The College will be unveiling a rebranding of its events packages, under the name Fitz Events, later this year and has welcomed three new members of staff to enhance its conference and meetings expertise.

Jo Olivey joins as College Events Coordinator, with responsibility for handling all internal College events, from committee meetings to garden parties. She has more than ten years’ experience of working in events within Cambridge colleges and at non-academic venues in and around Cambridge, most recently as Events Executive at Meet Cambridge.

Lucy Allinson has been appointed as a Sales & Event Coordinator, bringing experience in hospitality management and sales coordination. Lucy deals with new enquiries for external events including dinners, meetings and conferences, working with clients to ensure that all requirements are met and the event runs smoothly on the day.

Lina Vainauskaite has been appointed as a Sales & Event Coordinator, with responsibility for taking enquiries and managing client events from start to finish. Lina has experience in a wide variety of events, including special events, meetings and residential conferences and most recently worked as an Events Specialist for an international biotechnology company. 

All three will work with existing members of the team, Robert Clarke, Head of Events & Catering and Emma Hilditch, Events Manager.

Leaving the Events Team after 28 years is Caroline Choat, Events Support Consultant, who is retiring at the end of May after organising hundreds of events for a wide range of clients over her time at the College.

Robert Clarke said: “2019 sees a new look to our conference and events business. We have a great new team with lots of enthusiasm and energy, along with a brand new website. Caroline retires after 28 years’ service to the College. We would like to thank her for her hard work and commitment and wish her well in her retirement.

“Moving forward we have three new event professionals who bring a range of expertise gained in different roles and backgrounds. Together with Emma and myself, we are looking forward to their contributions as we unveil the new-look Fitz Events this Autumn.”


Left to right: Lina Vainauskaite, Lucy Allinson, Caroline Choat, Robert Clarke and Jo Olivey (Emma Hilditch is not in the photo).