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Mary Blackman

Catherine Twilley

I read Classics at St John’s College, graduating in 1992. I took up rowing at St John’s and was in the Lent Headship crew of 1992 and the Fairbairn-winning crew of 1990, and, importantly, made life-long friends. I also received College Colours for swimming, and dabbled in waterpolo and even tried rugby once! I returned to St John’s in 1996 to become the first Development Officer and I set up the Johnian Office (alumni and development office), building it up over the next twelve years, and helping Johnians to remain engaged with the College and with each other, as well as raising funds to support the College’s activities. From 1998 to 2008, I was the Senior Treasurer of the Lady Margaret Boat Club, working closely with the student committee to ensure the successful running of the Club.

In 2008 I became a Fellow and the Development Director of Christ’s College, responsible for the College’s fundraising and alumni relations programmes, and moved to St Catharine’s in April 2023. I have been a Governor of Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, and am currently a Trustee of Cambridge Sports Lake Trust as well as the Hawks and Ospreys Charitable Trust. I am pleased to be supporting the Ospreys as a member of their senior committee.

Dr Pat Marsh

Is a founder member of the Ospreys senior executive committee, a past chairman of CUWBC and is a Fellow Commoner of Magdalene College.

Karen Pearce

Assistant Director of the Sports Service at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Wolfson College. Currently working towards a PhD in Sociology focusing on women’s sport. Previously played hockey and cricket competitively and rowed for her college. A Real Tennis convert and Ultramarathon plodder.