University of Nottingham appoints new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

February 26th, 2019

The University of Nottingham is delighted to announce today that Helen Pennack will be joining as our new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.

Helen is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Warwick and has worked in the higher education sector for the past fifteen years in various marketing, communications and external relations roles.

External Relations is one of the University of Nottingham’s largest professional service departments, with nearly 300 staff working across a broad range of areas including student recruitment and admissions, widening participation, Lakeside Arts, marketing and digital, communications and advocacy, global engagement, political affairs and the University’s new Institute for Policy and Engagement.

At Warwick, Helen created the University’s first marketing function and led on the institution’s recent rebrand. As the institutional lead for marketing and communications, she currently oversees a department with a diverse range of responsibilities including marketing, student and staff communications, alumni engagement and events. Helen also has direction over the marketing activities in the University’s commercial arm.  Helen is also a faculty member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Europe’s Marketing Institute.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar of the University of Nottingham said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Helen to the University of Nottingham as our new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. She will be taking on the leadership of an outstanding team of professional staff and we all look forward to working with her as we continue to support the successful delivery of the University’s strategy across External Relations.”

Helen said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the University of Nottingham in this exciting role. At this current time, the higher education sector faces many challenges, but there are also opportunities too. Nottingham has a justified reputation as one of the most forward-thinking, pioneering universities in the world. As a Nottingham alumna I’m particularly proud and excited to have the opportunity to return to my University in order to lead an exceptional team of talented people in External Relations and help tell the University’s story.”

We look forward to welcoming Helen to the University in the coming months.

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