Newnham Associates are an elected group of 60 Newnham alumnae, representing all subjects, broad life experiences, and most career routes and industry sectors. 

Current Newnham students and recent graduates are welcome to contact any Associate for help or advice. 

There is a contact form under each person's profile here, which will send an email directly to that individual Associate.

Do click through to LinkedIn profiles wherever they are available - there's often a lot more information there.

Joanna Burgess Gibbs

After a brief stint as a Special Advisor and speech writer immediately after graduation I joined Accenture in 1998 and have spent twenty years there working in both consulting and latterly in Marketing.  I specialised in change management and have experience in most sectors, but my focus was Government and Public Sector.

I have experience of operating at Board Level and of managing a pretty diverse team across geographies.

My current role means I have responsibility for managing our business relationships, the creation of our content pipeline and running our very large scale platforms. My particular favourite is International Women's Day - which reminds me of the first one I ever attended at Newnham in 1995.

Outside work I ghost write speeches, drink a little too much wine, and I'm a school governor. I also write short stories but only for my children who are kind enough to let me read them to them.

I am happy to advise on career options, interviews, CVs, and exactly what it feels like to have been in a corporate world for 20 years!

Suzanne Coles

Suzanne Coles

Claire Curtis

Claire Curtis