Marcus Ward

VP, Advancement at Griffith University

Mr. Marcus Ward joined the University as Vice President (Advancement) in January 2022.

Marcus is an accomplished advancement leader and philanthropy expert with international experience at leading organisations including The Prince’s Trust in London.

Previously Chief Philanthropy Officer at Monash University, Marcus oversaw their first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign 'Change it. For good.' raising over $700m from a community of 43,000 donors to inspire transformational support for breakthrough research and education for all.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2013, Marcus was Head of Major Gifts at Queen’s University Belfast, where he worked on two comprehensive fundraising campaigns which redefined the importance of philanthropy in Northern Ireland and culminated in the team being recognised as the Times Higher University Fundraising Team of the Year 2012.

Before that Marcus led the Corporate and Trust Fundraising Team at The Prince's Trust in London, the Prince of Wales's largest charity, securing its largest ever philanthropic relationship with the English Premier League, still in place over 20 years later.


  • VP, Advancement

    January, 2022 - present

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