THE UNIVERSITY of Limerick Foundation has appointed a new CEO, who will also take up the new role of Vice President Development at UL.
UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald has announced that Harvey Duthie, originally from Ballinasloe, Co Galway, has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the UL Foundation and UL Vice President Development.
In the new role as UL Vice President Development, he will shape a plan to support UL’s development ambitions, with input from across the University which consists of 16,000 students and 1,400 staff.
A finance graduate of Maynooth University, he spent the last ten years in London working on major global fundraising campaigns; Mr Duthie’s clients have included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Oxford University, Africa Centres for Disease Control, UNHCR and Singapore Management University, among others.
Dr Fitzgerald said Mr Duthie’s position as a senior staff member of the Foundation would see him provide “guidance and support to the Board, the Chair and the President, as well as to University faculty and administrators.
The UL President said, “Harvey will be responsible for the formulation, development and implementation of the Foundation’s fundraising policy and strategy and will have the lead role in the solicitation of gifts.
“As a senior executive with demonstrable experience of leading successful capital campaigns and fundraising initiatives with more than 50 clients across the United Kingdom, Ireland, mainland Europe and the United States, Harvey has extensive experience of planning, managing, and implementing programs aimed to achieve fundraising goals and mission impact.
“I look forward to Harvey joining the University this January,” he added.
Mr Duthie remarked on his involvement in what will be a significant time in University of Limerick’s history: “I am excited to be joining the University at such an important moment in its history and playing a part in the ambitious [email protected] development plans.”