University announces HR Director and Pro Vice-Chancellor appointments

Two key appointments have been made to Nottingham Trent University’s Executive Team.

I am delighted to welcome Jayne and Martin to the Executive Team of the university.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor

Two key appointments have been made to Nottingham Trent University’s Executive Team.

A new Director of Human Resources will take up her position at Nottingham Trent University next month.

Jayne Billam will join on 4 April from the University of Lincoln, where she currently holds the equivalent role. She joined Lincoln in 2002 as HR Manager, progressing to Deputy Director and then, in 2006, becoming Director. Her previous career has included HR roles within the NHS and Boots.

She said: "I am delighted to be joining Nottingham Trent University as HR Director. I recognise that this is an exciting time to be arriving at the University and I look forward to playing a positive role in delivering the empowering people agenda.

"I am really thrilled by this new opportunity and also in taking responsibility for leading the HR team. I look forward to learning much more about NTU in the coming weeks and months when hopefully I will also have the chance to meet many new colleagues."

The university has also announced that Professor Martin McGinnity will become Head of the College of Science and Technology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) from 1 August. Martin joined Nottingham Trent University as Dean of the School of Science and Technology in March 2014.

In his new role, he will provide strategic leadership for the College, encompassing the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Science and Technology, as well as holding portfolio responsibility for student affairs across the university, including student support services.

Prof McGinnity said: "I am delighted to have been appointed to lead such a dynamic and innovative college in a university that has such ambitious plans for the future. I am certain that the new College of Science and Technology will make a major contribution in assisting the university deliver on those ambitions and I am looking forward to leading major initiatives in my new role.

"I am also pleased to be responsible for the student affairs portfolio, and to have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the university to ensure that our students are able to conduct their studies in a supportive and caring environment."

The announcement follows the appointment in February of Steve Denton as Chief Operating Officer and Registrar and Mike Carr as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Employer and Economic Engagement), as the university presses ahead with its five-year strategic plan to create the university of the future.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck said: "I am delighted to welcome Jayne and Martin to the Executive Team of the university and I know they will make a major contribution to us delivering on our new strategic plan: Creating the University of the Future."

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    Nottingham Trent University’s five-year strategic plan “Creating the University of the Future” has five main ambitions: Creating Opportunity, Valuing Ideas, Enriching Society, Connecting Globally and Empowering People.

    The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015. It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

University announces HR Director and Pro Vice-Chancellor appointments

Published on 23 March 2016
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