Kerry Law: moving on

Kerry Law, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, will leave the University of Nottingham on Friday 7 December 2018.

Kerry will take up a new role as Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer at the University of Leicester, where she will join the Leadership Team to help shape and deliver the future vision of the University. Like her current role, her responsibilities will include student recruitment, marketing, communications and brand but also include alumni relations and development.

In her role as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and a member of Executive Board, Kerry has led the External Relations team, comprised of four divisions: Digital and Marketing, Student Recruitment, Communications & Advocacy and Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Most recently, the Office of Global Engagement and the Institute for Policy and Engagement joined this broad and diverse team.

In her four-year tenure, Kerry successfully led the University’s rebrand; two global campaigns — firsts for Nottingham — to deliver student recruitment and enhance reputation; and led the University’s size and shape student number planning, working with colleagues across the University to achieve student recruitment targets.

Commenting on her move, Kerry said: “I am delighted to have secured this exciting role at the University of Leicester, and I very much look forward to the opportunities that the role and the institution will bring. This was not an easy decision. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Nottingham, and I feel immensely proud of what has been achieved. It will be hard to leave many inspiring colleagues and great friends both in the External Relations Department and across the University.”

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Shearer West said: “I would like to thank Kerry for the immense contribution she has made to our University, in particular for securing so many talented students to join our community and for highlighting our many research, teaching and institutional successes to our stakeholders. I wish Kerry every success in her new role at the University of Leicester.”

Registrar, Dr Paul Greatrix said: “I have greatly enjoyed working with Kerry both as UEB colleague and a marketing and communications professional. While Leicester’s gain is Nottingham’s loss, I am confident we will secure a successor of equal calibre. Kerry leaves a legacy of professional marketing, communications and admissions expertise that will stand Nottingham in good stead for many years to come.”

Kerry joined the University in 2014 following a 25-year career in marketing — 15 of those in Higher Education. Her career has included senior roles at De Montfort University, where she was the Director of External Relations for over 12 years, and FTSE100 company Pearson, where she led a team to launch and establish industry-focused degrees.

A recruitment exercise to secure Kerry’s successor will commence shortly.

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