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Meet Our Team

Find out who works in the Business School Alumni Team and who can help you with your enquiry.

Stephanie Osborne, Alumni Relations Manager

Stephanie Osborne - Alumni Relations Manager

Steph’s responsibilities include developing, maintaining and establishing relationships with our ever-growing Business School alumni community from across the globe. Working closely with colleagues in the School and across departments, she supports a number of projects to help alumni and supporters stay engaged and connected to the Business School.

Steph started working at Durham University in 2017 and has worked in the central Development and Alumni Relations office as the Alumni Relations Assistant for four years, she then worked in Legacies and Planned Giving before joining the Business School in 2023.

Steph can be contacted at to discuss any alumni relations matters related to the Business School and would be delighted to hear from any of our alumni and supporters who wish to share their latest news and achievements.Dividing banner

Matteo Lai, Alumni Relations Coordinator

Matteo Lai - Alumni Relations Coordinator

Matteo is the Alumni Relations Coordinator for Durham University Business School since May 2022. Matteo supports developing and delivering the Business School alumni activities. In the first five months at DUBS, Matteo has worked on graduation events, rebuilding our international chapters after Covid, alumni reunions, rankings and inductions.

After having spent a good part of his Durham student years in a variety of high-profile student leadership positions (including presidency of the International Students Association), in October 2020 Matteo started working within Durham University’s Leadership Programme. He was hired first as a sabbatical Student Enrichment Co-Ordinator, and then promoted to Leadership and Laidlaw Co-Ordinator.

Matteo can be contacted at 

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Tianyu Liu, Rankings Assistant

Tianyu supports Alumni Relations activities and manages the School's WeChat accounts. She helps to build relationships with our alumni community in China. Tianyu assists the University and the China Chapters to work together on activities that benefit alumni. She graduated from the University of Warwick with a Master's degree and is working on her PhD in marketing at Durham University, Business School.

The WeChat ID is DUBSAssistant

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Gillian Conn, Senior Administrative Assistant

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Gillian is the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Business School alumni team. Gillian is responsible for managing the alumni inbox and dealing with routine enquiries as well as helping with the co-ordination and running of alumni events. Gillian has worked on several events including graduation, alumni reunions and international chapter events.

Gillian joined the Business School in November 2007 as an Advanced Apprentice and has worked in various administrative roles in the Business School before becoming a key member of the Business School alumni team. 

Gillian can be contacted on or to help with a range of alumni queries. 

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