Finance Review Update - December 2018

Helen Dingle, Chief Financial Officer

As part of the Finance review I have been undertaking a process of reflection on the roles and responsibilities of my senior team in order to ensure that responsibilities are appropriately aligned to support and meet the needs of all our stakeholders.

The outcome of this are some changes that I have made to the Senior Management Team within Finance, outlined below.

With effect from 1 December 2018 Vicki Jackson will move into the role of Director of Finance. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Vicki on this progression.

The change to Vicki’s role also means that both Assistant Directors of Finance (Richard Jones and Robert Hebblethwaite) will now report directly to her.

We have also taken the opportunity to re-align some responsibilities. Professional Services Financial Management (headed up by Joanne Ward) will move into Richard Jones’s portfolio, the responsibility for managing Insurance (managed by Joanne Rollitt) will move into Robert Hebblethwaite’s portfolio. Our commercial and financial interface with the AMRC will all sit within Sue Grocutt’s area of responsibility and Sue will continue to report directly to me..

I am aware that it has been a while since I last communicated on Stage 2 of the Finance Review. Following your valuable input as part of the stakeholder sessions and workshops, we have put together a recommended approach and suggested key principles for financial management support. These were discussed by the University Executive Board (UEB) this week. We will share these and the outcome of the discussion at UEB with you as soon as possible next week.

If you do have any questions on any of the above please don’t hesitate to contact me. Alternatively, you can also speak to your line manager or email the finance review inbox.

Best wishes


(04 December 2018)