Welcome to our new Executive Director of Corporate Services


We are excited to announce that Heidi Fraser-Krauss will join our University community from 1 August 2020, in the role of Executive Director of Corporate Services.

Heidi joins our University with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the university sector. Having completed a degree in Psychology and Management Studies at the University of Glasgow, Heidi has worked in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career, including at the University of St Andrews, and for the past eight years at the University of York, where she is currently the Deputy Registrar and Director of Corporate and Information Services.

Heidi has been responsible for various university projects, including forming a team in charge of business change initiatives at St Andrews, the development and expansion of York's Information Strategy, overseeing York’s preparations for a No Deal Brexit and leading the initial response to Covid-19. Heidi has been a member of the University of York’s Executive Board since 2016 and also plays an active role in other university committees including, Audit and Risk, Finance, Health Safety and Welfare, and Senate. Outside of work Heidi holds positions of responsibility including as a member of UCAS Council.

In her new role as Executive Director of Corporate Services here at Sheffield, Heidi will be tasked with providing leadership to all corporate service departments, including Estates and Facilities Management, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, IT Services, Events, Campaigns and Alumni Relations, Health and Safety, Sport Sheffield and the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

Heidi said: “I'm absolutely delighted to be joining the University of Sheffield. I know that I am becoming a member of a great institution and a fabulous team and I am very much looking forward to making my contribution to it.”