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Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer, Darren Xiberras.

As Chief Financial Officer, Darren Xiberras is a member of the University Executive Board. He oversees all aspects of the University's finances and financial performance.

Prior to joining Cardiff University Darren was Chief Finance Officer at the University of South Wales having joined them in 2019.   Immediately before that he held the same role for the education charity Teach First where he also oversaw the Human Resources (HR), property and IT functions.

Prior to Teach First, Darren was Finance Director of ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez) UK’s £350m turnover public sector division, delivering property services to a multitude of blue chip public sector clients across the UK.

Darren has also been Director of Corporate Services for a national UK charity and held the role of Group Finance Director for an Alternative Investment Market (AIM) listed PLC delivering services to the public sector. He trained as an accountant with South Wales Electricity PLC.

Darren currently holds the chair for the Welsh Higher Education Finance Directors’ Group (WHEFDG), and sits on the Executive Committee for the British Universities’ Finance Directors’ Group (BUFDG). Darren is a Trustee of the Difference Education Limited which works to reduce exclusion from mainstream schooling. He is also a co-opted member of the National Citizen Service audit and risk committee.

Darren graduated from Cardiff University with an Economics degree in 1993.

Personal Assistant

Alison Bartlett