Andy Harston, Director for Development and Alumni Relations
Direct telephone: +44 (0)191 334 6093   


Andy has been Director of Development & Alumni Relations at Durham University since May 2018 having held several advancement leadership and major gifts fundraising roles at the University since he joined in December 2010. He serves the University’s ex officio Director for ‘Dunelm USA’ – a 501c3 registered in Maryland.

Before Durham, Andy had worked as a private financial planning and investment consultant for both Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest). He is a graduate of Teesside University with a BA (Hons) Marketing and a postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing; he also holds a qualification in financial planning from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

He has held board-level advisory roles at BlackRock Investments, RC Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, and trusteeships at Mercy International (GB), Diana Forty Memorial Trust, and the Lord Brennan Trust. Since 2016, he has been trustee and treasurer of the Vatican Patrons (UK Chapter).

He has three young children.

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Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

0191 334 6305

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