Office of the Vice-Provost (Development)


Adrian Punaks


As Director of Development, Adrian oversees all the external-facing, relationship-building activity and teams within the Office of the Vice Provost Development, in support of the Campaign for UCL and the 2034 strategy, including fundraising, supporter communications and alumni relations. 

With 14 years’ experience in Higher Education Advancement, he joined UCL in 2011 having previously worked at Imperial College London, and Birkbeck, University of London. In 2010 he received the inaugural CASE Iain More Award that recognises the outstanding achievements of a development professional and he is a respected advancement professional and role model in the sector. 

He served for three years as the co-chair of the fundraising track at the CASE Europe Annual Conference, and speaks frequently at seminars and events.

Adrian has helped develop the Campaign for UCL from its inception, its momentum building phase, and through to the public launch and beyond.  He has had a particular focus on UCL Neuroscience and much of the partnership fundraising activity with UCL’s NHS partners, as well as UCL’s international activity.