helped to arrange summer schools for international students, and for the National Health Service.

Director's Office

Helen Kirkby

Personal Assistant to the Director

+44 1223 746842

Student Support

Michelle Lucas

Senior Scholarships Administrator

+44 1223 760612

Carmen Butler

Scholarships Administrator

+44 1223 760610

Ileana D'Onofrio

Scholarships Administrator

+44 1223 760613

Jo Leeds

Scholarships Administrator

+44 1223 760614

Development & Communications

Tendai Kariwo

Partnerships Manager

+44 12223 760609

Claire Lambert

Claire Lambert

Communications Manager

+44 1223 760607

Andrew Paterson

Senior Associate Director - Student Support

+44 1223 331498


Breeda O'Leary

Breeda O'Leary

Head of Finance & Administration

+44 1223 760617

Latha Eapen

Finance Administrator

+44 1223 765313

Sharon Wright

Finance & Premises Administrator

+44 1223 765312