Sally Mcgill

Chief Fin. Officer & Deputy Chief Execu

Executive Office

Sally joined the Executive Team of Staffordshire University in July 2019. As Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Sally is responsible for the University’s financial, commercial and environmental sustainability, working with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the organisation is able to respond to strategic opportunities as they arise.

Sally has worked in the Higher Education sector for over ten years, having held senior finance roles at both Durham University and the University of Manchester. She was previously the Chief Financial Officer at Durham University and introduced fresh thinking to Durham University’s strategic financial planning, working with external funders and private sector partners to secure long-term financing solutions for the development of additional student accommodation and the academic estate.

Sally is a graduate of Durham University, where she studied modern languages, and holds a master’s degree from Sheffield University in Information Technology Management. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. A former Chair, Sally has been active within the British Universities Finance Directors Group for many years, and is currently the Co-opted Lead for Sustainability. She is also a Director of the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium and a Trustee of Staffordshire University Students Union.

Sally has recently taken on the roles of Trustee and Chair of Audit, Finance and Resources Committee of the Laurus Trust, a Multi Academy Trust in the North West of England.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021