New Chief Financial Officer appointed

The University of Nottingham has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer.

Margaret Monckton will bring experience of financial management in private and public sectors as well as higher education when she takes charge of the University’s finances later this year.

Margaret will be responsible for the overall management of finances, investments, research support, procurement, Business Engagement and Innovation Services, IT services, internal audit and corporate systems. She replaces Andrew Unitt, who is set to leave the University at the end of July 2016.

Margaret Monckton

Margaret Monckton

A Chartered Accountant, Margaret was most recently Director of Finance and Infrastructure and Deputy Chief Executive at Staffordshire University. In this role she led the financial management and sustainability of the institution. She has also held key roles at Nottinghamshire-based Boots, the National College for School Leadership and as Assistant Chief Officer (Resources) at Nottinghamshire Police where she was the only non-police officer member of the executive team.

She will join the University on Monday 28 November 2016.

Margaret said: “I am extremely excited to be joining The University of Nottingham. I am passionate about Higher Education because of the difference that it makes to lives locally, nationally and internationally – the changes to the sector bring opportunities for Nottingham and I look forward to helping to take these forward. The University of Nottingham is a fantastic organisation with a great reputation and people – I am really pleased that I will soon be part of the team. I have lived and worked in Nottinghamshire for over 20 years.”

Welcoming her to the University the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Greenaway, said: “I am absolutely delighted Margaret Monckton is joining Nottingham as our new Chief Financial Officer. Margaret brings with her a rich array of experience; from the commercial sector, public sector and higher education. In addition to her specialist skills and fine leadership qualities, she is also someone who is values driven and thrives when collaborating as part of a team. Margaret will be a huge asset to our community and I look forward to working with her.”

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