Helen Galbraith has been Director of the Planning Office since October 2006, and took on the additional responsibility of Deputy Secretary, with particular responsibility for Council, Court and committee matters, in May 2007. From November 2011, she is head of the Strategic Planning and Projects Division, which also incorporates the Strategic Projects Office. In addition to overall planning, budgetary and line management responsibilities, activities include supporting the implementation of the new University Vision & Strategy (replacing the University Plan), including associated business planning and performance review; management of the University’s subscriptions and sundry grants budgets; and management of the University's Support Process Review programme.
Rachel joined the Planning Office in February 2007, and became a Senior Planning and Projects Officer in May 2008. She currently has responsibility for the annual planning process for Divisional Reviews, Annual Academic Reviews, responding to HEFCE consultations and external surveys, and Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning. Rachel is the Departmental Safety Advisor.
Jenny has been in post as a Planning and Projects Officer since August 2007 and became a Senior Planning Officer in July 2012. Jenny’s main responsibilities include supporting senior meetings (Senior Team Away Days, Annual Academic Review meetings etc) and projects and taking a coordination role for management information/ data analysis work in the Planning Office. (Please note, Dominique Hooper in the Vice-Chancellor's Office is now the main contact for the the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group agenda).
Vicky joined the Planning Office in September 2012. Her main areas of responsibility are around the areas of capital prioritisation, risk and management information. Vicky is one of the University's key contacts for the online heidi system which contains data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and other data about institutions throughout the UK.
Kelly joined the Governance Office in August 2007, initially as the Clerk to Council and Court. She took on the role of Head of Governance in August 2011, and is now responsible for the servicing of Council, Court and Senate. Kelly is responsible for updating the University's governance instruments; the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations each year and for ensuring that changes are approved by the appropriate decision-making body. Kelly is also responsible for producing the purple "Guide to Council" each summer. Kelly is the first point of contact for any queries relating to University governance, including any Council, Senate or Court related matters. Kelly is currently on maternity leave and her role is being covered by Hugh Martin (until 4 October 2013).
Hugh joined the Governance Office in September 2012 to cover Kelly Dudley's maternity leave. His responsibilities are for the Governance Office are as detailed above.
Lucy joined the Governance Office as Governance Officer on 31 October 2011 and is responsible for supporting the Governance Office, in particular with servicing meetings of the University Planning and Resources Committee (UPARC), the Audit Committee, the Nominations Committee of Court and the Student Affairs Committee. Lucy has also managed a review and re-design of the University’s governance web pages and is currently managing a drive towards the paperless office.
Helen joined the Governance Office in September 2007. She is the Secretary to the Governance Office and the main point of contact for the office. She helps with Council, Senate and Court and associated committees. Helen works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Julie joined the Governance Office in May 2013 and carries out the same responsibilities as Helen. Julie works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.