Sarah Porter WaterburySarah Porter Waterbury

Sarah Porter Waterbury joined Imperial College London in April 2015 as the university’s first Vice-President (Advancement).  Mrs Waterbury is a member of the President’s Executive Group and is responsible for the College’s Advancement function, encompassing all aspects of alumni relations, events and development. She reports directly to the President, Professor Alice P. Gast.

A graduate of Princeton University, Mrs Waterbury began her career in New York, working in the private banking division of JP Morgan. After five years in banking , she became a Major Gifts Officer at Harvard Business School, building a major gift programme and managing executive education annual funds.

In 1993 Mrs Waterbury became Director of Development and External Relations at Fletcher School at Tufts University, responsible for major gifts, annual fund and alumni relations. She devised and concluded the School’s capital gift contributions to the university’s comprehensive campaign.

In 1999 she became Deputy Vice President for Development at the American University in Beirut, travelling extensively through the Middle East and supporting all aspects of advancement at the university.

In 2000 she returned to the USA to become Senior Director of Campaign and Major Gifts at Children’s Hospital Boston.  She managed a team of senior fundraisers who worked closely with the doctors to build donations from grateful patients, fund research priorities, and expand facilities. 

In 2009 she became Vice President for Development and Campaigns at New York University, leading a team of eight managers and 85 staff, covering all aspects of development activities across 10 Schools, the annual fund, regional and global teams, corporate and foundation relations, prospect management and research.

Mrs Waterbury joined Imperial College London in April 2015 as Vice-President (Advancement).


Contacting Sarah Porter Waterbury

Vice-President (Advancement)

Sarah Porter Waterbury


4.06, Faculty Building, South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ

Executive Officer

Pramod Puthumanapully

Telephone: 020 7594 3299


Executive Assistant

Alicia King

Telephone: 020 7594 1288