Imperial College London

Heather Williamson

Central FacultyAdvancement

Director of Principal Gifts



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4.04Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Heather Williamson joined the Advancement Division of Imperial College London in March 2013. She oversees the strategy and stewardship of donors who are supporting the College with seven-figure gifts. Alongside her own portfolio of contacts, she directs the management of the wider Development team’s relationships with Principal Gift donors. 

Prior to Imperial, Heather served as Head of Major Gifts at the British Museum and sought funds for a variety of projects including acquisitions, posts and programming. Her largest role at the Museum was spearheading the fundraising campaign for a £135m capital project known as the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) that delivered new scientific and gallery facilities in Bloomsbury. The project was over 80% funded by a variety of governmental, foundation and individual sources at the time of her departure.

Prior to her relocation to London in 2009, Heather served as Councils and Corporate Relations Associate at the J. Paul Getty Trust in California. During her tenure at the Getty she secured funds for programming, research and endowed positions.

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