McDonald joins from Wyboston Lakes where she was senior national sales manager.
Her remit at Robinson College will include promoting the college’s conference facilities and implementing new business initiatives.
She said: "I want to overcome some misconceptions about using college facilities. We can offer as much, if not more, than many venues in the UK with a flexible approach that won’t break the bank in these challenging economic times."
Nick Milne, conference and catering manager at Robinson College added: "We are delighted to welcome Rose to our team. She is highly regarded within the industry and her in-depth experience will complement the extensive knowledge we already have within the conference team."
Robinson College can cater for residential and day conferences for groups of more than 250 delegates year-round.