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Ms Rebecca Hazell

Executive Director, Advancement

Office of Alumni and Philanthropy

Career Summary


Rebecca Hazell is a highly motivated advancement leader who is passionate about philanthropy, alumni and community engagement, with particular interest in building a philanthropic culture in higher education and connectivity with community.

Rebecca has held leadership roles at Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology. In 2010, Rebecca established a fundraising consultancy called Giving Capacity and shared her experience and knowledge with a broader range of non-profit and education-based organisations, including consulting on an award winning capital campaign.

Rebecca is currently the Director of Advancement at the University of Newcastle where she joined in 2013. Rebecca has led the establishment of an integrated University wide approach to advancement bringing together fundraising, alumni and community engagement programs into one office as well as further developing the strategy, culture and programs to enable a sustained, meaningful and next practice approach to engaging with alumni, community and donors across the globe.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Sydney


  • Advancement
  • Alumni
  • Community Engagement
  • Director of Advancement
  • Fundraising
  • Giving Capacity
  • Philanthropy

Ms Rebecca Hazell


Executive Director, Advancement
Office of Alumni and Philanthropy
Global Engagement and Partnerships Division

Contact Details

Phone 02 4921 5343
Mobile 0405 540 505


Room IDC-135
Building IDC
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308