Sally joined the Executive Team of Staffordshire University in July 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. Sally is responsible for the on-going financial sustainability of the University working with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the organisation is able to respond to key opportunities as they arise. As a member of the Executive, Sally contributes to the strategic and commercial leadership and management of the organisation.
Sally has spent the last ten years working in the Higher Education sector, 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 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 and has been active within the British Universities Finance Directors Group for many years, most recently as Chair. She has also been a School Governor and Trustee for a Multi Academy Trust in the North East of England.