Markus Karlsson-Jones

University of Manchester

Markus leads the University‘s international alumni engagement strategy, including managing a network of nearly 300 volunteers and 60 alumni groups across the world.

Markus enjoys designing alumni programmes to meet evolving strategic needs (or indeed volatile external conditions) while partnering with committed, ambitious volunteers; most recently attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people joining an online run and adapting an global volunteer activism campaign for online-only delivery. The last of those earned the University a global finalist spot and first place in Europe for the CASE Platinum Award for Best Practices in Alumni Relations in 2019-20 (in its pre-pandemic form.)

Markus has worked in HE since 2006 and in alumni relations since 2010.