Chief Operating Officer
Vice Chancellor's Office
T: 01904 876673
Rob’s role is to lead the University’s Corporate Professional Services (Finance, HR, Estates, IT, Marketing & Communications, Student Recruitment, Admissions). He is also responsible Strategy & Planning: leading major projects focused on business growth and innovation, from the delivery of major capital investment through to the expansion of the academic portfolio.
Rob joined York St John in December 2016 after 5 years in senior roles at Network Rail and 13 years in management consulting for PwC, Deloitte and GVA, where he worked with a range of public and private sector organisations on business strategy and change, and major capital programme related commissions. He holds a BSc (hons) in Mathematics and Geography from Lancaster University, an MSc in Economic Development from LSE and an Executive MBA (with Distinction) from Leeds University Business School. Rob is also a Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the Association of Project Management.