Francesca Fowler - currently at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) - has been appointed as the Director of Human Resources at the University of Leeds.
Francesca is currently the Director of Organisational Development and Business Improvement at NTU, responsible for all Human Resources services, and for the leadership of a number of university-wide programmes designed to enhance organisational performance and embed a culture of continuous improvement.
Before joining NTU in 2001, Francesca developed her career in the food industry, culminating in a period of seven years as Director of Human Resources for a major division of Northern Foods plc.
Francesca is a graduate from the School of English at the University of Leeds, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in personnel management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. She is currently a Board member of ‘One Nottingham’ a city development agency; a member of the Board of Governors of Nottingham High School and a former member of the HEFCE Leadership, Governance and Management Strategic Advisory Board.
Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands says: "I am very pleased to welcome Francesca to the University and feel sure that she will make a tremendous contribution to our future growth and development."