New Director of Planning, Performance and Strategic Change – Laura Clayton


March 1st, 2021

Laura Clayton has been appointed as the University’s new Director of Planning, Performance and Strategic Change (PPSC) and will be joining the University on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

Laura joins Nottingham from UCL, where she led large scale strategic projects and change programmes to enhance the university’s services, provide more fulfilling careers and deliver greater investment in its academic mission.

With a career of more than 20 years in higher education, she brings extensive leadership experience gained at both an institutional and faculty level at King’s College London, where she was most latterly Director of Planning & Service Transformation.

The Director of PPSC is a key member of the Registrar’s senior team with responsibility for the development of strategy, planning and performance improvement across the University and works closely with the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Long.

Laura will lead and develop a highly capable team who will continue to support continuous improvement through effective engagement, collaboration and partnership with academic and professional services colleagues.

On her appointment, Laura said: “I am delighted to be joining the University of Nottingham at such a critical juncture in higher education. Nottingham has a great reputation for global engagement, curiosity, creativity and environmental sustainability. I look forward to working collaboratively across teams to enable the University to achieve its strategic ambitions.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, welcomed Laura to the role: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Laura to the Registrar’s department in this critical role as Director of PPSC. She has an outstanding track record and will, I am sure, be an excellent leader of a very committed and energetic department as well as a great colleague.

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