Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, University of Leicester, Honorary Secretary,
Association of Heads of University Administration
Dave has almost 30 years’ experience in the university sector, having first joined the Army upon leaving school, serving as a rifleman with the 3rd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets. His first experience of university management was as President of the Students’ Union at the University of Reading, where he also gained a first-class honours degree in History and Sociology as a mature student. He went on to work for the University as an Accommodation Manager and Editor of the Students’ Union’s Alternative Prospectus. In 1991, he joined the administration at the University of Warwick as an Administrative Assistant supporting the Distance Learning MBA programme. He left Warwick ten years later as Director of the Research and Development Services Office. In 2001, he joined the University of Birmingham as Academic Registrar, responsible for all aspects of the student experience, marketing and recruitment, resource allocation, academic quality, and corporate planning. Dave then joined Leicester as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer in 2006.