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Anna Norman


Anna read Law at Pembroke College, Oxford and worked as a banking lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP and as an Assistant Commissioning Editor at Oxford University Press before joining the Development Office in 2010.

Role in the College

Anna’s responsibilities include alumni engagement, growing philanthropic support, planned giving, and donor stewardship. She also runs Magdalen’s mentorship programme for the Pathway to Success leadership programme in partnership with the House of Commons, Operation Black Vote, and the Blavatnik School of Government.

Sean Rainey


Sean Rainey began his second spell as Magdalen’s Development Director in August 2021 following three years with US-based Environmental NGO, The Nature Conservancy. He was previously Development Director at Magdalen from 2009-18, during which time the fundraising campaign for the Longwall Library was successfully completed, Tutorial Fellowships in History, Law, Philosophy and Classics endowed and provision for Student Support significantly enhanced.

Sean’s career in fundraising started at St Peter’s College, Oxford in 2002 and prior to that he lived and worked in Belgium, Romania and Hungary. He graduated from The Queen’s University Belfast in 1994.

Role in College

Sean oversees the work of the Development Office which is responsible for both fundraising and alumni relations. He works closely with the President, Fellows and alumni to help ensure that the College’s aspirations are realised through the engagement and support of the wider Magdalen community.