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Tj Rawlinson

Mrs Tj Rawlinson



TJ leads the Development and Alumni Relations team, and serves as a member of the University Executive Board


TJ is a fundraising and alumni relations professional.

She has led Cardiff's Development and Alumni Relations department since 2015, and serves on the University Executive Board.

Current volunteering

  • Trustee of Arts & Business Cymru (2019 - present)
  • CASE Europe Council member (2019 - present)
  • Editorial Board of the CASE-Ross Survey (lead volunteer since 2004).

Previous roles

  • Director of Development, University of Bristol (2003-2015)
  • Development Director, University College, Oxford (1998-2003)
  • Development Director, English National Opera (1996-1998)
  • Major Gifts Officer, State University of New York at Albany (USA).
  • Fundraising consultancy, both privately and as an associate at Grenzebach Glier, from 2000-2007.


  • BA in English & Creative Writing, Dartmouth College (USA), including year of study abroad at UCL
  • M.Litt. in English Literature, University of Oxford (Lincoln College).

American by birth, TJ now feels Welsh at heart. She enjoys gardening, crafts, and hiking.