Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer, Rob Williams is a member of the senior management team. He oversees all aspects of the University's finances and financial performance.

He is a chartered accountant and has previously worked at the University of Oxford, BBC and HTV Group. He joined the University in July 2017.

Rob, who grew up in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in Cardiff and spent time with their practice in Zambia. On returning to the UK he joined HTV Group in a number of finance roles before becoming Group Treasurer. He has also worked as Finance Director of Partridge Films, the award-winning natural history film maker.

In 1995 he joined the BBC in London where he looked after, in turn, the finances of the Post Production and Graphic Design, Production Services and Radio and Music divisions. He joined the University of Oxford where he was instrumental in leading a major programme of change to improve the Finance Department and its support for teaching and research.

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