Chief Operating Officer, Robert Kerse

Key role:

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for financial sustainability, people, IT and property.


Robert joined the University from the social housing sector where he held Executive level roles in both Bristol and London for 13 years. His previous role was as Executive Director (Resources) at Circle Housing, one of England’s largest housing groups with over 300,000 customers and 70,000 properties with a combined market value in excess of £11bn. Robert was responsible for Circle’s Finance, HR, IT, Procurement and Office Facilities. He started his career training as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bristol, after being educated at the University of Cambridge.




You may contact Robert Kerse through Sarah Price, Senior Executive Assistant in the Executive Support Team. 


You can view Robert Kerse's expenses for the period 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020 in the Senior Management expenses summary: 1 August 2019 - 31 January 2020 (PDF, 411kB).

The Chief Operating Officer did not incur any expenses for the period 1 February 2020 to 31 July 2020.