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Swansea University appoint Interim Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

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Swansea University has announced the appointment of Niamh Lamond as Interim Registrar and Chief Operating Officer from Monday (5th July).

Niamh Lamond, who will work with the university until February 2022, has extensive experience within the Higher Education sector, having most recently worked as Chief Operating Officer at Ulster University. Prior to that, she was the founding Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director of Falmouth Exeter Plus, a joint venture between Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.

Niamh Lamond is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has also been a member of HEFCE’s strategic advisory committee of leadership, governance and management. Until December 2020, she represented Northern Ireland on the national executive of the Association of Heads of University Administration.

The previous Registrar, Andrew Rhodes left the position in June. He oversaw the investigation that led to former vice-chancellor Richard B Davies and the ex-dean Marc Clement being suspended, and later dismissed after alleged conflicts of interest involving a commercial venture linked to the Llanelli Wellness Centre project, funded by Swansea Bay City Deal.

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Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Paul Boyle said: “Niamh is committed to collaborative working and to promoting a staff and student -focused culture. I welcome her to the university and very much look forward to her working with us over the coming months.”

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Niamh Lamond said: “I am very pleased to have this opportunity to join Swansea University and help it achieve its ambitions and grow as it emerges from the challenges posed by Covid. I am passionate about working with staff and students to deliver the best possible services, and I look forward to leading professional services at Swansea over the coming months.”


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